Thursday, August 30, 2018

Thursday Thoughts...

Some people say, all gum trees look the same. But I go out and see gum trees on the landscape, in all different poses like ballet dancers, accepting whatever aspect of nature comes their way. 

Rosalie Gascoigne

It's been a while between Rosalies...

But today we talk about art, and she mentioned gumtrees and we are just back from down south where we visited some wonderful gum trees so here we are!

It's funny isn't how some folk can look at something and only see sameness. They can't see individuality, uniqueness, quirkiness or anything else that separates one from the other. They see homogeneity. It must just seem easier that way.

Perhaps artist learn to see differently. They learn to see what makes something different from something else; the shadow, the angle, the colour, the light, the texture, the beauty in the old...

I hope so.

Gum tress along the Ovens River at Bundalong, Vic.


  1. the subtleties of the Australian bush, when we first arrived in Australia nearly 50 years ago, it was so different to the deciduous forests of North America where I was born, it took years before I started noticing all the tiny flowers in the coastal heathland, the different varieties of trees and grasses in the open woodlands, the rainforest species that grow in the gullies.

    1. Its so true Mo isn't it - we see what we are used to seeing; and can hardly find the beauty and the difference in the unfamiliar. But gradually they appear and we are transfixed!

  2. It took me a while to get 'my eye in' to the English countryside having grown up in Africa - I used to see the difference of the trees and bush there but here in the UK, it was just mounds of green. I am now able to see and appreciate the subtle differences but still miss that harder drier look of Africa compared to the soft greens and lush foliage here.

    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a note! I completely understand - how different those landscapes must be. It can be hard to differentiate those subtle differences - I think I would miss the grey greens of our land as well. Go well.


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