The tree in these images is the tree we used to use as a Christmas tree when I was a child. Every year we would drive to the local river to collect one and it was a really exciting moment finally sitting it in a bucket of sand ready for decoration. We spent quite a lot of time on the banks of that river, picnicing, swimming and watch our father fishing so this particular tree holds good memories for me.
This isn’t that same river, the Georges River, but part of Iron Cove which is closer to the city. We regularly walk along and sometimes, around this water, together with hoards of other people trying to keep fit. It is called the Bay Run. Some of you might remember seeing other photographs I have posted here.
I took this photo while walking around the Bay. Since it is quite a long way I didn’t take my camera, so this is an iPhone shot. You can see that the tree has needle like leaves. Anyone recognise it? I If you look really carefully you will also see some water birds – water birds only ten minutes from the CBD! Perhaps someone will know the name of the birds too.