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An odd boat mooring

Definitely worth a closer look.

I’m puzzled by this. At first, I assumed this was a joke, or a mistake, or something. But that boat is very carefully fixed in place, and you can see (lower down in the tree) what looks like a platform for perhaps another boat. Or maybe it’s a tree house, and the boat is the roof? There’s only one word for this, and all we know what it is. “Odd!”

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An odd loo break

While walking in the Mt Annan Botanic Garden (outer Sydney) last weekend, my friend and I were astounded to come across this toilet sitting all by itself in a building site. Not much privacy if the workers had to use this!

A bit of thought revealed that this is a public toilet block under construction. I recognised the floor tiles and the basic structure from a completed block.

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Tree Squares: Camping

Camping on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania, 1993

I started July’s extravaganza of Tree Squares with a tree photo from my overland trip in Africa, so it seems fitting to end on the same note. I have no idea what sort of tree this is, but it’s dramatic.

Two Tree Squares from me today, due to having spotted the remarkable tree growing around the power lines a few hours ago! I just had to share that.

July Squares are all about Trees. As always, a huge thanks to Becky!

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Tree Squares: Around the Power Lines

This is a determined tree!

I snapped this tree with my phone today, while out walking (exercise being one of the four permitted reasons to leave your home in Sydney these days). In the 15 years I’ve lived in this area of Sydney, I’ve never walked down this street before, so was taken aback when I spotted this. I’m amazed that the electricity company goes to the bother of trimming the inside branches of this tree so they don’t touch the lines, rather than simply cutting it back. And I admire this tree’s determination to grow up and around!

July Squares are all about Trees

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Tree Squares: Bottle Tree

Planted in 2007

Here’s another interesting tree type from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney. The trees in these photos are both Queensland Bottle Trees, one much younger than the other.

The label for this tree didn’t say when it was planted, unfortunately, but look at the size of the trunk!

It’s so large that it needs propping up.

About the trees

July Squares are all about Trees