This crazy-looking tree is a Couroupita guianensis — ‘Cannonball tree’ to most people. I’ve only ever seen one in my life, at the botanic garden in Darwin.
The Vivid light festival was cancelled in 2020 due to covid, and this year it’s been moved from the usual late May/early June slot to August. Let’s hope that by then, Sydney’s covid crisis is over and we can get out and about.
I didn’t have this photo lined up for Tree Squares, but when I saw Becky’s ‘palm trees’ post, and the quote “May you never be too busy to stop and breathe under a palm tree”, I just had to post this. Breathing under a palm tree is all well and good — but first, check what’s up that tree!
I couldn’t think of a kinder way to say it, but this tree is, well, dead. Very striking, though, with its strong and dramatic lines. I spotted it while walking between Coogee and Maroubra, which are Sydney coastal suburbs.
I thought those bold shapes and textures would work well in black and white, too.