I don't like my eucalyptus tree because it's a very dirty tree and parts of it are really ugly. But today, I looked for something different and found it!
While shooting, I wanted to fill the frame so no post-shoot cropping was necessary. Feel free to comment! I'm learning ... and experimenting ... and I can use all the help I can get!
Early morning light on one side of the tree shows the rich earth tones of the trunk.
The gnarled base of the trunk shows the age of this tree. There are lots of different textures here - and the colors are so different.
In the midst of all the dead, shedding parts of the trunk, some life!
Standing below, my tree looks like it reaches the clouds ... and it just might.
There's some history in this ancient tree. One huge branch had to be removed because it was interfering with power lines. But that sawed-off branch left a message: "I was here."
Today, I saw that nasty old tree in a different light. Now I think I kinda like it! ☺