A symphony of snow gums

Snow gums make the Australian ski fields unique. Their rainbow trunks, waxy leaves and twisting limbs colour our slopes with an unmistakable character.

The branches and leaves bend under the weight of new snow, and glisten under ice.

As the sun comes out, these lively trees spring into the air, appreciative of the warmth.

Even in freezing weather, I will stop to admire the beauty of a snow gum on the mountain, and more than once have brought my  bare hand out of its glove to capture a beautiful tree on camera.

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2 thoughts on “A symphony of snow gums”

    1. Thank you. Believe it or not these are all taken with my phone (easiest thing to carry whilst skiing)! It’s a Samsung Galaxy S4. I am always amazed at the quality of the pictures it can take.

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