Y is it so? – #TreeSquare

Welcome to Day #6 of Tree Squares (I’ve missed a few days)

Tree Travel

I loved finding this tree when we were on our Aussie Outback Adventure in the Flinders Ranges, South Australia, a few years ago.

My first thoughts when I saw this tree, were about the TV show I watched as a teenager, a science show with Professor Julius Sumner Miller. His catch-phrase was a gruffly spoken question ‘Why is it so?’

Anyone else remember this show?

Y is it so?

I think this tree sums it up nicely – Y is it so?

Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Here’s another great old tree which I called my Priscilla Queen of the Desert tree when we were on our Aussie Outback Adventure in 2017. I love the way it has grown in this wild way not bending to anyone’s will but its own.

Priscilla Queen of the desert in the Flinders ranges South Australia
The Priscilla Queen of the Desert tree – in the Flinders Ranges South Australia

How silent the trees, their poetry being of themsleves only.

Mary Oliver

Becky’s Squares

Becky’s square theme for July is Trees – here’s a link to her post today – it’s a monthly challenge where Becky posts a square photo every day and invites us all to join in, either daily or spasmodically as the whim takes us! I’ve had a few days break and am back today (obvs!). No pressure to join in every day 🙂

Day 1 was the rainbow through the trees, Day 2 was snow falling on the tree, Day 3 was about time travel fun with a quick trip to Fiji.

NAIDOC Week 4-7 July 2021

It’s been great to share these fabulous trees with you, especially this week as it’s NAIDOC Week here in Australia.

This amazing adventure was part of an Indigenous Cultural trip we did with friends, walking the Frome River, an ancient river that has significant Aboriginal history, sites and rock art nearby. We were taken by Indigenous guides who generously shared their history and culture with us along the walk. So much history in this land!

Here’s the NAIDOC Week poster for 2021 with the theme of Heal Country.

NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week is celebrated by all Australians and is a great opportunity to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Read more here.

The artwork includes communities, people, animals and bush medicines spread over different landscapes of red dirt, green grass, bush land and coastal areas to tell the story of the many ways Country can and has healed us throughout our lives and journeys. Source

Acknowledgement of Country

I would like to acknowledge and pay my respects to the Adnyamathanha people, the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we were gathered on. 

I would like to pay my respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging, and acknowledge all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, also paying my respects to the Elders, past, present and emerging. You can read more about the Acknowledgement of Country here.

Proud to live in this great and ancient land.

Deb 🙂

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PS: A brief apology (#sorrynotsorry) to some readers who may get tired of my extra posts and my photos of trees – I’m enjoying myself and I hope you are entertained too.

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19 Replies to “Y is it so? – #TreeSquare”

  1. I love that Priscilla tree – I could photograph it for ages! And NAIDOC Week sounds wonderful – I always like to learn about the indigenous traditions and culture of any place I visit.

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  2. What a gorgeous example of native art in that poster. Love the colors and all of the dots that make up the picture. Reminds me of some painted rock techniques I have seen.

    I see antlers in the split trunk of the Y is it so tree. Nice smooth bark. Are the trees dormant or dead? Both are lovely and look a lot like drift wood shaped and softened by water.

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    1. Isn’t the poster great Leslie, the colours and stories woven through it are fabulous! Yes I can see antlers in the tree now that you mention it too. I think the trees were dead and probably are very much like driftwood.


  3. Two remarkable tree photos. I especially like the unusual twisting of your Priscilla Queen of the Desert. It has a snake vibe to it.

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