Bye, Gum!

Gum tree flowers, originally uploaded by sue tortoise.

This is the gum tree that I looked out on from the office window in my previous job. A happy reminder of my visits to Australia and a lovely thing in its own right: with birds in the branches, buds, flowers and gum nuts in season, and the changing light on its pale trunk and its grey-green leaves. I took this photo in May last year.

I’ve missed the tree since I left the job. I popped into the old place today, to catch up with my friends. The weather was lovely, the people were pleased to see me.

The tree was gone.


One Response to “Bye, Gum!”

  1. it upsets me too

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