14/4 High winds


A couple of nights of high winds has brought out the wind surfers on Ralph’s Bay. This is a very shallow bay off the Derwent River and is generally very calm. It is a bird watchers paradise with many different gulls and other birds on the foreshore.

Windy night

Sunday, 16 January, 2011

Last night we had a lot of wind blowing through our suburb. Above is a photo of the tree across the road from the entrance to my house. It is a Eucalyptus or gum tree as we call them in Australia. Many of the Eucalyptus species have stringy or loose bark that will fly off in a breeze. I have also included the bark as it landed next to my drive.

Do you have any trees that lose bark? Or do you have trees that lose leaves instead? How often do you have to clean up the backyard from all the leaves and bark?