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#15 bark

Jigsaw puzzle pieces made by a tree?

I picked up these pieces below a huge pine tree in Armidale, NSW.
After a little research, it appears to be the Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa), a native of western North America.

Very few native Australian trees lose their leaves but many lose their bark; in curls, strips and hard wads. Check them out here Aussie Tree Bark Types.

Have you heard of Paper Bark Paintings?

The bark of the Paperbark Tree ( Melaleuca sp.) is used in collage to represent landscape texture, colour and form. If you are interested, check out a modern Paperbark Collage by Australian artist Bev Doak and a more traditional collage at The National Museum of Australia.

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perhaps a tree?

20130116-231840.jpg how many faces can you see?

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4 comments on “#15 bark

  1. Darls
    January 17, 2013

    There’s quite a few colours in that last photo. And wonderful shapes and hidden gems!

    • msiskirt
      January 17, 2013

      One side is rusty/salmon and the other bluish/grey . . . I think the grey side faced away from the trunk.

  2. harryipants
    January 17, 2013

    I see four faces!
    Three obvious ones, plus a tiny baboon face. It’s a bit like looking in the mirror…
    I love the bottom photo though… in it I see animals and fish, and the colours are great.

    • msiskirt
      January 17, 2013

      Yeh! I see dinosaurs. And at least 3 faces, the main one being an old lady with a hooked nose, pointy chin, hat and a touch of lippy!

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