Have I mentioned how much I love trees lately?

It’s late spring here in South East Queensland, which also means its storm season. There’s lovely bushland near my house and, in the past week, the combination of rain and wind has stripped the scribbly gums of their winter bark. I took my phone when I walked my dog today to get some shots before the bark dries and blows away. I also snapped a couple of other trees that grabbed my attention.

Random fact: the scribbly gum gets its name from the markings made on its bark by a surprisingly artistic grub (worm).



  1. Too true! When you’ve spent a couple of weeks in Singapore your eyes drink in the sight of trees, trees , trees on the drive home from the airport. We live in a truly beautiful part of this state.

  2. Loved this post Paula. I love trees too and often walk about where I live taking photos of all my favourite ones. Winter or summer, they are all wonderful!

    1. paulaweston says:

      Thanks! Being away recently made me appreciate the beauty outside my front door even more. 🙂

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I’m the author of the Rephaim series and The Undercurrent.

For my day job, I’m a writer-journalist-professional communicator, where my writing involves a lot less profanity.

I grew up in regional South Australia and now live in the Scenic Rim with my husband and a retired greyhound.

If you’re interested in how I came to land a publishing deal, you can read the short version in this post from August 2011. There’s a longer version (in a guest post) here.

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