Afternoon Light

Xanthorrhoea glauca

Xanthorrhoea glauca

Slanting afternoon sunlight caught in the leaves of the Xanthorrhoea glauca, a sparkling arc of light.

Angophora floribunda

Angophora floribunda

Glowing red tips of new growth illuminated in the western sunlight.

Liana climbing the Casuarina glauca

Liana climbing the Casuarina glauca

We were sitting by the lily pond, watching a natural light show as the lowering sun set fire to the leaf tips, touching them with gold. The grass tree shone like a firework, pink light radiated around the big Angophora, the Common Silk Pod climbing a casuarina sprang into relief, its leaves blending with those of the velvety green Eucalyptus tereticornis beyond.

12 thoughts on “Afternoon Light

  1. Afternoon is my favorite time of day. There is something about the slant of light that gets to me, and you’ve captured it in these photos. You did have a wonderful light show! I really love the Xanthorrhoea glauca. It’s really striking! You had a good eye to notice and get the camera! 🙂

  2. Nice photos!

    Trees are really very interesting. Especially the ones from Australia and New Zealand. Might be because many of them are very different from the ones native to the Northern Hemisphere.

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