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Aussie abstract # 4

February 21, 2012

Captured in January 2011.

Like in the photo in my previous post, Aussie abstract # 3, Mother Nature has been giving a helping hand with the design of this work: From one of Australia’s many  fires.

Bushfires in Australia can be both harmful – and useful. Australia’s indigenous people used controlled bushfires to take care of the landscape.

In dry years the uncontrolled bushfires are a major problem in Australia. Last time it happened was in 2009.

In the summer of 2010-11, when we traveled in Australia, Australia had got the reverse problem:
Large floods caused disastrous conditions in several places, most severe in Queensland. We had planned traveling north from Sydney to Queensland, but had to travel southwards instead……

Which turned out to be an even wiser decision than we imagined: Shortly after we had arrived in Australia – and had started our trip southwards from Sydney – yet another natural disaster hit Queensland and its severely affected communities:
Cyclone Yasi.

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  1. February 22, 2012 12:43 am

    Beautiful texture! So is that a charred spot in the lower right corner? It looks like blue blood almost, very cool.

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    • February 29, 2012 3:14 pm

      The black area may well have something to do with the fact that there have been fires in and around the tree…

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  2. February 22, 2012 2:53 pm

    Love this – the patterns and texture are wonderful.And Mother Nature sure is powerful.

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  3. February 23, 2012 1:29 am

    Great photo of bark. Poor Australia !

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    • February 29, 2012 3:16 pm

      Yes, Australia has been hard hit by disasters in recent years.

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  4. February 23, 2012 8:46 pm

    Very nicely composed, Truels. I agree with Sarah…like a wound spurting blue life-blood. Australia needs a break!

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  5. February 23, 2012 10:16 pm

    Intersting ! World is round !!! Australia / Denmark / Iran …… The post you wrote was not caspian sea it was one of the beautiful beaches in Sydney and now here a magical and very lovely texture in a very nice friend’s frame ! You said everything about the fire perfectly ….

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    • February 29, 2012 3:19 pm

      Oh – so you have been in Sydney and Australia too :-) When did you go there?

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  6. February 24, 2012 4:48 pm

    That blue “dot” was an eye-catcher indeed. I wonder how that was made?
    Nature’s abstracts beat ours!

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    • February 29, 2012 3:20 pm

      It’s probably caused by the fires, that black/blue wound….

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  7. February 25, 2012 9:02 pm

    Wonderful patterns and textures. Nature is amazing!

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  8. February 28, 2012 7:36 pm

    Hi Truels!
    great abstract one! Posted the first of your suggestions: http://xworldmusic.wordpress.com/2012/02/28/music-from-japan-nanae-mimura/
    great!
    regards,
    xandi

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    • February 29, 2012 3:24 pm

      Pachelbel + marimba = great music ;-)
      Thanks for your comment.

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  9. February 29, 2012 9:02 pm

    Great! Lovely details!

    Er tilbake fra Tanzania og kan på nytt kommentere…
    Ønsker deg en flott torsdag!

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    • February 29, 2012 11:40 pm

      Allerede tilbage i kulden! Var du ikke fristet til at blive der meget længere?!

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