This blog has transformed into a photoblog about trees including what happens to trees once they have been cut down.
These photographs are not of trees in the wilderness. I live in a place where there are trees, and I frequently photograph them a lot whilst I am on my poodle walks. This photographing of trees then extends to my road trips. These are mostly trees in agricultural landscapes.
A picture of four trees on local country road--Baum Rd-- which were photographed on a late afternoon walk on an overcast day. The rain was coming in from the south-west.
Robin Boyd, a critic of suburban sprawl, coined the term "arboraphobia," or white Australia's fear of trees, that led to massive razing of land to create a paved suburban landscape. A suburbia that is a wasteland, a dry, ugly cement landscape of the suburbs; mangy backyards with pathetic garden plots and dark, claustrophobic interiors with cracked walls and ceilings and, ironically, floral carpets. These images are linked to moral aridity, sexual dysfunction, the sterile suffocation of suburban living, and the dread of natural growth invading the house.