Back to trees, and one in particular: THAT apple tree.
I tried to get a shot of it to show the volume of fruit left - failure.
Tried to get a shot of the rainbow lorikeets eating the fruit - failure.
Managed to show eaten fruit - success-ish
Picked up limb with fruit - it's heavy - it may snap if I don't pick all the fruit soon, or ask the neighbours in to assist.
But I realised that one of the things that's stands out is the colour of the tree. It's such a bright green, and a vibrant contrast with the colours of the other trees round here.
Have a look, and you'll see what I mean:
Now compare that colour with some leaves from a Lemon Scented Gum.....
The apple now looks a bit brash and garish.
Speaking of brash and garish, if you now look at some of the maurading Rainbow Lorikeets, you'd wonder how their colouring could possibly be considered a disguise.
It's extremely effective and they're hard to see in the eucalypts!
I think the one on the left looks like it's criticising the one next to it. "Ooh look at those feathers on your back, you haven't done a very good job of preening, and you've got a speck of yellow on your blue front, and it's dappled, how quaint, it's not like my lovely solid blue. And the one on the right is wondering whether to fly away or stick up for his mate"...just a thought....