This weeks Photo of the Week was taken Saturday
(December 5, 2015)
So delicate, with an intricate patchwork of greens and browns, I believe this leaf is from a Marri tree.
Dean and I were out walking in the Dalgraup Reserve, in the heart of the Blackwood Valley in Western Australia’s South West. We were surrounded by a variety of eucalyptus trees – Karri, Jarrah, Marri* and Yarri – and as we walked, I noticed one area where the decomposition of the leaves on the forest floor was quite noticeable.
This leaf caught my attention and, subsequently, so did this photo I took.
* Marri’s (Corymbia calophylla), also known as Red Gum, were formerly known as Eucalyptus calophylla but were transferred from the Eucalyptus genus to the newly created Corymbia genus back in 1995.