These are the photos of an amazing, mystical looking old tree I saw while visiting Goulburn last year. The branches were hiding under an umbrella-shaped canopy of bright green leaves. When I ducked under the tree and looked up, it was like looking at a writhing heap of snakes or the Medusa’s hair. It is one of the most fascinating trees I have come across, like something out of a twisted fairy tale. It almost seemed as though it had suffered some violent torture and was hiding under its deceptively calm canopy.
“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity… and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.”
― William Blake