And among the peeling layers of bark, this eucalyptus gives purchase to some climbing ivy.
Some force during its youth has given it a bump and crooked its growth.
What was supposed to be two trees, grew into a single. One base and two major branches form a strong, fat, trunk.
Then spring and summer began leafing them out, cover the bones and you forget what they looked like in their winter guise. I've always had a special affection for trees. I've even been called a tree hugger.