Senior, photographer and artist set out to capture the black wattle tree in all its glory. The perfect specimen had to be sort out – standing tall and proud against a blue sky we found it. The tell-tale signs of the blacken branches; woven together to form a pod like cocoon, it resonates with us all as being an indelible part of the Central Australian landscape.
Hiking across the road armed with tripod and camera pack we scrambled up the embankment, navigating our way through the long fronds of the buffel grass and prickles that lay in our path. Ever aware of snakes, we took extra care on how and where we placed our feet.
In all its glory the black wattle looked magnificent. It presents itself as a place of safety where one can be supported, protected and cocooned from the outside world. Sliding between the upright branches our senior was swaddled in its long black tendrils.