God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease,
avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods.
But he cannot save them from fools.
- John Muir
These two trees are on our smallholding, one on each side of the fence, and this was done when we were still firmly in the grip of Winter. Although the Blue gums are evergreen, they seem to take on a winter jacket and mourn with the rest of nature the loss of greenery and colour. In summer, although they don't have any extra leaves, they seem to shout out "summer is back!"