Is it a handstand? : Tuesdays of Texture


© irene waters 2018

Is it  a giant doing  a handstand?


© irene waters 2018

No it is a tree clothed in crotcheted leggings (or would it be tunkings or branchings)?


© irene waters 2018

Why? One has to wonder. Middle of summer the tree certainly isn’t cold.


© irene waters 2018

Perhaps it is to protect the tree from possums climbing or some other creature eating the bark – but I don’t really know. Perhaps it was just Christmas Decoration.

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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14 Responses to Is it a handstand? : Tuesdays of Texture

  1. It’s truly unique isn’t it?

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  2. susansleggs says:

    I will always wonder, WHY?

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  3. lifelessons says:

    This is a ‘thing,’ knitters or crocheters covering large things. Unfortunately, I think this one is pretty ugly. Definitely not an improvement over nature, in spite of all the work that went into it.

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  4. calmkate says:

    yes definitely not an improvement on nature, people must have too much time and wool! Or is this grannie graffiti?

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  5. Val says:

    It’s called ‘yarn-bombing’ and I love it on inanimate things like bicycles but loathe it on natural things like trees… don’t they need to ‘breathe’? And won’t the dye in the fabric maybe run in the rain and stain the bark? But don’t mind me, that’s just my inner-grumbler at work!)

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  6. A statement, I think, but imagine that much energy used to make sweaters for the elderly, hats for the homeless, booties for newborns. The tree probably itches.

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