Man meets nature

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Timber power poles are commonplace in Sydney. I like the weather worn appearance of this one near our home. The uneven surface of the wood contrasts with the smooth, metal street light support, cables and ceramic insulators.

A native Bottlebrush tree flourishes next to the pole. It attracts brightly coloured native lorikeets who have to compete for space with territorial Indian Myna birds. A member of the Starling family, the Indian Myna bird was introduced by man to Australia in the 1860’s to keep the insect population at bay.

8 thoughts on “Man meets nature

  1. This might seem a strange thing to say – but there is a certain old world charm to these timber power poles.

    In Singapore, they replaced all with aluminium poles – efficient, sterile, characterless.

  2. Pingback: Why have trees near power lines? | theINFP

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