Pathways to the Ground
Part of the Pathways series.
From left to right - Dawn, Midday, Afternoon and overcast
From snapshots of banyans on the Strand in Townsville. The roots of the banyan reach down from the branches, dividing several times before five points might meet the ground where one set off. They form a strong support and the tree can spread to cover very large areas. As the roots strengthen and more drop, the original trunk can be indistinguishable from the twisting vertical masses surrounding it.
Rhys Jones - the Edge of the Trees
"The discoverers" struggling through the surf where met on the beaches by other people looking at them from the edge of the trees. Thus, the same landscape perceived by the newcomers as alien, hostile, having no coherent form, was to the indigenous people their home, a familiar place, the inspiration of their dreams.
Photograph by Andrew Sikorski.