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An acorn wrapped in paper towel in a clear glass bottle, facing an interior with framed prints
Three acorns wrapped in paper towel in a clear glass bottles, facing an outside courtyard in the sun
Three sprouting acorns in green glass bottles, in a home interior
A small oak tree, protected by fencing

COVID oaks

During the COVID-19 lock down, I collected acorns which slowly grew tiny tap roots and leaves. Every day, I looked forward to seeing their new growth. Now they are planted on a friend’s property in the ACT, and are turning into proper oak trees. This was a happy distraction from the pandemic, and it was also soothing to see new trees grow after recent the devastation of the bush fires.

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