My studio is surrounded by bush acreage. Tracts of woodland are never more than footsteps or a short drive away. Walking the rail trail takes you through long stretches of eucalypt forest. State forest walks and a wilderness of bush can be found in every direction. Trees are good company. Trees are communities, they connect and cooperate in the cause of survival. Forest are precious habitat of myriad creatures, and the lungs of our world. They are places we treasure. Walk through them, experience the fall of the light through the green canopy, the fragrant air, the soft crunch of leaves and bark beneath your feet. Listen. What do you hear? The beautiful songs and calls of birds, the wind in the branches. Tree time is different to our time, take a rest.