Take a piece of paperbark and
write your wish
Bury it in the ground and
in three days dig it up and set it on fire
Releasing the wish to the universe... Ian Scott
You may need to embiggen these shots to get up close and personal with one of the most unusual trees you're likely to see. The Melaleuca quinquenervia aka the paperbark tree was, and in some areas probably still is, used by the indigenous Aboriginals in many ways, medicinal and practical. Herdsman Lake Regional Park has the densest area of paperbark trees that I personally have seen. Not quite 'enchanted' but it is an eerie and at the same time magical sight..
Described as 'thicker than paper but with a softer texture' it was tres tempting to reach across and pull a shard off the nearest tree, I resisted.. this time! I read that in Florida the paperbark has been deemed an invasive weed, the swampy area it thrives in does seem the perfect environment for alligators, thankfully not so in Perth :) Here's hoping you have a fabulouso weekend, take care and stay safe..