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