In many Australian trees and shrubs, new growth is heralded by reds, from pinkish red to orangey red.
Often these fresh leaves are more colourful or noticeable than the flowers, and are usually softer than the older leaves.
Red is even implied in the common name of this Bleeding Heart tree (Omalanthus). I loved that the small flower spikes were all curving as if posing for a Leunig cartoon.
In the areas devastated by bushfire two years ago, any new growth is welcome, but so is seeing the repurposing of trees burnt beyond resurrection as they host healthy fungi.
This one has become an arresting sculpture, while also nurturing small ferns in its hollow and a series of fungi steps on a limb.
Nature wastes nothing.