Noticing the details
Usually I walk quickly to a bus stop or on an errand but the task of drawing in the local streets has slowed me down to notice more details. For example there is a flowering eucalyptus tree three houses down, on the roadside, but... there is an ugly electricity pole right next to it. What was planted first - the tree, or the pole? In Geelong poles and wires are necessary I suppose, but in some newer suburbs I believe they are putting them underground.
On the other hand, sometimes, just sometimes, there is a beauty about a detail or object designed for a purpose that is almost sculptural. I found two power poles by a google search that look like modern sculpture. Thee was a reference to 'potheads' and 'terminators' which I thought was interesting! Also I like the look of power towers stalking across the land, such as on the drive to Anakie.
added later, on Tuesday:
I saw this 'Dancing Tree' in Wilson Road when on the way to the library. It seemed to be dancing with the electric pole! Another strange juxtaposition that the local planners don't seem to bother about. I think the convoluted branches were caused by someone who lopped the tree very drastically at one stage and it objected!