The still waters of a small lake become a mirror reflecting the skeletal form of dead acacia trees at the ephemeral wetland in Randwick Environment Park.
The wetland is ephemeral because it comes and goes with the rains and their absence. Recently, as we come out of the southern winter, rains have filled the wetland, attracting numerous waterbirds.
I visit the wetland when I’m in the area. Concealed amid the wattles and tea trees of the Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub, the wetland — it’s a lake when full — is hidden away and even people who live nearby sometimes don’t know of its existence.
It was on one of those visits when the waters were still that I came across the reflected trees and the reflection of that bright object you see in the image — the sun.