Days of rain have festooned paint
on the hill above the Capital
completing the display
to cheer the Year of the Tiger.
The trees are costumed in stripes
for a festive parade in tune with China;
jagged yellow, lemon, grey and dark
camouflaged but shining brightly.
The eucalypts have shed their coats
to join the celebrations.
Chinese New Year
1 September 2013