They’re Out! Western Australian Red-flowering Gums!

14 Dec

Margaret's Classic Posts

Iโ€™m so glad that these have become popular! In many of our local streets, these wonderful flowers are to be seen. Several well-advanced trees are growing in nearby nature strips. And donโ€™t the Rainbow Lorikeets love them!


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6 Responses to “They’re Out! Western Australian Red-flowering Gums!”

  1. Jim December 14, 2016 at 11:45 am #

    Hi Margaret,

    I trust that you and Ronald are well.

    I have an organ topic question that I would like to put to him through you, if I may?

    While Ronald and his team was constructing his masterpiece in the SOH’s concert hall, I have been told by various people over the years that the ‘stand-in’ organ in use was a Hammond X-66 (Hammond’s most expensive model at the time).

    I have never been able to verify that, and am wondering if Ronald remembers if that was in fact the case.

    Thanks and best wishes,


    • Margaret Lynette Sharp December 15, 2016 at 12:05 am #

      Hi, Jim,

      Ron doesn’t recall a stand-in organ. He says that the Sydney Symphony might know.

      Best wishes,


  2. joshi daniel December 24, 2016 at 9:41 am #

    cool ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. philosophermouseofthehedge December 24, 2016 at 8:31 pm #

    No wonder these are becoming popular – gorgeous.
    And to wrap up the holiday season…
    Waiting for sunset on Christmas Eve is like standing toes-over-the-edge on a high diving board.
    Every year we’d cruise casually by the window to keep an eye on the sun’s progress until it was officially evening.
    Then the shout “Christmas Eve Gift!” would ring out.
    You see, the traditions says that the first person to voice that phrase on Christmas Eve to another would be graced with good fortune and joy all the next year.
    (And of course, whomever was first won. Everything was a contest…)
    It’s more difficult to be first now with caller ID.
    As all those who have become my friends in blogland are spread widely across time zones, I’d like to wish you all “Christmas Eve Gift” now.
    And as I already feel so fortunate to have such wonderful readers and writers in this neighborhood, I wish to share any phrase acquired good fortune and joy with you in thanks.
    No matter where you are or what you are guided by, hope you have a very merry Christmas and a new year full of adventure and joy.
    Peace on earth and goodwill towards all creatures great and small.

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