West Australian Red- flowering Gum
Here in Sydney, some varieties of the magnificent West Australian Red-flowering Gum are still in bloom. Lately, I’ve seen several beautiful pink and rose-coloured varieties displaying their lovely flowers.
This particular one, however, has sadly had its day. I’m looking forward to early Summer this year so that, once again, we can all witness its glory. And don’t the Rainbow Lorikeets love them…
P.S. This photo was taken some weeks ago.
Bright and beautiful Bottlebrush
The flowers of the Bottlebrush are unique, stunning, and cheerful.
Take this wonderful example. Isn’t it a delightful colour? Doesn’t it catch the light in such a charmiong way?
What a difference perspective makes!
This is a scene I see nearly every day, but from a different perspective.
Normally the trees are on one side of my vision, and the river quite definitely on the other.
So by searching around for a new angle, I came up with a picture that is to me quite unfamiliar.
By the river
Impressive example of an Angophora costata
We live near an important and delightful area of unspoilt Australian bush.
In addition to the birds, reptiles, marine-life and other animals, there are many wonderful mature trees, and I love to admire them.
This one has the most beautiful coloured bark. It’s called a Smooth-barked Apple (Angophora costata). As you can see, it’s a large, spreading tree.
Just another of the many treasures to be found in the Australian bush.
Do you love this Australian native?
I hasten to add it’s one of my favourites.
Its botanical name is Epacris Longiflora, though many call it Fuchsia Heath, and it grows wild in the bushland park where Chicki and I take our daily walk.
Right now it’s near its peak, and is a true sights for sore eyes, especially when its captured by the light.
Closely related to the spectacular floral emblem of Victoria, Epacris Impressa, for my money its beauty is hard to surpass.
What do you think?