Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Native Rubies flowering in my winter...
I found native flowers blooming in my street on a winter's day, recently. They are interesting examples of native flowers in this part of Australia.
The red berries bring back memories of many past winters, they are a bit like Holly is to Christmas; they are winter to me. I am pretty sure they are a variety of Contoneaster.
Photo #2 is a Protea still in bud form. It was just a little too early, all the flowers on the bush were at this stage.
Photos #3 & #4 are of a King Protea.
Photo #5 is a Pink Flowering Gum. Anyone who has been visiting my Ruby Tuesdays for a while might remember my first Flowering Gum photos. I have never seen this variety of Gum tree before. It was so beautiful on the day I took the photos and still stunning a couple of weeks later.
Photo #6 is the buds of the pink Flowering Gum. They are spectacular all by themselves.
Photo #7 is what happens to the flowers when they are spent and gone. Those big gum nuts grow and live on the trees for quite a long time.
Even though there is not a whole lot of red in these photos, I think they still make it as Ruby Tuesday captures... :)
Happy Ruby Tuesday to all Ruby Tuesdayer's everywhere.
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