Spring is coming 6 by girlie

Spring is coming 6

The Stringybark is a native Australian eucalypt tree, the bark of which was often used by early settlers for the roofs and walls of their huts. Aboriginal inhabitants also used it for their dwellings. Driving through the bush yesterday, I was delighted to see the Stringybarks covered in blossom everywhere I looked, a sure sign Spring is almost here!
following you so I can get a good glimpse of the beautiful Aussie flora and fauna (etc)!
August 21st, 2010  
Beautiful...looks a bit like Christmas ornaments! I agree with Carol. I feel as though I'm under the tutelage of a world famous botanist with your postings. Love it!
August 21st, 2010  
Lovely! Spring is so close now I can almost taste it!!
August 22nd, 2010  
I LOVEEEEEEE this!!
August 22nd, 2010  
Robin, I never saw this flower before. Your photo is very cool. Thanks for sharing with us.
August 22nd, 2010  
Thanks Carol, Peggy, Belinda, Dalia and John!
August 22nd, 2010  
Hi.. thanks for visiting. Yes, that is a photo of me on the deck. After many hot days we finally got some relief, and it was almost cold. Hence the quilt. Now it's hot and muggy again.
August 22nd, 2010  
My shot for today is very similar! ... is mine a stringy bark too?
August 22nd, 2010  
Very pretty bloom! Love the colors & the detail. Such a huge variety of natives you know of. Love seeing them all! Great shot!
August 22nd, 2010  
I have lots of time for our natives! this one's a beauty!
August 22nd, 2010  
Thanks Krissy, molizard and Miriam. Nice to meet you Carol.
August 22nd, 2010  
Such pretty flowers,wonderful shot!
August 22nd, 2010  
Another brilliant shot from you! I am going to look this up, we have a lot of Eucalyptus here in SA (named Bluegum). They have hit the "unwanted" list though for their capacity to use up a lot of water and undermine any growth (especially indigenous SA) nearby. We have had to fell quite a few on our property, but still have about 4 enormous ones left.
August 22nd, 2010  
Thanks for your info on the Bluegum...I think you are right and that it is the Tasmanian one. Luckily the ones we have left are nowhere near our house. Would be interesting to see what the bark of the stringybark looks like :-)
August 22nd, 2010  
Thanks for the link Robin, I went and had a look at the stringy-bark tree and I am sure I have seen that particular one here in SA as well. I also had a look at the Aboriginal stringy-bark structures...very interesting!
August 22nd, 2010  
What a cool looking flower/plant!
August 22nd, 2010  
Very pretty shot.
August 22nd, 2010  
beautiful flowers and nice color
August 22nd, 2010  
Looks like something from under the sea! So pretty
August 22nd, 2010  
Those are really neat!
August 22nd, 2010  
wOw
August 22nd, 2010  
Wow, so cool, looks like it's an underwater plant!
August 22nd, 2010  
Hi Robin, thats a lovely shot - thanks for your comments on my pics! Much appreciated.!
August 23rd, 2010  
Really like the focus, agree with Bill - looks like underwater plants! :-)
August 23rd, 2010  
beautiful! I've never seen one like this before!
August 29th, 2010  
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