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Old 12-20-2008, 10:11 AM
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Re: Photographs of Spring flowers

Are those old eucalyptus trees? They bring me some memories of my native town in Argentina, but I am not sure...

I love the path, with the flowers at the end. Thank you!
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Hi Pat and Raquel,
They are Eucalyptus trees, gum trees, most pre-dominante species in Australia, first ones could be red river gums seeing they are right next to the river, I know my tree names like my flowers. It's a fairly large garden what you see would only be a small section of it, I keep well away from the houses.
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Old 12-20-2008, 10:53 AM
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Re: Photographs of Spring flowers

They did look a little like eucalyptus trees, especially the bark. There is a road near me that is lined with them, even here in New England. It may be a different variety though.

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Old 12-20-2008, 11:15 AM
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Hi Pat,
Definately Gummies but not sure which ones, there are so many kinds here, they have been shipped around the world for various reasons, they are a hardy plant which handle drought conditions as well snow. The red river gums are the last of the old trees still standing in this area they'd be around three/four hundred years old.
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Lovely flowers and I can't wait to try and paint some of them Thanks for sharing
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Old 12-22-2008, 12:24 AM
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Hi All,
Festivities nearly here, time to duck for cover.
Pat am posting a pick of a Red River Gum, I Know it is one because it's got sign stuck to it, declaring it be so, all the signs warn of falling arms and legs.

Hot day, Red River gum.


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Good reason to have bees.
Not a problem barbsgarden, glad you like them.
Have a good one,
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Thanks, Mac, that is an outstanding tree and much bigger than the ones here.
Emu or ostrich? Great bee close-up....

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Old 12-22-2008, 05:40 PM
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Hi Pat,
I'm not sure if the ones near you are river gums, some of them look alike, Leaf, seed pod and bark are the three main ways to identify. They are nice trees but prone to dropping bits, dangrous to be under in windy weather.
Bird is ostrich, back yard pet, very inquizative, had a go at my camera scored a hit.
Pollination in action, shy little dude, No matter how much I ask, he would'nt face the camera.
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I agree, Mac, that I don't think the ones near me are river gums. They don't shed.
Ostriches can be very feisty...

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Old 12-23-2008, 12:41 AM
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Hi Pat,

This is the culprit who sneeked up on me.


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That is an awesome in your face photo...

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Old 12-25-2008, 05:42 PM
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Hi Pat,
Hope you had a nice xmas, and to everyone else.
Ostrich is an in your face kind of bird, specialy when your not looking.
Magnolias have nearly finished for the year, but the lotus are now in full
swing.







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Thanks, Mac, I may have to try one of them. I love the green reflected light.

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Old 12-26-2008, 09:23 AM
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Hi Pat,
RE; flower pics , all yours.
I will be shooting a lot of Lotus flowers for the next few months now that they have grown back and flowering again. They have interesting leaves that encourage other shots. Amazing water resistance abilities.





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Amazing shots. Would make good abstract paintings.

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