07 January 2012

...a bushland walk

An early morning amongst the gum trees, and the path ahead ...


and now behind...


wonderful contrasting colours and textures in the barks on trees.


Don't be deceived with the 'green grasses'.  It's not a lush pasture grass at all, but more than likely a native known as Blady-Grass Imperata cylindrica.  It's characteristically quite nasty to touch with sharp edges to the leaves, spreading via rhizomes underground.

Interesting facts noted on this Australian Seed site, include "the margins are finely toothed, and are embedded with sharp silica crystals".  Also, "it is used for thatching the roofs of traditional homes in Papua New Guinea".

Back to the trees which I enjoy so much, each one revealing it's very own character.


It's the wonderful Scribbly Gum again, shedding it's bark.  I've blogged about this tree before, telling that the larvae of the Scribbly Gum Moth tunnel under the bark, creating a captivating "bush graffiti".





You've got to love Nature's Bounty.




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14 comments:

Giga said...

Wspaniały spacer po lesie. Piękne drzewa i ich kora oraz zieleń. Pozdrawiam.

A walk in the woods. Beautiful trees and their bark, and green. Yours.

Jenni said...

I love the scribble on the scribbley gum, thanks for the info about how it came to be there!
Jenni

heyBJK said...

I really like those trees, Carole! They're very unique and have a lot of character.

TexWisGirl said...

i love that tree and those scribbles. you can keep the sharp-edged grass, though! :)

Danelle said...

What a lovely place for a walk!

Andrew said...

Haha!
Wonderful to see Carole
I did the very same myself today.

Your images are so lovely to see.

deb duty said...

What a beautiful walk and lovely photos! The close ups of the trees are really interesting.

geetlee said...

Wow, i love that graffiti :)
yes, nature is so special isn't she?

Tiffany said...

So cool, lovely shots, and I love the lesson too! Thanks for sharing.

Tiffany

Liz said...

Looks like a lovely peaceful walk Carole! I love those last 2 shots.

Sharyl said...

And do kookaburra really hang out in gum trees or is that just in the song we sang as kids? I was thinking I had seen it before, but it was a long while ago. These sure are unique specimens! I've not seen the squiggles before--so I'm glad you shared those again!

Pat Tillett said...

Nature is an amazing artist!
I would love to be taking a stroll down that nice looking path.

Francisca said...

Fascinating tree, Carole.

Jeanne said...

What a fascinating tree this is. Some how missed this posting. Very nice path and never saw a tree like this before!