13 January 2012

Eucalyptus Flowering Gum Trees

Marketed for the home garden, this hybridised smaller-growing variety of gum tree is looking so beautiful right now. Growing on a nature-strip, it's sometimes dripping with rainbow-lorikeets after their nectar-hit in the early morning.




and a native bee it perhaps is, hovering to the right ...



Here's another, with a touch of the 'golden sunshine' happening. The lorikeets tend to fly off when you get too venturesome with a camera in hand. See one is still peeking to the right; last to flee/sorry to spoil your brekky-time.



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15 comments:

NixBlog said...

Fantastic photos of this beautiful flowering Australian native, Carole! It is truly an iconic plant in Australia!

Thank you for participating in Floral Friday Fotos.

heyBJK said...

Gorgeous photos, Carole! The colors are stunning! Since it's winter here, we have nothing like that right now.

Nadege, said...

I think our native flowers are amazing, such gorgeous colors and shapes.
Lovely captures.

Vetrimagal said...

I have never seen a flower on the Gum tree. Lovely colors and the lorikeet is so cute!

Giga said...

Cudowne kwiaty. Śliczne zdjęcia, a szczególnie ostatnie z "ciekawskim" ptaszkiem. Pozdrawiam.

An abundance of flowers. Lovely photos, especially the last of the "curious" bird. Yours.

Tina´s PicStory said...

fantastic! i love to see something new for me. thanks for sharing with weekend flowers. (the backlink isn´t working. may be you can check :) thanks ♥ )

Mami Made It said...

I am from the other side of the world and I have never seen such an incredibly amazing blossom. What a beautiful plant!

Modern Mom said...

First time I've seen these flowers. They're beautiful.

Pink Bougainvillea

TexWisGirl said...

really beautiful!

Kim, USA said...

I love love gum tree flowers. So beautiful!

Orchid

Jan Castle said...

Stunning flowers...especially like the little bird peeking out!
Hugs,
Jan

SportyMummy said...

Hi, I just found your blog through flowers on Saturday and I just wanted to say I just love your beautiful gum tree flowers. We tried growing these but the Canberra frost finished them off!

Judy said...

What odd (to me) looking flowers! Yet they are a cheery colour, and just beautiful!!

Ann Martin said...

So exotic... I do love your photos... feel like I've taken a trip whenever I drop by.

Husband, 4 boys, et.al said...

how beautiful! The flowers, the colors, the shots - glorious.