22 June 2006

Gum Trees

Our Gum Trees, (Eucalypts) come in an amazing variety

From the beautiful to the bizarre, like this growth that has been made to
resemble a face with a little white paint.

Two Ghost Gums of central Australia located near Alice Springs.

Scribbly Gums, an East coastal variety, under the outer bark a
small caterpillar leaves these patterns as he feeds.

Imagine the trauma's this tree must have faced to become the
gnarled specimen it has grown into.

Never waste an opportunity is a maxim of Australia, and clearly
locals around Mansfield, a small Victorian town, did not.


Merle said...

Hi Peter ~~ I LOVE Gum trees and the pair of ghost gums is one of my very
favourite photos. I have thought of
posting that photo, so was pleased to see it here. Take care, Merle.

Jeanette said...

HI Peter
I also love Gum trees Great photo's i've seen the one near Mansfield .Take Care .Jan

Meow said...

Ooooh, Peter, you make me laugh. We go past the tree near Mansfield umpteen times a year, but I never remember to take a photo of it !! Each year, they repaint it ... some years it has bikinis on, other years bathers ... this year, who knows !! Thanks for sharing.
Take care, Meow

Joanne said...

Great photo's Peter, keep up the good work, see you soon.

Joanne (alias scruffy)

Jon Cox said...

O WOW!!!! Your photos are AMAZING! I love the one with the smiley face, VERY COOL! Your blogs are GREAT!!! I'll for sure visit often! :o)