Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Day 44
I cycled around the Lake to the Botanic Gardens which are at the foot of Black Mountain. I wanted to see what was in flower - the publicity boasts that there's always something. There were a lot of paper daisies but I was looking for something more unfamiliar - this was it - according to the literature and its name, Eucalyptus summer beauty, it should not be in flower now but as you can see, it's spectacular. It's cousin Eucalyptus summer red, with smaller red flowers was also flowering. A real treat. 12 km


Julie Oakley said...

Lovely flowers - and it's your winter!

Penny said...

I love drawing gum flowers, they always remind me of the gum not babies