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    Post by Joy on Thu 27 Jun 2013, 2:35 pm

    The setting sun shining on the umbrella tree in the front yard, yesterday evening, with heavy rain clouds in the SSW behind it. It really stood out against the dark clouds. Its flowers are usually very popular with honeyeater birds such as rainbow lorikeets, blue-faced honeyeaters & noisy friarbirds but they were not around when this pic was taken, unfortunately. They love these flowers. :smile:
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    Post by Joy on Wed 18 Sep 2013, 4:07 pm

    An unknown tree in our front yard. It is covered in masses of bee-attracting flowers which have a beautiful soft scent.

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    Post by Joy on Wed 18 Sep 2013, 4:08 pm

    Another view of the fragrant type-unknown tree. Many of its leaves turn a reddish/brown during winter but it isn't deciduous & the leaves return to green in spring.

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    Post by Joy on Wed 18 Sep 2013, 4:11 pm

    The bottlebrush is looking spectacular, for such a scruffy looking tree, so early in spring. It has even had the occasional flower during winter.

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    Post by Joy on Sat 27 Sep 2014, 2:46 pm

    Close up of a bottlebrush - callistemon - flower on the tree in our front yard. There are 34 species of these shrubs which belong to the Myrtaceae family & are all endemic to Australia.


    These flowers are beloved by all the local honeyeater birds including rainbow lorikeets.

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    Post by Joy on Sat 27 Sep 2014, 2:47 pm

    Can see why they are ccalled bottlebrushes!!  :lol3:
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    Post by Joy on Sun 28 Sep 2014, 9:59 am

    This is the other unknown tree in our front yard which is also covered in buds.
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    Post by Joy on Sun 28 Sep 2014, 10:02 am

    It is evergreen but a few of its leaves will also turn yellow then a reddish brown at any time of the year before they fall off.
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    Post by Joy on Mon 29 Sep 2014, 12:14 pm

    Thanks Dawn & Granny.  :smile:  The wall is the back of the garages.  Walked past the unknown tree & even though there were mostly just buds in the clusters covering it, there are bees all over them looking for the few open flowers. No perfume though or if there is it is very, very faint.  

    There are birds already hopping around in the bottlebrush tree but the rainbow lorikeets & other noisy, squabbling honeyeaters are yet to discover the delights of its flowers.  :lol3:
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    Post by Joy on Tue 30 Sep 2014, 2:56 pm

    Not strictly in our yard  :no: but we can see it from our front patio. :lol3: The huge bottlebrush tree next door. It is glowing from the late afternoon sun.

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    Post by Joy on Wed 01 Oct 2014, 2:13 pm

    Some of the flowers have opened on the unknown tree & there is a soft perfume coming from them. Plenty of bees buzzing about.
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    Post by Joy on Fri 03 Oct 2014, 10:50 am

    This whole tree is humming with the noise of bees hovering all over it. They seem to love the nectar & pollen. Can hear the hum from across the yard. It was hard to get pics of the bees as they won't keep still & I didn't want to get stung!!  :no: :lol3:

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    Post by Joy on Fri 03 Oct 2014, 10:52 am

    No honey bees here. Just an image of the dainty little flowers.
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