Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Nearby Scenes

Yesterday we took a walk around the hill near our house. It wasn't a good day for taking distance photos as it was much too hazy, however it was good to see how green was the grass both near and far.

Flowering Gum (Eucalypt) Posted by Picasa

Flowers close up. Posted by Picasa

Flowering Gums come in a range of white, red and pink. This one is in Mogo, on the South Coast of NSW. Posted by Picasa

A nearby children's playground. Posted by Picasa

Not a good day for distance shots .... Posted by Picasa

.... but at least the grass was green. Posted by Picasa


Sonia said...

What a beautiful view and surrounding, Alice. Lovely the children's playground and all the green around you!

Surfing Free said...

Yes, it certainly is nice to see green grass again. Sydney is looking beautiful after all the lovely rain :) I don't care if it rains everyday for the next six months!

Rachel said...

I just found your blog! I love the beautiful pictures!! They are wonderful, all the plants and flowers!!

Shell said...

Wow, everything looks so green and lush!

ms*robyn said...

I could have sworn that I commented here.. ahh well - stranger things have happened.

I love the red gum... do you have one in your yard? I am not a eucalypt lover, because of the leaves but the flowers are to die for. A lovely thing I remember from my grandmas was my grandfather would always bring her a bunch of gum tips to put in a vase - lovely, don't you think?

Sandy said...

Spring is very pretty where you live!

Alice said...

Robyn - sorry, yes you did leave a comment but when I edited the posting and added some more photos, your comment got lost.

I don't have any flowering gums in the garden, and I do love the red and the pink. When I was a child Mum and I would sometimes walk up to the bushland on our farm and collect a big bunch of gum tips. She would put them in a huge vase in the loungeroom fireplace. I think they helped prevent the flies from coming down the chimney in the summer time.

ms*robyn said...

wow, I didn't know that!! I wonder if it would help to put a bunch at the front & back doors during summer? flies are here with us already - what pests!