Sunday, January 07, 2007

Trees, trees and more trees!

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All of these photos were taken on our recent trip to Melbourne. There were many more that I would love to have taken but it's not always easy to stop the car on a main highway to take photos, even though Richard offered to do so many times.

The first six photos were taken in Holbrook-Tumbarumba-Adelong areas of southern New South Wales.











Next three were from Gundagai.





Last four were taken at Berwick. Once a beautiful town in its own right, it is now an outer suburb of Melbourne.

Flowering gum.

Another variety of flowering gum (eucalypt).

Posted by PicasaLemon-scented gum with smooth, creamy trunks.

11 comments:

Kerri said...

"I love a sunburnt country"....I'm going to have to look up that poem! These two posts of the beautiful countryside have made me really homesick Alice! The countryside is magnificent, even though it's so dry. Sad to see, but it doesn't lose it's beauty, does it?
Thanks for naming those trees :)
I love the white bark of the ghost gums and the flowering gums are so colorful and pretty. The flowers make me think of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie. Takes me right back to my childhood :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos of the trees Alice!
I can remember we had huge Blue Gums growing on one of the farms my father worked on. I loved to play with the gum nuts- they too reminded me of Snugglepot & Cuddlepie!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE PICTURES OF DIFFERENT TREES... THE BRANCHES, SOME CURLY, AND SOME REALLY UNIQUE TREE TRUNKS...SINCE I HAVE BEEN INTO TAKING PICTURES I SEE THEM IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT.....NICE JOB!

Mrs Lifecruiser said...

Ah... Lovely trees all of them even if I have #3 and 8 as my favorites.

#8 really is a giant one! *whistles*

Anonymous said...

Great photos, Alice.
Sorry I missed your birthday on the 3rd ... hope it was magical.
Take care, Meow

Debbie said...

Simply beautiful. The trees are so big and majestic looking! I love a good drive through the country just snapping shots of what we see!

HORIZON said...

Love the 5th picture down Alice- the layered look!
Wonderful hot pink flowers on that gum bush too.
Bests

Anonymous said...

Hello Alice, That third picture has really moved me. Its like a gate to the new year. And it brings to mind a picture of Laura and Almanzo (Little House) looking out over the land that's for their home to be, that hope and promise. Thank you for posting this truly lovely image!

A Very Blessed New Year : ) Wendy

Jude said...

I just love the colour of those pink flowering gums. Don't seem to see them up our way.

DellaB said...

Alice, I was thinking of you on my recent trip to Calurla, trying to see 'photos' with your eye - I hope you don't mind - but I haven't worked out how to get Noel to stop on the roadside for pictures - I don't fancy my chances...

:-)
Della

Crafty Green Poet said...

Lovely photos, magnificent trees.