Summer in my neighbourhood

It was a windy, dry December.
January’s been hot and windy, too.
The flowers are early …

… but as beautiful as ever.


Note:
The tree in the picture at the top and the orange flowers in the picture at the bottom are, I think, Corymbia ficifolia, or the red-flowering gum — not native to my area or even my state, but a West Australian native originally. I think that the pink flowers in the middle picture, which are currently in blossom on some very young, newly planted trees in my local park, are a variety of the same species, but I’m not sure. Can anyone help?

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Rebecca

I'm a nature-loving, tea-drinking blogger and writer, and I've had two novels for young adults published. You can find me at twentyonewordsblog.wordpress.com and www.rebeccaburton.com.

2 thoughts on “Summer in my neighbourhood”

  1. Really beautiful and very unusual (to me) tree. It looks like you have the correct ID from the link. We’ve had nothing today but freezing rain, so it is nice to see your warm weather and flowers!

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