Birds, Flowers, Trees

Snowball tree and other stuff

WP_20140928_004ABOVE:  I think this is a ‘snowball’ tree, it still has old balls hanging from it. It has gorgeous red buds opening. [I’ve since discovered it is an American Sycamore]

The sunrise was gorgeous this morning. Only minutes after this photo, the fiery red sun sprang above the horizon, bathing the lounge in a red glow, and giving me spots before my eyes! Serve myself right for looking at it.

A pretty little bird looked at me through the kitchen window today, and hung around long enough for a few terrible photos. I really must clean that window! A striated pardalote, methinks, though not as dark on top as the sample from Wikipedia: a juvenile perhaps.

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It actually looks more like this … from Wikipedia

By Ric Raftis (originally posted to Flickr as Striated Pardalote) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

By Ric Raftis (originally posted to Flickr as Striated Pardalote) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Fly on succulent flower

fly on succulent flower, Sept 29th

LEFT: Thisch flower succulent, featuring here in early August, is now flowering.

RIGHT: I was taking the photo before I noticed the fly, so I chased it around a bit.

BELOW: This last photo taken on my walk yesterday shows a tree with these weird, green catkins which seem to opening into leaves. I’ll take more notice tomorrow. I have no idea what type of tree it is.

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13 thoughts on “Snowball tree and other stuff

    • The variety in my little strip is pretty astounding, Sue. The one with the catkins might have been sown by birds, it’s in the scrubby bit by the footbridge over the drain/creek. 🙂 Some of the trees could have been planted by residents on their nature strip side of the road.

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