Bees love the Corymbia Calophylla

I haven’t been down the side lane for a week, so hadn’t noticed this little flowering gum has started its mid-summer show. The bees are loving it, three deep in some blossoms! Though the light was poor, I couldn’t wait to share my images. (Nokia Lumia 520, cropped, optimized)

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If you click on a gallery image, the viewer will open, or right click and choose view image. I usually close my window by accident then, instead of choosing the back arrow.

The blossoms seem smaller this year, but I’ve noticed that on my roses and gerbera, too. The combination of heat and cold might cause the plants confusion. Some of the elms had their leaves shrivel to brown husks, and now they are putting out new leaves.

But, then again, these blossoms are still unfurling.  Here’s another …

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Corymbia Calophylla

 

Gorgeous, is it not? I love the delicate pinkish shades, and wonder if this is a cultivar.

In 1995, along with a lot of other trees and shrubs, this flowering gum was switched from the Eucalyptus genus to the newly created Corymbia genus.

Have a good day.   🙂

 

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11 Comments Add yours

  1. sue says:

    Both the bees and the flowers are beautiful. The heat killed a lot of bees, lets hope they pick up again.

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  2. skybright1 says:

    Lucky that you have those bees, all I have seen in my garden recently is a lot of bumble bees. Good pic.

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    1. ChristineR says:

      Thanks Effy. Your bees find it hard against the bumblebees!

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  3. Claudette says:

    Loving the gum blossoms Chrisitne.
    By the way, I got nabbed for this Quote Challenge, and thought you might enjoy it as it doesn’t take much effort (unless like me you spend hours looking for the right quotes). I won’t be offended if you chose not to do it. You can see my entry here: http://ceenoa.com/2016/01/22/quote-challenge-day-1/

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    1. ChristineR says:

      Sounds good, Claudette. I like that idea, thanks for letting me know. 🙂

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      1. Claudette says:

        Just a bit of fun I thought.

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  4. Aunt Beulah says:

    These photographs, couple with those in the previous post, are some of the most fascinating images I’ve seen in some time. Both flowers and insects hold my attention. Thank you, Christine.

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    1. ChristineR says:

      Janet, what lovely praise. Thank you! ❤

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  5. I see that this is an old post, but I think they are fantastic flowers and pictures! I am concerned about the bee population, good to see so many of them 🙂

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    1. I miss the bees this time of the year. We have plenty of them and I love photographing them. I enjoyed seeing this post again, too, as it refreshed my memory of that tree name.

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