Another corner of MtLawleyShire

I walked down to meet a friend on Beaufort Street.  Some of the flowers were lovely


& as I passed the sheoak, I thought it looked strange – what was all that red?

Goodness!  Flowers!  The sheoak is flowering!  I have never seen sheoak flowers before.  Tiny & pretty and such a lovely colour.


I didn’t have time to go into Hyde Park, but from the other side of the road – a huge Morten Bay fig and the mass of one of the great conifers:


As I walked down the road, the brilliance of a liquid amber‘s autumn flames into the sky (most other liquid ambers are still green)

Morten Bay fig trees lining the street:


This one had almost perfect symmetry in the arrangement of its branches:

Then my friend and I walked with her dog down to a park on the corner of Bulwer and Beaufort Street.  It’s more an oval than a park, fringed with trees.  Plane trees on one side looking healthy, but on the other, not so healthy:


But still beautiful:


A couple of Moreton Bay Figs:


And then a massive one on the city side of the park:


The whole tree is huge:

walking back up Beaufort, I had time to photograph this towering gum:


Behind the gum was a conifer and amongst the branches – a wattled honeyeater

And home: sunset on the flowering watering and the gum tree behind

and a willy wagtail chirping and snatching insects from the ether

and there she is – my fluffy little darling 🙂


15 comments on “Another corner of MtLawleyShire

  1. Moreton Bay Figs do extremely well here in San Diego. The largest one in the United States is in Balboa Park here.


    • I have an idea Moreton Bay figs would do well anywhere 🙂 They’re apparently a version of a strangler fig! THey’re natives to the north east rainforests (what remains of them) but are native all the way down to Sydney. Here they’re not native, but at least, unlike palms, they provide food and habitat. And I so love their shapes -)


  2. Your red-flowering she-oak is a revelation, Keira … It’s a girl! Long racemes of yellow flowers for the boys, boxy red flowers for girls. Had to look it up, because I’d never noticed red-flowering she-oak before either. Seems we’ve both been blind to her blossoming away …

    Plushie seems to have been very pleased to see you, posing beautifully for her picture. “Good thing she came back without that dog’, I’ll bet she said. But what mischief was she up to while you were away – rolling around in the grass?

    By the way, when you took that picture of the Norfolk Island Pine, could you see the little bird up there, or was he a surprise when you zoomed in?


  3. antiquityandadventures says:

    nice photo’s great post 🙂


  4. bulldogsturf says:

    I said to someone else, that I love trees and it dawned on me why, like fingerprints, no two are the same. Such a discovery for my brain, I feel like Archimedes, if it wasn’t so damn cold, I strip and run down the street screaming “Eureka”


  5. niasunset says:

    Autumn… wow! These trees are amazing and every time I fall in love with them… Did you notice one of them like a face… I can see mouth and eye…number 16! And finally your lovely cat, Blessing and Happiness to you all. Thank you dear keira, you fascinated me again with your photographs… Love, nia


    • Ah Nia 🙂 You make me smile with your resposne to my photos. Yes – one had a face! I was amazed at teh flowers of teh seoak – I have never seen them before, and it is the only sheoak in the area that is flwoering! I was happy to photograph my fluffy girl as she walked towards me 🙂
      Thank you, Nia. xxx


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