Thursday, 14 June 2007

Tea-Tree

The path at the Katoomba end of Prince Henry Cliff Walk is surfaced for easy strolling and there are signs telling us what to look out for. It said we would see tea-tree, heath banksia, sheoaks and dillwynia.

The name tea-tree derives from early settlers soaking the leaves in boiling water to make a tea substitute.

Photo: Moth on Tea Tree

Words to walk with:
From The Tea-Tree and The Lyrebird by Roland Robinson

“ … I eased my load
against a rock and found the tea-tree flowering
out of the dark wet bush, and drew its spray
of close-starred blossom over me with showering
of cold rain on my face”

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