Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Old man banksia


The bubbly bark of the old man banksia (Banksia serrata) with their summer flowers now spent make me think of the ancient timeless beauty of the forest. In the distance (too far away for my camera) I saw a pigeon and bower bird in the gnarled old branches.

6 comments:

  1. You've captured the personality of this gorgeous tree.
    I love the gnarly nubblyness of its bark.

    We had one in our front yard which must have been at least 20 years' old. It just up and died a year ago. We miss it and we're sure the birds miss it too.

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  2. I love the first photo. The gnarly bark of the banksia trunk are like wrinkles.

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  3. Love the colours and textures in this photo. Great shot.

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  4. You reminded me of the big bad Banksia men in Snugglepot & Cuddlepie.

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  5. What an amazing tree! I've never seen it before!

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  6. I am fascinated by all this (new to me) flora!

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