Lofty has sent us the happiest little flowers I’ve ever seen.
Winter is also the time for some of our eucalyptus to flower. Most do it way up in the sky and usually you only know by the carpet of spent pale yellow flowers on the ground underneath the tree. This one however (a street tree) offered its flowers at eye level for my camera to snap at. The size of the flowers is around 25mm or 1″ long.
What fun flowers!
Ice Swimmer says
Somehow, these remind me of the Muppet Show.
@Ice Swimmer, now that you said it, I see it too. And I never even watched muppet show. But I know this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ytei6bu7kQ
That’s exactly what I said. I think they look like Muppet hats.
And they were positively dancing in the breeze as I caught them in the act.
Cheerleading pompoms is what first came to mind for me, but Muppet hats works, too! :D
Great photo thanks! Do we have a species for them please?
Guessing maybe Coral Gum (Corymbia ficifolia) or Blue gum (eucalyptus leucoxylon) or one of the stringybarks maybe Eucalyptus obliqua here judging by the shape of the leaf where the stalk joins the leaf blade at what looks like an oblique~ish angle (a diagnostic id feature) maybe -- though not 100% sure from pic? Hard to tell without more images of the tree.