Saturday, 21 July 2007

Il rend plus chaud comme vous voyage du nord dans la Terre Large et Brune.

These amazingly beautiful Gum Trees are known as Eucalyptus Grandis or commonly, - Flooded Gum or Rose Gum.
They can be found along the Eastern Australian coast from just north of Newcastle to south east Queensland and also in northern Queensland. They grow to 70 metres maximum. Koalas will eat the leaves of these extremely fast-growing trees.
While Herr Schaussengraben continues his mission of discovery up the eastern seaboard, I will send these dispatches from the Eastern Front.

Vous devez certainement cliquer sur cette image et l'agrandir.


Marie said...

La photo est vraiment fantastique. Je n'ai jamais vu d'arbres avec des troncs aussi droits. La lumière sur l'écorce est fabuleuse.

M.Benaut said...

Parfois, un jour beau, on peut marcher sous ces arbres, et on pense qu'il pleut. Mais, non. C'est les petits koalas au-dessus de votre tête.
Ils sont des petits animaux très mauvais ! !

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Cool shot. Love the converging verticals.

Mary, Detroit Daily Photoblog

Jules said...

Very clever shot - highlights the height those trees can grow to. I had one in my front yard in Toowoomba (south-east Queensland) many years ago and the wind blew it onto our house!!! They are called Widow-Makers because of this habit of dropping limbs and falling down - luckily we weren't there when it fell down!!!

This photo does make me very homesick though - they are beautiful trees!!!!

M.Benaut said...

The first rule in Australia:

Never park your car under a Gum Tree.

Sorry to hear about your house, Jules.

Terroni said...

Koalas...I'm not sure I've ever seen one in the flesh.

M.Benaut said...

Well, Terroni,
This will go a long way to satisfying a girl's needs.
We aim to please, here in Adelaide, Mademoiselle !!
Happy reading.

Nathalie said...

What a GRAND photo m.benaut!
Of course I clicked to enlarge it, it is bloody spectacular! Great post!

M.Benaut said...

Ripper, Nathalie, vous dites les choses les plus gentilles

bluechic said...

I've always wondered what these gum trees looked like--am so happy to see this photo and learn they are beautiful spectacular trees. Thanks for this great shot!