AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)


Monday, August 26, 2013


"Conkers" from the liquid amber tree.
Cockatoos and galahs love to munch these and succeed in making quite a mess in the process.

spikey beauty
a delicacy for
some large birds

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Sylvia K said...

How interesting! I've never seen one like this! Great capture for the day, Gemma and the perfect words as always!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Interesting looking fruits.

Anonymous said...

Great macro shot and love the texture ~ great for the birds, carol, ^_^

Lea said...

Interesting shapes and colors!
Have a wonderful week!
Lea's Menagerie

Laura said...

wonderful texture Gemma!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

"Conkers." Is that what you call them in your part of the world? I think I'll adopt that term for the fruit of the liquidamber tree we have in our backyard. Thank you!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Those are fascinating! I'd love to see the tree -- and the conkers -- and either of those birds eating them!!!

EG CameraGirl said...

They remind me of the conkers that grow on our horse chestnut trees here.

Katrin Klink said...

I didn't even know that they have a name ... great picture!



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