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Friday, March 23, 2012

DIFFERENT AUTUMN TREES

In Brisbane it is Autumn but we do not have many trees that drop their leaves and turn pretty autumn colours because we have a sub tropical climate. However, we do have some colourful flowering trees. Here are a few:
The Flame Tree, ( Brachichiton Acerifolous) native to Australia.


The Jacaranda Tree imported from South America.

The Tibouchina Tree native to Brazil

25 comments:

  1. WOW!
    That is the most vibrant red of anything I've ever seen. It must be beautiful to see in person. I like the shot you captured of the petals on the walkway. I'm assuming like our spring blossoms these all drop rather quickly.
    I'd love to see a row of the red and purple together - that would be stunning.
    Your last shot is beautiful!

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  2. Beautiful flowers and great photos! The flame tree flowers are such a beautiful red. I've had a hard time commenting on some blogs lately, so since blogger is working a little better tonight, I'll comment here about your "Holidays 1959 Style" post...which I loved. Your vintage photos and your comments on them are always my favorite!!

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  3. The Flame Trees are striking aren't they. I particularly like your 3rd photo showing the contrast of the tree against the blue sky ... you captured that really well!!

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  4. Diane
    That last tree flower looks like what Sallie from Florida put up recently.
    http://www.exotic-plants.de/seeds/trees/Bauhinia-purpurea-purple-orchid-tree.php
    An "Orchid Tree".
    They must be sub-tropical and tropical, I am sure I have seen them up in Cairns and in PNG.
    Certainly very beautiful.
    The other two, very pretty indeed, but best only in parks, they make a terrible mess of drains.
    Cheers
    Colin

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  5. Diane, these trees and blossoms are gorgeous. I love both the Flame Tree and the Jacaranda. The shot with the flame tree and the blue shot is my favorite. Wonderful photos. I hope you are having a great weekend!

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  6. I love this flame tree ! that would look sooooo beautiful in our garden !

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  7. That is flaming red, never seen this one before.

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  8. wow, we have a flame tree in Selby gardens, it is gorgeous just like this one. and we have the jacrandas but not the other tree. your climate is so much like ours.

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  9. Stunning shots - love love LOVE the red ones! Posters, all of them!

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  10. You live in such a beautiful part of the world! thowe trees are gorgeous and remind me of the wonderful flowering trees of Hawaii!

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  11. Those are lovely trees and so vibrant!

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  12. Love all that red! And, of course, the beautiful Jacaranda. Ours will be blooming in May here.

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  13. They are the most fabulous trees ever! I still find its strange that you are gearing up for winter whilst we are awaiting summer. xxxxx

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  14. The trees with the red flowers are amazing.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  15. Aren't they gorgeous! It's great to live in the sub-tropics -- I like it too ;>)

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  16. PS We have a tree in "our" subtropics here called a Royal Poinciana that people also call a "flame tree". It blooms in late Spring.

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  17. Oh, so beautiful! The colors against the blue sky---wonderful!

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  18. Gorgeous knock-out colours Diane. Am always partial to purple, however, the reds in the first lot of pics are wonderful too.

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  19. Sallie yes we have poincianas too. I used to walk under a beautiful one on my daily walk but kept forgetting my camera. They have stopped flowering now.

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  20. Oh wow, that Flame tree is stunning. Even our Japanese maples can't match that color. You may not have a lot of trees with leaves that change in the autumn months but you certainly have spectacular colors.

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  21. Very, very beautiful! I love trees did you Know?
    Huhs
    BShell

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  22. OH, how I LOVE these! They remind me of my childhood days in Brazil. Jacaranda and Tibouchina (Lenten Tree) grew all over the place. They lined a lot of the city streets, and grew wild out in the countryside too.

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  23. What stunning colours. Worthy of a David Hockney painting!

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  24. That RED Flame tree just takes your breath away, doesn't it?!

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  25. Gorgeous flowers Diane, the Flame Tree must be a sight to see in full bloom like that. I have seen the Jacaranda in this country but the Flame Tree and the Tibouchina Tree is new to me.

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