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Saturday, February 9, 2013

A WALK IN THE PARK 9

Sorry for my absence this week. I have been doing other stuff and blogging had to take a back seat. Well its time for another walk in the park. This time we did the second stage of the Cornubia Forest Park - Bushland Corridor.

 It was an easy walk and suits TOH well. He is happy to try out his new camera too.

 We crossed a few small creeks and they were not flowing at all as this walk was before we had all the storms and rain. I bet they were raging torrents during the storm.

 There were other families walking and this little girl was a splash of colour in the brown and green forest. I think I know what she was given for Christmas. She was also a loud precocious little miss.

The growth along the creeks was lush.

As we came out of the forest we passed these beautiful orange trees. They are Eucalyptus propenqua or Grey Gum. Grey??? you ask. Well most of the year they are grey but once a year, in summer, they shed their grey bark, (see the one in the background) and reveal their naked trunk which can range in colour from cream to this bright orange.
Apparently it depends on the weather how bright they are. After a wet spring they are more orange.

Tree art.

The houses near the forest were neat and tidy and on big blocks of land. Cornubia is a nice place to live.

33 comments:

  1. And a lovely place to dog-sit my grand-dog.

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  2. That tree bark is amazing. The colour is such a vivid orange.

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  3. The forest in your part of the country is so lush and different from here, though the gums are undressing here too ... ours reveal creamy yellow trunks and the Angaphora have orange like yours and red.

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  4. Diane, lovely photos from your walk. The park does look lush and beautiful. I also need to get out there walking, I just wish our weather was nicer. Great shots, have a happy weekend!

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  5. Nice trees, they have the same way of changing as the plane trees here.

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  6. You may not have had rain when you took the photos, but it still looks very verdant and somewhat tropical.

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  7. Oh I LOVE these incredible hikes with you they are always so different and beautiful. Love the tree art. Take care B

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  8. love those ferns and the tree art is beautiful..

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  9. What a pretty walk! Were here a lot of birds, too? I love a park full of birds chirping.

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  10. What an amazing tree ! Have never seen one like that !
    I am busy with Grandma duties, Toby is here over the weekend with his Dad.

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  11. I've never seen them that orange before Diane. So many weird and wonderful things in the land of OZ!

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  12. I didn't know that the gums went *that* orange - they almost look photoshopped!

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  13. I thought people might think they have been photoshopped but no they haven't. I don't even have photo shop. I sometimes auto enhance with iPhoto.

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  14. For me the picture with the girl is the best. Beautiful.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  15. My goodness!
    Bill at high speed. Was this just out of the starting stalls or into the home straight!
    You'll have to get a bike a la
    the young, loud precocious little miss to keep up.
    Great that February seems to have been blown away, pleasant weather instead of the heat and humidity.
    Cheers
    Colin

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  16. I've been pretty much away from blogland for a while too.. It's interesting how much your walk looks like some of the places we go here in FL...but that "gray" tree is a new one for me..very cool.

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  17. I still think those trees are the coolest things ever. To lose your bark is something!

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  18. Simply gorgeous, Diane! That walkway with the fence reminds me of a few nature parks here in the Montreal area. Love your photos, thanks so much for sharing.

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  19. I loved this walk it was great and now I can say I have been for a bush walk today.......oh it doesn't count bugga........

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  20. Diane, your pictures of the E. propenqua are beautiful, true photo tree art! Sir Bill is in full swing, is there somwhere a cold Tooheys or two waiting!? The park looks fresh and green after the rain. Good to be out there.

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  21. Lovely place to walk. I do like those gumtrees. We don't have that type down here.

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  22. You have so many wonderful places to walk with pleasing scenery.
    I love the trees! Your close up of the tree art (artsy shot) shows the pattern the bark leaves on the trunk - very cool!
    Love the doll riding along on the bike - my granddaughters would love it!

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  23. Love the orange trees! And the girl on the bike makes a colorful sight. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Beautiful photographs - the new camera must be a good one. The orange coloured tree photographs are quite spectacular.

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  25. The trees with the gray peeling bark and cinnamon colored trunks certainly are picturesque. Looks like such a lovely place to walk.

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  26. Gosh, I wish I could see some greenery! Sigh! Looks like a lovely day for a walk.

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  27. Wonderful walking spot Diane. Thanks also for visiting my blog. Best wishes, Rae

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  28. The tree art shot is really something - even without the amazing orange colour.
    The lines/grooves on the trunk - are they caused by some kind of insect? They look just a teensy bit like Aboriginal art lines.

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  29. Such a beautiful part of the world -- and so unlike my own!

    Greetings from Minneapolis!

    Pearl

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  30. Fruitcake: I'm not sure about this tree. The scribbly Gum has lines made by insects but I think these lines on the Grey Gum are made by the bark shedding.

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  31. Trying this again since Google cut me off. I love those trees. They remind me of the ones we see on the coast. I think the name is Madrona. They have a orange/red look after the bark sheds.

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  32. Another lovely walk. I love the tree art too. Our Eucalypts are full of surprises :D)

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