Redcliffe Pier

Friday, February 6, 2015

BUCKINGHAMIA CELSISSIMA

No I'm not swearing but it makes me feel good when I say the name of this tree. We are having a hot wet summer and the garden is loving it, especially the weeds. The Buckinghamia Celsissima is flowering and it looked good in the evening sun so I trotted outside to take a shot and of course it started to rain but the sun was still shining. Hope the lighting effect shows up in the photos.

 A few weeks ago the flowers started forming.

Now the flowers are nearly ready to fall. on the left is looking over our deck. On the right is from the road.


 Up close

 And closer.

 I looked down the road and the shower had started. 

Looked back to our house and a rainbow had ended on the roof. The Buckinghamia is to the right of the house. I rushed inside to see if there was a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow........... but no bucking luck.

29 comments:

  1. I am very pleased you can say the name, because I certainly cannot. Your street looks very nice. Who can go wrong with trees.

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  2. I love that you gave us a closeup too - what amazingly interesting flowers. Glad you all are getting rain though along with your heat. Know you need it!

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  3. I LOVE THIS POST.. do more like this. I like to see other countries. your street is so beautiful. i love it when it rains and the sun still shines. that tree is gorgeous

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  4. gorgeous tree!!! and your home is beautiful!

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  5. I'm sorry you didn't find that pot of gold, but your photos are beautiful. I especially like your close-ups.

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  6. What a strange name ! Love your last picture with your house and the rainbow !

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  7. So no gold heh. Well that's another lie I was told as a child.

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  8. your corner of the world is fantastic and the wildlife amazing..

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  9. It is such a beautiful tree when its covered in flowers. I don't see it up here all that often, but when I visit Brissie it seems they're everywhere. Such a magnificent looking tree. Loved the close up of the flower. I wonder where that pot of gold turned up?

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  10. I am glad your can pronounce the name of that tree. Isn't that the tree that the lorrikeets love
    for the nectar?
    I am so far really enjoying this February or is it March already and I have been in Rip van Winkle land??

    Great to know that you hit the nice letter at the bottom of you report. They are close together
    on the keypad - ha ha!

    Cheers
    Colin

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  11. Now Diane are you sure you're not swearing? Hehehehe! That is quite a mouthful but what a beautiful flower it has, so intricate. I enjoyed the view down your street too. I bet the rain was refreshing, a rainbow beautifully caught.

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  12. You make me laugh! I'd plant that (if I had a yard) just so I could use it the way you did at the last sentence., (and it is a lovely plant and a beautiful rainbow too).

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  13. This was so lovely and the post made me smile and feel good so thank you for that

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  14. Ah Shucks.... I was hoping that pot of gold would be sitting on your roof... By the way, I love seeing your home ---especially from that angle. GORGEOUS....

    Glad you are having a wet summer even if it is very very hot... I despise hot summers but the yard loves the rain--when we get it!!!! Usually we get hot and DRY summers. Yuk......

    Love that tree --but don't expect me to pronounce or spell it... ha ha

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  15. That was so neat to see the rainbow end at your house! The flower is so pretty the closer you got to it...intricate

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  16. Lovely series Diane. The closeup of the flower showed its intricate formation beautifully. Pity about the unfruitful rainbow!

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  17. It's always interesting to see your flowers and vegetation. That's a beautiful flowering tree with an unusual name. Everything is so lovely and green!

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  18. Wonderful captures Diane. The rainbow, it's lovely, and sorry there was no gold.

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  19. It looks a stunning bush when in full flower Diane. Bugger, someone must have knocked your pot of gold while you were out the front taking photos. Have a good weekend Diane.

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  20. Now that Bucking -hamia has a lot to answer for! Gosh it is stunning in bloom though isn't it!? I should be able to grow that up here.....
    Those rainbows have a lot to answer to as well. They're tricky things :)

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  21. What an intricate flower. The close up is magic. I love the light before a sun shower.

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  22. Oh you made me laugh out loud with this one Diane.. bucking funny :) Oh and the tree is pretty magnificent also, loved the macro shot!

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  23. Great! Loved that. Lovely house too. I kind of wonder whether you practice pronouncing that name, in the same way that newscasters must try to wrap their tongues round the odd place name in Wales.

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  24. Wow, those trees are gorgeous. I especially liked the close-up. Fun to see your house and surroundings.

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  25. Double rainbow too, lovely to see even if you don't find the gold.

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  26. The closeup of those blooms show their intricacy - really gorgeous. It's a wonderful tree in a beaut location next to your home :D)

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