I decided with the background music established as techno-didj for now I might as well read Eucalyptus by Murray Bail and then I could pick Offspringette's brains before she returns to life North of the border.
It's such an absorbing read that I immediately needed pictures of a Eucalyptus tree for here.
I was going to say I'd rifled Offspringette's camera but you'd all have spotted sun too low in sky for Oz.This is right here in our Tamar Valley garden about an hour ago.It was just about the only tree growing when we moved here.It's been climbed and tree-housed for years and still has a perch in the branch for that extra special view.I have no idea what variety it is but having discovered,thanks to Murray Bail, that E.Signata is known as the Scribbly Gum, I think that will do nicely.
Here's the view from our Scribbly Gum.
I had myself a little wander around just to catch anything else you might like to see and found the Chaenomeles looking pert and pretty.
and drifts of wild snowdrops nestling out in the hedgerows in the lane.Perhaps early by my usual benchmark as they've been out for a few weeks now.My mum died on February 17th 1997 and on the morning of her funeral on February 27th I got up very early and picked armfuls from this same cluster and countless others to take with me.