Trees, flowers & insects

The lush spring growth of our lawns has slowed so we don't need to mow them as frequently where as the northern hemisphere is shovelling more and more snow.

Plants grown in Australia flower at various time throughout the year. Thus at Christmas we have many flowers in our gardens and the bush in contrast to the bare trees and gardens of the northern hemisphere. Some of the spectacular plants are shown.

Christmas Bells
Christmas bells
Christmas bush
New South Wales Christmas bush
Western Australian
Western Australian
Christmas tree
Illawarra Flame tree
Illawarra Flame tree
Jacaranda tree
Jacaranda tree
Christmas tree
Western Australia
Christmas Tree
Christmas tree
An Illawarra Flame tree and two
Jacaranda trees.
Photo taken 18 November 2007
Victorian Christmas bush
Victorian
Christmas Bush

Insects

Received an email 30 November 2005:
"one of the other biggies of Christmas is the sound of cicadas on a hot day, all part of the process of growing up in a hot climate.
A cicadas according to my dictionary is "Stout-bodied insect with large membranous wings; male has drum-like organs for producing a high-pitched drone."

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