Tuesday, 17 November 2015


Eucalypts, commonly known as gum trees, form an integral part of the Australian identity with the bush. From the children's song "Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree" through to the distinctive smell of eucalypts to iconic paintings and photographs, eucalypts are an essential part of Australian culture, featuring in art, music and literature.

Eucalypts come in a great range of shapes and sizes – from tall trees to small shrubs. Eucalypts are a dominant part of the Australian flora. Eucalypts range across Australia – the only landscape they are completely absent from is the high alpine areas, though they are scarce in rainforests and in the arid interior of the continent, except where they find refuge along streams and in isolated ranges.

This post is part of the Our World Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Trees & Bushes meme.


  1. They do have an interesting and artistic profile. It isn't any wonder they tweak the imagination of the creative minds. This is a very nicely composed view of these gum trees, Nick. The only thing missing is the Koala Bear nibbling on the leaves :)

    Andrea @ From The Sol

  2. I never knew that Gums and Eucalyptus were the same tree! Interesting to learn. Beautiful photo of this beautiful Gum tree! (It's easier to spell. :-) )

  3. Love the twisted bendy shapes


  4. Composition of your photo is stunning!

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

  5. What a lovely tree!
    Thanks for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/11/sunset-on-bay.html

  6. Wonderfull trees fauna, greeting from Belgium In Mons .
    Blog Mons city: http://louisette.eklablog.com

  7. We see these in
    Florida ... I love their twisty shapes,

  8. The Gum trees are beautiful, great shot. Have a happy day!

  9. a beautiful tree and image of it. I have walked in eucalyptus forest and that was amazing :)


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