Saturday, January 3, 2009

the aussie xmas tree...


we have lots of these australian xmas trees on our block and this is the first year they have flowered.. they are truly beautiful and absolutely teaming with bees frantically hopping from blossom to blossom. i wonder where these bees go?all you can hear when you approach is a soft drone it is quite soothing.yesterday i forgot to explain for dear myra that a goanna is a type off lizard , the one i saved was only about 10 inches long and the largest one we have here on our block is about 2metres long.. needless to say kitty did not attack that mama and i kept well away as they can move really fast .we also have venomous snakes here .. i would rather we didn't.... the two types we have here are the dugite and the tiger snake..both highly venomous and are lethal. but they are shy creatures and because we have constant movement around the place with the alpacas ,they tend to keep away.you have to be vigilant though and i don't let my dog [elsie] sniff around the bushes . my neighbour has lost three dogs with snake bites but her dogs lived outside .i remember my first encounter with a baby jugite.. i went to sweep the floor and did a doubletake at the brush and saw a tiny snake wrapped around the base of the handle.i totally flipped as i knew the babies were more venomous than the parent.. i called a neighbour who swiftly came to my rescue and disposed of it and then informed that the little dugite had about THIRTY BROTHERS AND SISTERS around .we never found them thank goodness but for months i looked in the bed everynight just in case ....

4 comments:

Lurline's Place said...
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Mildred said...

Hi Lynnie, such beautiful trees in today's post. You always introduce me to something new and it's fun to visit with you. I will probably dream about snakes tonight though!!!!!

Lurline's Place said...

Sorry, Lynnie! I removed a comment because of incorrect spelling. I love those trees - also, I have sent you an email!
Hugs - Lurline!

Julia said...

Beautiful tree Lynnie...
Also love your new header...this is more you!