Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Scribbly Gum

We've been living here in Australia for 5 years now and have got used to a lot of the peculiarities around us. Every now and again something still catches my eye and makes me grin.

This is one of them. It is a type of gum tree called Scribbly Gum because of the funny scribbles left behind by a moth larvae. It is autumn here now and instead of shedding leaves the trees shed their bark exposing this crazy pattern!

I still struggle to get my head around the mixed up seasons. April should be spring not autumn!

Yet another peculiarity in our life Down Under!

4 comments - click here to leave your comment:

  1. Love it! How funny (tree pattern). You are right...it is difficult for me to wrap my head around your posts when you talk about the seasons!

    Take Care,

  2. I so miss Australia and all their beautiful oddities! ;)

  3. I love those trees!!

  4. I think it would be very difficult for me to get use to the season difference...wonder if it is the same for the native Australians when they travel as well?