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26-JUL-2014 Yvonne

Splash of gold

At home

Self-sown acacia in full bloom against the wintery sky
When we first moved here back in the late 70's we planted a row of 22 acacia
as a wind-break, while young they bend easily in the wind. The black cockatoos
soon realized which time of year the acacia set seed, and arrived in flocks
to clean up the tasty treat... each year they arrived regularly while
the trees survived. Unfortunately acacia are short lived and now we
only have a few of this particular variety, all self-sown.

Canon EOS 40D ,Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8
1/250s f/10.0 at 90.0mm iso400 full exif

other sizes: small medium large original auto
Range View 30-Jul-2014 23:23
Always a wonderful sight to see. Time to replant Yvonne. V/
laine30-Jul-2014 22:13
There are hayfever sufferers who loathe them but thankfully I am not afflicted!
They do look lovely
Martin Lamoon30-Jul-2014 19:44
Wonderful that they provide these birds with food, hope you can plant some more.
Ken Chambers ARPS30-Jul-2014 13:13
Nice story Von, lovely picture !
Tom LeRoy30-Jul-2014 12:07
Marvelous set against the winter blue sky. Thanks for the interesting info too! V
Ceya30-Jul-2014 10:35
A very apt title: a splash of gold indeed! You have captured this acacia tree so nicely! It's interesting to hear from your bird friends, too! V
Zeeby30-Jul-2014 09:43
Wonderful! V
borisalex30-Jul-2014 09:19
I bet their scent is beautiful. I love always seeing them with the yellow blossoms, called here Mimosa and planted more in Spain and Portugal. V.
joseantonio30-Jul-2014 04:05
Very nice capture and interesting information.V.
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