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Sunday, July 20, 2014

gumnuts...


gumnuts on a eucalyptus tree...
They usually appear autumn/winter and turn from green to a woody brown...
If they are placed in a paper bag in a warm place, the gumnuts release seeds as they ripen...


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13 comments:

Hannah said...

I miss all the different gum nuts from when I lived in San Diego, and the fragrances of the various eucalyptus trees. The gum nuts look kind of like a cannon.

Laura said...

Oh Gemma the gum nuts are lovely, I have never seen them before.

Felicia said...

Oh wow, these are cool looking. great image.

Sheila at WolfSongBlog.Com said...

Lovely!

Sara Chapman said...

Fascinating. And what do you do with the seeds? Are they edible or useful?

Jutta.K said...

Excellent recording, such seeds I've never seen!
Greetings from Germany

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Really wonderful with this very special form. Amazing !
Best regards, Synnöve

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

They look like a bunch of bells, so very pretty!

bailey-road.com said...

Such interesting looking seed pods. A great image.

Karen said...

Gumnuts are so neat! When I see them, they always remind me of The Gumnut Babies stories by May Gibbs.

photodoug said...

Unique capture. Thanks for sharing.

SaraV said...

Gemma, love eucalyptus! They are so beautiful, smell amazing and then such unique seed pods. Thank you very much for your visit to my blog :-)

Valerie said...

A wonderful macro, Gemma !