Oh, the Gumnut babies must have been out and about this morning – hiding in this tree!
While trying to keep up with DH whilst out walking after the traditional Sunday breakfast of eggs, (“How else do you know what day it is!”), the tree blossoms were magnificent.
(Read a quick explanation of ‘Snugglepot and Cuddlepie’ on Lisa Walton’s blog)
In our neighbourhood, so many plants are non-natives to Australia, and with the climate changing I wonder how much longer they will continue to survive.
The magenta colour is so clear and vibrant, perfectly balanced against the glossy green of the leaves and the shades of lime green in the cups. No wonder nature is a source of inspiration to so many patchwork quilters.
Throw in the muted greys and browns from the trunk and a palette of colours for a striking quilt appears. Now who is going to design and make it?