Lynne : This is my second ornament for our 2013 countdown. I am in love with trees right now and have been drawing them over and over so it seemed natural to find an ornament that looked like a tree. 640 more words
Bottlebrushes (named because the flower spike resembles the traditional bottle brush) are members of the genus Callistemon and belong to the family Myrtaceae. There are 40 species currently called Callistemon. 65 more words
Shot these images at the Helensvale Railway Station, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Nikon D80 – 18-270mm with fill-in flash. Lorikeets (parrots) are in their millions in Australia, and love to dine out on the flowering bottle brush shrub.