Friday, May 05, 2006
Beautiful one day , perfect the next
Beautiful one day, perfect the next. Thats the slogan the tourist bureau use to entice people to Queensland for a holiday. It probably applies more to this time the year than any other. The mornings are crisp and the days are bright and sunny. Pictured is new growth of Syzygium luehmannii (small-leafed lillypilly) a native tree from the rainforests of eastern Queensland and northern New South Wales. It bears panicles of small creamy white flowers in the summer which in turn produce coral red pear-shaped fruits in dense bunches. I've actually tried the fruit, a little tart but quite edible. I'm not sure if it's this particular Lillypilly or not but some people make jam out of the fruit. So this last flush of new growth before the winter is our garden's offering of autumn colour.