Friday, 25 November 2011

MELBOURNE SPRING SKIES & PLUM BLOSSOM

Melbourne's climate is a temperate Mediterranean-type with relatively warm, wet winters and dry, warm to hot summers. With the ozone layer hole in Antarctica relatively close to us, we have much UV radiation and as a consequence bright blue skies (we use a lot of sunscreen!). The mild climate means that we have a huge range of both exotic and native plants in our gardens. Here is an introduced species, a flowering plum that is often planted in Melbourne streets as an ornamental tree.

This is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme blog, and the Skywatch Friday meme blog.

11 comments:

  1. Very nicely captured. Very pretty blossom flowers. As I look out the window here in Yorkshire there some blue in the sky, the first this week, but where its not blue its heavy cloud.

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  2. What a stunning shot of spring! Lovely.

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  3. Love the delicacy of the blossom trees, only wish they flowered for longer. Have a great weekend Nix.

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  4. Beautiful blooms. Good luck with your very own meme. Excellent work. :)

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  5. Wonderful spring photo, lovely to see, also because we have autumn here.

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  6. What delicate blossoms! I love the contrast between them and the blue sky!!

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  7. To see your photo of springtime reminds me forcefully that we in the U.S. are on the cusp of winter.

    ENSCONCED IN THE SKY

    If I were firmly ensconced in the sky,
    Earth wouldn’t matter, and I’ll tell you why:

    I would be dancing with millions of stars,
    Or whirling around from Venus to Mars,

    Then I’d consort with a comet or two—
    Life would be good, from my point of view!


    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Sky photos here and here

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  8. So delicate and beautiful! The intense blue sky really sets the blossom off...

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  9. Beautiful bokeh enhancing the wonder of the plum blossom!

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  10. Great shot! Very beautiful flower :)

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