From Peppermints to the Kings

It’s hard to take a photo here WITHOUT a Eucalyptus tree being in the shot.

Silver Peppermint Eucalyptus Trees in foreground of Roaring Beach.
Silver Peppermint Eucalyptus trees in foreground of Roaring Beach.

So my sister wants a post about Eucalyptus Trees.  Again, I am not the one to be giving solid info, but I am photographing them – its hard not to. There are so many kinds, shapes, colors, and sizes. Many are called Peppermint: Silver, Black, Swamp, White, Risdon. Then a favorite, Stringy Bark.  And then the largest flowering plant in the world, the second largest tree in the world (second to the Redwood), around 300′ tall, is the Eucalyptus Regnans (King).

Emily at the base of a Eucalyptus Regnans.
Emily at the base of a Eucalyptus Regnans.

Click on to see the whole tree and many others. 

Emily standing with a Eucalyptus Regnans.
Emily standing with a Eucalyptus Regnans.
Windgrove Silver Peppermints blowing in a 40 mph wind.
Windgrove Silver Peppermints blowing in a 40 mph wind.

You can see the whole Windgrove grove of Eucalyptus in front of Peter’s house on this post, Hence the Name Windgrove.

On many of the trees you can see by how the bark spirals around that some trees do indeed rotate over the years as they grow. They grow up spiraling, not straight.

Eucalyptus at Dobson Lake
Eucalyptus at Dobson Lake
Eucalyptus and a Button Grass meadow at Lake St. Clair.
Eucalyptus and a Button Grass meadow at Lake St. Clair.
Eucalyptus and Button Grass.
Eucalyptus and Button Grass.
Emily and Eucalyptus at Port Arthur.
Emily and Eucalyptus at Port Arthur.
And this is for my sister, from the brother.
And this is for my sister, from the brother.

3 thoughts on “From Peppermints to the Kings

  1. Great pictures, Dan. I had no idea about the regnans. What a beautiful being. Love the PS too. Black and white really works.

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