For the past week I've been seeing the most amazing pink flowers littering the sidewalk under a group of tall shade trees that Charlie Dog and I pass on our daily rambles.  Their spiky pink extensions are so unusual that I marvelled at how they can look so sharp and yet feel so soft to the touch.  I guess I had never looked up into the tall trees to see them hanging with these whimsical flowers and never noticed the 'bottle brushes' until they started falling to the sidewalk below in a carpet of pink fuzz.
A bit of research tells me that they are Callistemon citrinus and are more commonly known as 'bottle brush' flowers.  Nature really never ceases to amaze me!  Aren't they beautiful?

Is spring popping through in your corner of the world?
4/22/2013 12:06:11 am

We don't get bottle brush here but those are indeed absolutely lovely. Can't imagine how cool they look in the trees! Spring tried to show up here and everything is up about 4-6" in the garden, then winter hit, over and over and over. We'll see what happens from here.

4/22/2013 11:55:10 am

They are quite a sight hanging in all their fuzzy glory! Sorry to hear about your snow... let's hope that spring will make up its mind and stay soon!

4/23/2013 02:33:24 am

Wow, those little guys are fabulous! I never seen these before...lucky you!

4/23/2013 05:57:52 am

Aren't they amazing?!?! I never cease to be amazed by the marvels of tropical nature here! :-)

4/23/2013 05:38:53 am

They're beautiful and very unusually even when they have no flowers. I have 2 in my garden.

4/23/2013 05:58:55 am

You're so lucky, Helena! I am enchanted by these unusual blooms :-)

5/12/2013 01:38:57 am

They are so pretty! Yes, it is spring here, too (at last), and I don't think I've ever noticed so many spring flowers before. It's lovely.


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