Spring Shorts

rainbow lorikeet inspects
a collection of red
sweet liquid in a bottlebrush

red bottlebrush on show
for nectar lovers
colour intensifies with heat

Bottlebrush (genus Callistemon)

14 thoughts on “Spring Shorts

  1. Wow – your bottlebrush reds are so vivid – I’ve just looked at my little bottlebrush in the garden and it’s looking a bit sad and faded.
    “colour intensifies with heat” – like chilli, looks good enough to eat to a lorikeet – I love the way the lorikeet in the top photo is so well camouflaged

    • That tree has come alive this year, whereas it wasn’t doing so good in previous years bluebee – we had to remove a nearby tree that spit dangerously, so maybe the callistemon is just happy to have the extra room and less competition.

  2. I do love seeing the lorikeets in the bottlebrush. Sometimes they just sit there and twitter softly. It’s so cute. I really like the line ‘sweet liquid in a bottlebrush.’ That is excellent!

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