Monday, December 27, 2010

Day tripping

Boxing Day in Sydney is always hot and sticky with a brisk southerly hitting late in the night to cool things down and true to form this year was no exception. Today we woke up to a cool, grey, drizzly sky and thought it was a good day to drive to the Southern Highlands. Equipped with coats and brollies off we set and as you can see from the photo below those coats and brollies were definitely needed.



Time to head off for lunch and this sign caught my attention as we entered a quaint pub.



Now I have to tell you that this pub is situated right opposite one of my favourite patchwork shops and judging by how busy it normally is - however it was closed today - I think that this sign is meant for all those poor husbands who are abandoned in Berrima.

If there are any keen gardeners out there in blogland could you let me know what the name of this gorgeous and unusual tree is please. It is right outside the patchwork shop and being closed I could not ask the name of it. Many ladies who were peaking through the locked door were also admiring the tree but could not name it.

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3 comments:

miss~nance said...

I've just sent your link to Lou who lives at Bowral to ask her what the tree is.

Hugs & Blessings

Gail

Vicki ♥ said...

Hi Karen.....I asked around and Cheryl and Marg came up with the answer. Its a Smoke Tree. here is a link to read all about them
http://www.google.com.au/images?hl=en&rlz=1G1GGLQ_ENAU297&q=smoke+tree&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=univ&ei=2G8YTd3uJcWrcba1gMAL&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=2&ved=0CCwQsAQwAQ&biw=1004&bih=430

Karen's Korner said...

Thank you for that info. I have seen the tree there for many years but not in flower - it is truly something else.