With luck, I spotted this gigantic of an Australian pine tree by the roadside near a small stream. The tree has thin and wispy branches and leaves that are no more than scales on the surface. It is commonly known as ironwood or Casuarina and are widely planted as windbreaks. It was quite a sight to see its sweeping branches hanging down to the ground of pine needles. I gathered a basketful of pine needles to use as mulch for my blueberry bush, and some for contact printing.
I always love plants and since I’ve learned about eco printing–I am forever scouting for interesting plants. It is inspiring and I love to share this botanical madness of mine with you. Below are the results, (mouse over the picture and click for a larger image).
To sum it up, a nursery rhyme……
A tisket, a tasket
A green and yellow basket
I wrote a letter to my love
And on the way I dropped it
I dropped it, I dropped it
A little boy picked it up and put it in his pocket.
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