A Cyclone Larry ravaged and now spindly old African Tulip Tree, denuded of leaves, brings seasonly to bare it’s red tulip shaped flowers.
It was located along the shoreline at Flying Fish Point, Far North Queensland, Australia in the month of August.

Digitally enhanced photograph.

  1. Problem – The African tulip tree is native to tropical Africa. It is popular as an ornamental garden tree or street tree in tropical and subtropical parts of Queensland, due to its showy red tulip shaped flowers. African tulip trees are a serious environmental weed in north Queensland, where they are highly invasive, and form dense stands in gullies and along streams, crowding out native vegetation.
    Ref. source ~


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~ “Colour is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key then another to cause vibration of the soul.”
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  • Zefira
    Zefiraover 3 years ago


  • Thankyou Zefira.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 3 years ago

    lovely !1Liz

  • Thankyou Liz.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • avalyn
    avalynover 3 years ago

    beautiful, beautiful shot kerryn

  • Avalyn thankyou very much.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • Gregoria  Gregoriou Crowe
    Gregoria Greg...almost 2 years ago

    Beautiful… ;-)

  • Thankyou GGC. Glad you like. 8 )

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

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