the beauty of a gum leaf in it’s natural state not used for anything except helping a tree grow and then shed on a hot day
they are such beautiful colours at this time of year
and the scent on the hot days!
Ah…….. gumleaves……not only they help the tree grow and smell deliciously in summer. They also give me wonderful prints!
(((Martine))) y’know I have never been interested in leaf printing (or dyeing) which is odd because I work as a gardener and freelanced as a botanical illustrator for ten years last century!
describe the fragrance if you can
it’s the smell of home… but how to describe the scent of eucalyptus aka the Aussie gum tree… it’s sharp, medicinal, like camphor mixed with sandstone and sun, here’s some links to people who have tried to describe it here, here & here
Definitely the smell of home. And there’s nothing like being overseas, finding a eucalypt and crushing a leaf – instant homesickness.
oh it does!
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