a gum leaf

Posted: November 4, 2015 by Mo Crow in gardening, It's Crow Time

gum-leafthe 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

  1. jane b (epocktextiles) says:

    they are such beautiful colours at this time of year

  2. coloremartine says:

    Ah…….. gumleaves……not only they help the tree grow and smell deliciously in summer. They also give me wonderful prints!

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((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!

  3. describe the fragrance if you can

    • Mo Crow says:

      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

  4. Carol says:

    Definitely the smell of home. And there’s nothing like being overseas, finding a eucalypt and crushing a leaf – instant homesickness.

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