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Sunday, 24 January 2010

Scenic Sunday - The Donkey Tree

When is a donkey not a donkey? When it's a tree! I spotted this Gum Tree last Sunday up in the Yarra Vally.

Give me a home among the gumtrees
With lots of plum trees
A sheep or two, a k-kangaroo
A clothesline out the back
Verandah out the front
And an old rocking chair


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Today's Quote: Do you think yourself wise? Then there's a donkey inside your waistcoat - Charles H. Spurgeon.

17 comments:

~Just me again~ said...

Perhaps that's a leftover from a 'pin the tail on the donkey' game?

nice A said...

A great find for Scenic Sunday:)I love the beautiful sky as the backdrop of the Gum Tree with the donkey.

Stine in Ontario said...

So a donkey tree is a gum tree! Are those wild onions growing beneath it?

teresa said...

Pretty tree and scene. I didn't know what a gum tree looked like, I had only heard of it in the kukabarra song. If I spelled that right and you know what I am talking about. If not, don't mind me.

Evelyn Howard said...

Cute!

Tammie Lee said...

fun poem and wonderful tree photo~

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Just me again - Could be, I hadn't thought of that.

nice A - We have hundreds of Gum trees, but thisis the first I've seen with a donkey.

Stine in Ontario - The flowers are Agapanthus - they also come in blue and mauve.

Teresa - Gum trees are Eucalyptus trees - which the Koala eats. And I know the song you mean, it's qutie fun.☺

Evelyn - It was on a property which has free range eggs.

Tammie Lee - The words are from a song ( Home Among The Gum Trees), which has nine verses!

Cheers.

J Bar said...

That's great. Made me laugh.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Riet said...

That is a fun post. LOvely

Cezar and Léia said...

Huge! An impressive tree and your picture is so beautiful!
Have a great week there!
hugs
Léia

Rob and Mandy said...

Nice one. The donkey is the symbol for Barcelona: hard working

Mona Sweden said...

It's a gorgeous photo, but I wonder who put the donkey there and why.

Jacob said...

A beautiful scene, for sure. But one can't help wondering where the donkey came from and what its purpose was...

Three Rivers, Michigan said...

Oh that's funny. Maybe someone became enlightened, took the donkey out of his waistcoat and left it in the tree?
:-)

Helena said...

Great post ... your rhyme and the blue skies in your photo both put a smile on my face today. :)

DoanLegacy said...

This is awesome! Very beautiful scenery!

brattcat said...

All around great post.

Melbourne Daily Photo

Hello, I created this blog because Melbourne is my city and I want people to see what a beautiful place it is. So come with me on a journey of discovery as we traverse the dining precincts, the culture, the laneways and hidden gems that make Melbourne marvellous.