What Am I?

What Am I?

What Am I?

Hmmm, Interesting! A hair brush?

Any Clue?

Any Clue?

Getting warmer yet?

Warmer Yet?

Getting Closer?

Warmer still?

Ta Da!

Ta Da!

There you go – complete with little Mr Spaghetti Legs, who just happened to be sauntering by when I took the photo. The tree does not usually have these large yellow brushes on it; just once a year in Spring.

What is it? Well, I call it a Silver Oak, though I have been assured by someone that it is not! However, according to google, I’m right! It is an Australian Silver Oak, also known as a Southern Silky Oak, scientific name, Grevillea Robusta.

 

post script: The answer to Wednesday’s movie trivia:- 

“Ding Dong! The bells are gonna chime” is from the song “Get me to the church on time”, composed by Frederick Loewe, with lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner. Performed by Stanley Holloway, playing Alfred P. Doolittle, a dustman, and Eliza Doolittle’s father, in the musical “My Fair Lady” 1956.

Thank you to all who participated. Mistermuse gave the most complete answer, while Quiall and Ladysighs also knew the song and movie. Points all round!

 

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24 thoughts on “What Am I?

  1. Midwestern Plant Girl

    Bummer. I missed Wednesday’s post. . How did that happen? Oh well.
    What a gorgeous tree! Love those blooms! Hi Mr. SL 😀
    Anywho! Yes, this may have a common name of silver oak, however its not related to true oaks which are ‘quercus’ not ‘grevillea’. I use Latin terms a lot, as you can see how common names can get confusing at times.

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      No worries! I have missed several of yours as I’m not online much these days. My daughter got married – hence the Ding Dong trivia 🙂
      Absolutely need to go to the scientific name for plants, and animals! Tho I did know it is not actually an oak, cos I have one a few metres away from it 🙂

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      1. scifihammy Post author

        Agh! I don;t know cos I didn’t touch them! Not sure if they’re still there (I prepared this post ages ago before my daughter came to visit!) – I’ll have to get back to you on this 😀

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