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Eucalyptus
04-AUG-2004 Ruth Moorhead, Pocatello, Idaho

Eucalyptus

St. Helena, California

Of over 520 kinds of Eucalyptus, several were brought to California in the 1930's and planted in groves; the hope was that they would produce firewood or construction material. The wood is brittle, prone to warping, and resinous, burning hot and dirty. The trees are messy--"always dropping something"--flower parts, leaves, fruits, bark, branches. Now, they are infested with lerp psyllids, tiny insects that build sugar hideaways for themselves on the leaves. But still...having grown up among them, I love them.

Canon EOS 300D Digital Rebel
1/60s f/5.6 at 55.0mm iso125 full exif

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