Hundreds of trees of Angophora florabunda have erupted into white blossom on the hillsides surrounding our valley in the last week.
Not a spectacular tree, this Angophora does however provide a valuable seasonal food supply to the honeyeaters, including the endangered Regent Honey Eater. The flowers resemble those of Eucalyptus.
When in blossom they fill the valley with a delicious honey fragrance. Anne Williams, a reader of this blog via Facebook, describes Angophora as "soft, rounded and gentle". What a delightful and appropriate description.