More bunya bunya pines

You seemed to be interested in the story of the bunya bunya pines that I posted last week. Today, when I went into my art session, which is held in the Botanic Gardens, I saw this display of the cones.

(Photo copyright: Anne Lawson, 2014)

(Photo copyright: Anne Lawson, 2014)

They have been brought into the room for artists to paint. We are not allowed to bring non-Bot. Garden material, for fear of spreading the myrtle rust disease into the gardens. So, the gardens provide material for classes to use.

I was able to get some close ups of the nuts. I didn’t realise that they were so big. No wonder Aborigines feasted on them.

The nut is on the right. On the left you can see how the nut nestles into its casing. (Photo copyright: Anne Lawson, 2014)

The nut is on the right. On the left you can see how the nut nestles into its casing. (Photo copyright: Anne Lawson, 2014)

There seems to be another shell around the actual nut, a bit like an almond. (Photo copyright: Anne Lawson, 2014)

There seems to be another shell around the actual nut, a bit like an almond. (Photo copyright: Anne Lawson, 2014)

These other photos are just general shots. You can see how the casings fit so neatly together around the central core of the cone. Wonderful patterns!

 

(Photo copyright: Anne Lawson, 2014)

(Photo copyright: Anne Lawson, 2014)

(Photo copyright: Anne Lawson, 2014)

(Photo copyright: Anne Lawson, 2014)

 

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8 Responses to More bunya bunya pines

  1. They really are beautiful and unique. Did you taste one too?

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  2. acflory says:

    For some reason these bunya bunya cones remind me of artichokes – especially those individual ‘petals’ [?]. I’m really curious to know what they taste like!

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  3. Leonie says:

    Hi Anne, I am a beginner and attend Mali’s Monday pm class at RBG. I wanted to continue with my bunya ‘scale’ drawing and your photos will help. Mali has painted a beautiful ‘scale’ and showed us last week.
    Leonie Ashton

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    • anne54 says:

      Mali is a truly gifted painter!
      I am glad that my photos can help. How is your drawing going? I would love to see it sometime. I am going to post about my painting for the Beckler Project, if you would like to drop by and have a look.

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