Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Curiosities.. 'Big Bad Banksia Men'




Is it my imagination or is that guy up there giving me the eye.. sly dog Banksia man! When it comes to curiosities the Banksia cone takes some beating. I went a'trudgin' through the bush yesterday afternoon to capture some Banksia characters for today's CDP 'curiosities' theme.  Here, a few of the many unusual variety's of the same genus that May Gibbs called 'the big bad Banksia men' in her Snugglepot and Cuddlepie stories. You down there, you lookin' at me!


Crocodile Banksia aka Cranksia...


Cyclops Banksia...


I can't put my finger on it but this just looks rude :)


Hedgehog Banksia...


Apocalypse Zombie Banksia...


 ... and my personal favourite 'Old Yeller' with his whiskery chin below..



Look who was munching right beside me not the slightest bit bothered by my tramping about, pretty cool right! Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe.. p.s. I don't mind admitting I was a little creeped out by the time I'd finished :)
 To see more curiosities from around the world check here... 


35 comments:

  1. Marvellous post Grace! Rude, eh! Had me laughing so hard!!!!

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  2. These are going to be hard to beat for curious, Grace! I particularly like Old Yeller.

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  3. um, way cool??!!!! That is really awesome and that plant is bizarre! It looks like there are mussels attached to it. Australia is unique. While I wouldn't want to be kicked by the roo, I would love to see one up close. Very cool critter!

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  4. Oh, how fun indeed!! I love these! And what terrific captures!! A wonderful post it is indeed!!!

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  5. Grace, this is a completely new plant to me, but then given where you live I'm not too surprised I don't recognize your flora or fauna. I would be a bit careful not to alarm that Roo as they are likely to be aggressive. Hadn't thought of the banksia as "rude", but perhaps that's just me.

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  6. Oh my gosh, I had to look this one up. I've never heard of or seen anything like this plant before. And, your photos and captions are fantastic. If there was a prize for this challenge, you would certainly win it with this entry!

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  7. Yeah, I'd be pretty creeped out, especially at night with a partial or full moon. Sheesh!

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  8. Fantastic!
    Aussiland is very strange indeed!

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  9. They remind me a bit of the plant in Little Shop of Horrors!

    The roo's good company to have around, too.

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  10. You can certainly see how they can scare the kiddies.

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  11. I wouldn't want to run into them at night, that's for sure! Very interesting Grace and I love your little friend in the last picture.

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  12. Completely bizarre Grace, full marks to you for tramping through the bush to find them, I'm glad you emerged safe and sound...

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  13. Those are cool. Did the roo let you pet him?

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  14. I would never have thouyght of the Banksia cone for this theme, even though we have a massive example in my street. It fits the theme to a tee.

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  15. Weird, weird, weird, weird and weird, Grace! Good choice for the theme.

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  16. oh girl, these are fabulous!Love the crocodile and the Zombie. Super!
    I also love the little one visitor in your last shot. Great post for the theme!
    Have a nice day!

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  17. That's really a cool plant I've never seen before - not even in our great botanical gardes here in Germany. Would be great to get some seeds of the botanical curiosity! ;-)

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  18. Great choice for Curiousity Day Grace. Thanks for bringing back May Gibbs.

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  19. That is a real curiosity, never heard of this Banksia man or seen the plant.Very interesting!

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  20. Oh, I LOVE these!! Perfect for the theme!

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  21. Okay, these went from goofy looking to right down scary!

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  22. Creepy awesome, Grace! Nature gone crazy :-)

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  23. Amazing photos Grace, love the one with the kangaroo.

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  24. Terrific! The funniest theme day post I have seen today!

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  25. What unusual plants! One of them reminds me a little of Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy!

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  26. After reading and seeing images of banksia I was surprised at the variety. You nailed it!

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  27. Absolutely marvelous. What great characters these make. So amusing. No way can I imagine you 'trudgin' anywhere :).

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  28. Oh my goodness, these are just incredible delights, every single one of them! How cool to depict things within it all too!

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  29. Sure doesn't look like my neck of the woods.

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