BY GUM, IT’S GETTNG CLOSE TO CHRISTMAS!

BY GUM, IT'S  GETTNG CLOSE TO CHRISTMAS!

One Christmas when I was a child my father brought home a gum bough from the bush as an alternative to the traditional pine tree. We all loved it, especially the scent of eucalyptus throughout the house. My mother was delighted to have  a break from falling

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WHISTLING AN ODE TO THE GUM LEAF

WHISTLING AN ODE TO THE GUM LEAF

More on gum leaf playing further down, but meanwhile, look how beautiful the leaves can be; We Australians love gum leaves.  Expat Aussies can be reduced to tears by a whiff of their aroma.  Campers in the bush  put them into billy tea……for the flavor, but even

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