RE: Re: [BIRDING-AUS] Raptors close to city Sydney

To: "Allan Richards" <>, <>, "Bruce Roubin" <>
Subject: RE: Re: [BIRDING-AUS] Raptors close to city Sydney
Date: Fri, 11 May 2001 22:13 +1000
Ha-dee-hah. I draw support for "voluptuous", and inspiration from poet Geoffrey 
Lehmann, describing one at West Head (sorry), Sydney:
"The trunk of this angophora is extraordinary. It's like a woman's body and the 
distinctive thing about it is that it's hardly got any leaves. Northern 
hemisphere trees have absolutely beautiful foliage; dazzingly green foliage. 
The foliage of our trees is not so dazzingly green. But it's the body that's 
the beautiful part of it; these wonderful contorted limbs, and its great life 
system. It's almost a planet in itself. So the shape of it, and its wonderful 
limbs and the fleshiness of it..... it's quite a sexual tree really."


----Original Message-----
   >From:       "Allan Richards" <>
   >To:         <>; "Bruce Roubin" <>
   >Cc:         "birding" <>
   >Subject:            Re: [BIRDING-AUS] Raptors close to city Sydney
   >Date:       Friday, May 11, 2001 10:16 PM
   >Bruce obviously is referring to Angophoras but I would described them as
   >"corpulent old 'gophs" rather than "voluptious". Maybe our friend Bruce is
   >having a sensual affair with an old goph?
   >Allan Richards

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