A Daily Photo Blog about Life in Northern New South Wales, Australia.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Mid-Winter Signs No 2: Dunny Vine In Flower

"Pyrostegia Venusta", "Blazing Orange Trumpet Vine" or in the local  vernacular "Dunny Vine" is a spectacular winter flowering plant. 
It is called "Dunny Vine" due to its rampant ability to quickly cover chook (Chicken) yards, farm sheds, fences and outside toilets, ( Dunnies) in Aussie Slang. The term really is becoming archaic as very few Aussies have toilets (Dunnies) in the back yard anymore, still I think it is a humorous name for such a striking plant.
I was talking to the owners of this barn and the "Dunny Vine" is about to come off as the roof has badly deteriorated and needs to be replaced. 


19 comments:

  1. Hi Mark, it looks like a rooftop garden. I like the trumpet vine and we have a similiar plant here that is very invasive and spreads quickly.

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  2. Oh my, its a big plant, beautiful!

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  3. I love the "Dunny Vine", Mark! And it does look like a rooftop garden! Terrific capture, beautiful color and such a fun post for the day!! Hope your week is off to a great start!

    Sylvia

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  4. gotta love the Aussie vernacular. Beautiful colour, really brightens the place up.

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  5. Your photo is amazing! I love seeing photos form Australia.

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  6. You will need to go back and get the restored look!
    The colour is magnificent, but I can well imagine the damage it has caused.

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  7. Quite a lovely orange blanket of flowers and color!
    Cheerio Mark of Australia

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  8. I love this one...just a fabulous capture.

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  9. Wow - what amazing golden light!

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  10. It looks quite beautiful but I'm wondering if the plant contributed to the deterioration of the barn's roof?

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  11. It's the color I like in the fall. And it's amazing it gives a warm color in the winter. I haven't seen this plant in Sweden.

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  12. here in the south we have kudzu, which isn't as colorful as your vine, it's just a green invasive vine that climbs and grows on EVERYTHING that stands still for a minute!

    beautiful photo!

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  13. Gorgeous color and there's a barn in there some where!

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  14. Welcome to Barn Charm & all the way from Australia! Awesome!

    It has really taken over the barn, hasn't it... I read Tanya's comment above about kudzu & if yours is anything like that, it'll be back soon enough after the roof is replaced!

    I'm so glad you joined Barn Charm, thank you so much & hope to see ya back real soon

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  15. I'm intrigued by anything and everything Australia, and your photos are a prime example of why. this is your midwinter and so much color. the glowing light is charming, as is the Dunny-covered barn! have a happy day.

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  16. Lovely natural colors in your photo.

    Regards!

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  17. What a great picture! The vine is incredible and what a different look it gives the barn. Glad you joined Barn Charm!

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  18. What a burst of color -beautiful!

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  19. Wow.

    A barn sits near where my husband works, and though it was once rural, the city has built up around it. I'm not sure why the barn itself was never torn down. The roof is covered in moss and grass, but continues to stands.

    NoteworthyMusings

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