Images of Canberra – A bumper year for fluff

johnboy 23 October 2010 14

[First filed: Oct 23, 2010 @ 8:54]

fluff at ANU

Geoff from Lushpup has sent in this cracking photo with the following note:

This is the view looking down toward Union Court at the ANU. The fluff is from the plethora of cottonwood trees all bursting forth. I think they must be responding to the decent rain of late because the volume of fluff is extraordinary. It was like blizzard down there.

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14 Responses to Images of Canberra – A bumper year for fluff
Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 2:24 pm 25 Oct 10

You can also see the fluff phenomenon at this time of year along Canberra Ave near the Fyshwick CIT. I’ve never seen it captured as well as the OP though, great shot!

banjo banjo 12:02 pm 25 Oct 10

I feel like I have to hold my breath when I am walking through it haha. Great shot Geoff as always 🙂

OzChick OzChick 12:22 pm 24 Oct 10

Cool pic. I hate this fluff. If it is a windy day, they get into my apartment from under my front door.

3Jane 3Jane 12:13 pm 24 Oct 10

Floydwafer said :

Great Pic – Snow in Spring in Canberra. The fluff is the infertile female flowers of White Poplar, which fall and form ‘fluff balls’.

Poplars… I knew it! When I was pregnant I got some of this stuff in my throat and it made me throw up. A pregnant woman’s body knows Bad Stuff when she eats it.

GardeningGirl GardeningGirl 11:02 am 24 Oct 10

Amazing pic!

JessicaNumber JessicaNumber 10:24 am 24 Oct 10

Noooo it’s the fluff monster! I was riding into Civic this week and had it in my eyes, mouth, lungs, it won’t go away! I’m sad to say I’ve switched back to the car 🙁

Floydwafer Floydwafer 9:56 am 24 Oct 10

Great Pic – Snow in Spring in Canberra. The fluff is the infertile female flowers of White Poplar, which fall and form ‘fluff balls’.

Garema Place Garema Place 4:56 am 24 Oct 10

A wonderful pic. Geoff from Lushpup, stop studying Economics and get into photography.

dtc dtc 11:03 pm 23 Oct 10

great shot. The recently planted daisy plants (you know, those blue purple ones) are completely covered in fluff and look just like a white afroed person has been buried up to their eyebrows. Or a cloud, if you were poetic.

realityskin realityskin 6:10 pm 23 Oct 10


rogerthat rogerthat 6:04 pm 23 Oct 10

Fiona said :

Awesome pic!

+ that!

deezagood deezagood 1:23 pm 23 Oct 10

I feel wheezy just looking at this photo …

grunge_hippy grunge_hippy 11:21 am 23 Oct 10

it was always a sign when the fluff came… if you hadn’t started studying for exams yet, you’re screwed.

it also signifies the start of the beer garden season.

Fiona Fiona 10:16 am 23 Oct 10

Awesome pic!

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