Sunday 28 December 2014

The Mystery of The Orange Powder

Recently, Comet appeared with orange powder on his nose.

Comet with the mystery orange powder on his nose - 25th Dec 2014

The presence of this orange powder is an ongoing minor mystery that occurs pretty much every December (but no other time of year).

I don't suppose the possums are getting into someone's Christmas supply of Twisties [or Cheetos, if you're an American] every year, so I assume it's pollen from something flowering in the neighbourhood, but I've never been able to identify the plant. There's certainly nothing in the garden which produces such copious amounts of orange pollen.

Whatever it is, the possums really seem to like it.

Ċ vejk - 10th Dec 2009

Hulot - 12th Dec 2009

Kiki - 19th Dec 2012

Amiri - 21st Dec 2013


  1. Jeni at Northern Rivers Dreaming30 December 2014 at 11:20:00 GMT+10

    Ha! We love it! We've not seen this, so it must be something you've got growing over the border :)

  2. It's rust off the underside of frangipani tree leaves they raid the flowers and get the Orange all over em I've got a few in my backyard its a rust disease Frangis get there is no cure as yet