Even though we are in the middle of autumn, there are still some beautiful roses in bloom.
The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens have a story to tell. They are celebrating their 200th anniversary this year.
This delightful “lily pad” platform is the latest addition to the gardens. What a wonderful place to sit and relax, a place for the kids to get down to water level to watch the ducks.
The Gatekeeper’s Cottage now houses information about the gardens, their history and their current purpose of conservation.
Formal gardens, a conservatory, a Japanese garden, lead to oak woodlands and eucalyptus woods. Footpaths meander through regional flower beds, with plants labelled to inform and educate.
It’s a joy to observe the changing seasons at these gardens. As summer ends, there are fewer colourful flowers than at other times of the year. However, there are vibrant greens, hints of autumn and views of Hobart’s harbour location.
St David’s Cathedral in Hobart hosted their 50th annual flower festival this weekend. There is something majestic seeing beautiful flower displays within a church setting.
Here are just a few of the exhibits.
I chatted to this lady, spinning her own yarn whilst overseeing the kid’s corner, with crafts and colouring pages. Her tapestry chair was just wonderful.
These beautifully intricate flowers were hanging over a fence on a local footpath. I took a few photos then went back with my “olloclip” macro lens that fits onto my iphone.
These perfect flowers are ideal for this week’s photo challenge, growing from a simple bud, to the complex flower into a passion fruit.
Remembering the weekend.
Whist in Sydney recently I took photos of these two beautiful trees that we don’t see in Tasmania.
The jacaranda flowers were past their best but still a blast of colour along suburban streets.
The frangipani buds opened a little more each day, on our daughters back yard tree.