On Friday, my camera and I took a little drive to the eastern borders of MtLawleyshire – a park on the banks of the Swan River. It’s a ‘people’ park – it has an oval for sports, a children’s playpark, basketball practice area and through it runs the cycling track that goes throughout Perth. It is still in Mt Lawley itself, whereas Hyde Park is actually just in Highgate, even though it is only 10 minutes walk from where I live, and this park would take at least 20 minutes to walk – maybe longer.
Despite being a park with all sorts of areas for activities, it still has its quiet areas, its tree areas, and, of course, the river, as well as small wetlands. Unlike Hyde Park, it still has that sense of the wilderness that must have been, not so long ago. Now it is a wealthy area, in fact, I parked on the richest street in Perth, and to live in such an area, yes I can see why you would want to. Quiet and very beautiful.
The first things I saw were the plane trees. Not as many as in Hyde Park, and closer to the road.
and there were the beautiful Moreton Bay figs:
And this one: the most astonishing Moreton Bay I have ever seen:
Then there were very many native gum trees – all beautiful.
Then there are these:
The sheoaks and bottlebush make wonderful delicate patterns with their branches and foliage:
and here are sheoaks at the river’s edge:
These trees are like great shaggy border guards on the river’s edge: the edge of MtLawleyShire :-)
Here are more pictures from the edge, the border:
And yes, we come to the water’s edge which is also part of a small wetlands. It’s filled with grasses and strange trees and something that looks like flowering heather, but it can’t be:
On the other side, there are trees too :-)
and when I came home?
Yes, she was in my chair!
Tomorrow, there will be a post of me out of – and above MtLawleyshire!
I hope you have enjoyed my little excursion to the eastern borders of my little ‘shire’. Keira :-)