This is a small park over the road from the campus of my university: Ron Stone park. The Wast Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), part of Edith Cowan University, often do performances there.
It’s nothing like Hyde Park, but does have a pond with one island and is frequented by water birds. There are many Jacaranda trees, and in Spring, they do look stunning, but I’ve concentrated on the island. In the centre is a huge gum tree – I don’t know it’s a ghost gum or not, but has a white trunk. I know it’s not a lemon scented – it’s growing habit it way too straight. And I couldn’t get any close-ups except for zoom, because there’s no way onto the island.
It’s a pretty little place, the island, all delightful shadows, colours & tangles. This is the island from a distance which gives you some idea of the height of the gum:
The following are zoomed shots of the plants on the island, at the foot of the tall white gum.
There are extensive reed beds, exposed by the low water levels, and they look astonishingly green.
Various views of the island and reflections of trees in the grounds around the pond, with Autumn colours belying the hot temperatures we’ve been experiencing:
There are some fascinating trees but I ran out of time, so only 3 today. But I will be going to uni again, so there will be more:
And here is a magpie lark who kindly posed for me:
I hope you enjoyed my little sojourn in the easterly edge of MtLawleyShire.