I took a break from my studies and risked it – I went down to Hyde Park yesterday – a sunny day after days of rain & storm. We had more rain in 2 days than for almost the entire year (I exaggerate – a little!) And though its is difficult o find the beauty that I found last year – trees without their graceful bows over the water, an island stripped of everything, construction and barriers and sand piles everywhere, there was beauty.
the first of the Moreton Bay figs as I enter the park. I love this tree – so straight & sculptural.
The path side of the plane trees – beginning to show their shape amidst the gold of their Autumn leaves
For the first time in a long time, there is water in the ponds. Sadly, there was quite a bit of wind, so no reflection, but this tree is still lovely.
leaves & a coot in the western pond.
The Western island, with most of its growth left intact, reflected in the water. And with Autumn leaves visible in the water.
Along the western edge of the western pond: golden trees and leaves
This isn’t as clear as I wanted, but it goes catch the fall of light through the leaves – it really was golden
He had been hunting – I caught him eating what he caught
Views of autumnal plane trees
Autumn leaves & the willow
A Moreton Bay fig on the William St edge of the park
Light and shadows in the massed foliage from beneath a Moreton Bay
And as I left, from the other side of William Street, outside of Hyde Park, I saw this – the errant fall of light on the foliage of a young Jacaranda, turning them almost incandescent in the shadows behind one of the massive conifer.
I hope ou enjoyed this. I am looking forward to finishing my studies so I can return to this – photographing and posting.