The last of the posts of Araluen. these are photos of views of the park – though it was a dismal (but delightful) day.
I saw many birds: fairy wrens – the boys in their iridescent blue, the girls in their soft browns, New Holland Honey eaters amongst others – & this little fellow: a robin in a wintered tree. So suited to the European aspect of the gardens.
The bridge over the pond was closed, so I could only get these photos of the – um – whatever it is. I love the trees around them.
From the tearooms – you can see wattle gleaming amongst the sombre greens. The twisted wood is wisteria – huge and only just starting to bud. It would look beautiful in full flower.
did I mention it rained? The 1st of these photos is my favourite.
This was my attempt to capture water running through a rocky stream bed. I need more – much more – practise at taking those photos (fast or slow shutter speed) to catch moving water:
And this was at the entrance to the gardens 😀 It was too cold to worry about snakes, but should I go there again, before summer, before the flowers fade, then I will bear it in mind.
One the way home, we decided to try a scenic route and got delightfully lost. And as we descended the hills, the Swan River coastal plain with all its city was laid out before us, including the eruption of the CBD of Perth with its skyscrapers. Much hilarity was caused by me trying to get these shots through the windscreen. Every time I thought I had it, round a curve we’d go, or a tree would obscure the view or she’d go over a bump. But I got these. And the last (& best) is proof there was some sun on the day.
It was a lovely day.
I hope you enjoyed these posts.