Far from MtLawleyShire #2: raindrops

This is the 2nd post of photos from my excursion to Araluen Botanic Gardens, and as I mentioned in my first post, it was raining.  Frequently, heavily every now and then, but there were clear spaces.  Time enough for photos of raindrops on things.

In tulips:

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On tulips and stems:

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on their petals:

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on buds (one is a close-up of the other):

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on tulip leaves:

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on other flowers:

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on magnolia twigs:

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on a conifer type:

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on a variety of twigs:

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and finally, the slender blades of a grass tree:

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Far from MtLawleyShire #1 Flowers.

Far far from MtLawleyShire’s most extreme borders is Araluen Botanic Gardens.  It is set within the slow rising of land towards the Darling Escarpment, south-east of Perth.  It’s a good hour on good highways from the city, so a fair distance.  It is not exactly a native flora park, though set within some lovely bushland.  Araluen Gardens are famous for their tulips, so, despite the weather (rain & storms) and friend and I went.

and it was lovely.  Rainy, gloomy, but lovely.  And filled with flowers, trees and raindrops on things.

This first post is Araluen’s flowers.

There were azalea and camellia

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wattles and trees in blossom & the occasional native beauty:

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english violets (well, that’s what I call them):

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poppies weighed down with rain:

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a magnolia tree:

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but the main attraction was the tulips.  The massed beds of single and mixed colour (the reds were especially vibrant):

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and the individual flowers themselves:

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