Sydney Trip June 2011
On our way home from visiting family in Sydney last June our route took us through the provincial city of Wagga Wagga. Except for one occasion we have generally driven straight through the city on our way to Sydney, or on our way home. On one occasion we did stay over one night but didn’t see much of the city. We must rectify that someday and really investigate this wonderful place.
Several times we have stopped for a meal or a short break, usually heading for the botanic gardens which are a short two minute drive from the main route through the CBD. On this occasion it was getting late in the afternoon and was very cold, but we decoded to stop for a cuppa anyway. we also needed a toilet break, and to change drivers.
Despite the late hour I was able to get a few quick photos of some of the plants and flowers in bloom. despite it being mid-winter there were some highlights which I will show today and tomorrow.
Late last year I had an appointment in Blackwood, a suburb in the Adelaide Hills. After my appointment I had a picnic lunch in the beautiful Wittunga Botanic Gardens just a few minutes’ drive from where I had my appointment.
After my lunch I went on a stroll through the gardens with my camera. Many plants were in flower and I was able to get some beautiful shots. I’ll share these in the coming days.
For more information about the gardens click here.
Last spring we visited the Adelaide Botanic Gardens. This was after attending a food fair in a suburb a few minutes to the east. After our pleasant stroll through the gardens we stopped for a cuppa and picnic in Botanic Park. This open public area is between the gardens and the Adelaide Zoo.
Botanic Park is popular with families having picnics, for playing simple games with children and generally having a relaxing time. Throughout the year some major festivals utilise the area for displays, musical presentations and even drama. Today I share some lovely photos taken while we were have our picnic.
Over the last few days I have shared some photos I took last spring on a visit to the Adelaide Botanic Gardens. It was a delightful sunny day with many trees and other plants in flower. We had just come from a food fair so we really needed the walk before heading off on the journey home to Murray Bridge.
I managed to take quite a nice little collection of photo despite the batteries on my camera going flat – and the spare batteries I had with me were also flat! Never mind – I did get some.
My wife and I enjoy visiting botanic gardens whenever we travel. On an interstate holiday recently we visited all the major and few minor botanic gardens along the route. In fact, I especially chose the route to include as many as we could see in the three weeks we were away.
My wife enjoys looking at the plants, especially the native Australian plants. I enjoy looking for the bird life and botanic gardens with their abundant plant communities are ideal for this. I also love taking photos of the spectacular plants in flower.
Yesterday I shared a few photos taken on a recent trip to one of our nearest gardens, the Adelaide Botanic Gardens here in South Australia. They are about a fifteen minute stroll from the CBD of our capital city. Today I share a few more photos taken there last spring.