I was last here in January 2013, then, the temperature reached 45 C (113 F) and the flowers started to burn and go brown. This time it was a lot cooler and overcast after some badly needed early morning rain.
Not many of to-days photos will be named as labels on the plants were a little scarce, or maybe I just couldn't see them.
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|The colours of watermelon and hyacinth.|
|One of the 'tropical' types.|
|Nymphoides Spinulosperma - Water Fringe Lily|
|Look carefully and you will see another frog's nose sticking out between the pink petals in the bottom right.|
|Pontederia cordata - Pickerel Weed|
|"I can just reach the bottom"|
|Red Stemmed Water Milfoil|
|A touch of gold from the tropics.|
|4 are better than 2|
|Looks nice enough to eat (I wouldn't recommend it though).|
|This Azolla looks like green snowflakes.|
|Yellow on pink.|
|Yellow casting black shadow.|
|Some leaves are a colourful bonus.|
|The flowers of this plant (ginger?) add contrast.|
|Hot pink suits this little lodger.|
|Lotus in four episodes. 1. Flower|
|2. Flower finishing, fruit forming.|
|3. Seed pods forming.|
|4. Seeds ripened.|
|May the Gods smile upon you.|
|Flowers of a Bladderwort.|
|Not so perfect, lichen on a light post.|
|Liquid and gold.|
|Papyrus flower head.|
|"Just checking to see what I'll look like".|
|Green and white flames of a Variegated Sweet Flag flicker behind Lotus leaves.|
|Lost amongst the leaves.|
|Canna Glauca Endeavour|
|Just waking up.|
FEATHERS, FUR and FANG. Some Of The Wildlife Seen Today.
|The Gold Miners.|
Native Stingless Bees collecting pollen.
|A teenage frog checks out a new pad.|
|Eastern Dwarf Tree Frog, Eastern Sedge Frog, Green Reed Frog. (Litoria fallax)|