Friday, February 27, 2015

Auburn Botanic Gardens. 27th Feb 2015


The gardens cover 9.2 hectares ( nearly 23 acres) and, while there is not the large amount of flowers I expected, the area is well planted out. The Japanese Garden will have you taking lots of photos, especially in spring. As well as the lake in the Japanese garden there is another lake to which a number of free flying water birds are attracted. There is also a walk through an open enclosure where kangaroos, wallabies, emu and a wombat roam. 
Monday to Friday would be the best time to visit as 1. it's free and 2. while I was there I only saw 6 adults and 2 children.
I have used a bit of  'photographic licence'  on some of the photos by using some of the free apps that are available on most electronic 'tablets'.

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Planet for One Tree

Reflection in Glass


Iris Shattered

Flower buds on a Sequoia (American Redwood)

Reflection Pool

A shady walk on a hot day.

Lamp with nest enclosed.

One of the few annual garden beds.

Petunias and roses.

Pine on Canvas

FEATHERS, FUR and FANG.          Some Of The Wildlife Seen Today.

Swamp Wallaby

Eyelashes to die for.

Australian Raven

White Ibis collecting nesting material.

White Ibis on Branch

Dragon on a rock.

Knitted Peafowl

Cape Barren Geese

Pilgrim or Australian Settler Goose (female).

Geese of a Feather

Long-necked Turtle

Grey Kangaroo and Magpie Lark

Camera:  Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Friday, February 13, 2015

Black Friday, the 13th, but it's also......... day to Vaentines Day, so for all the ladies out there , these are for you.

I photographed these roses on a quick visit to Swaine's Nursery at Dural NSW.

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Rose  'Betty Boop'

 Also rose  'Betty Boop'

Rose    'Home Run'  (pink)

Rose   'Sightsaver'

Rose   'Sightsaver'
Rose  'About Face'

Rose  'Daybreaker'

Rose  'Daybreaker'

Rose  'Paradise'

Rose  'Sundance'

Rose  'Tuscan Sun'

Rose  'Catherine McAuley'

Rose  'Route 66'

Rose  'Love Potion'

Rose  'Double Delight'

Rose  'Gemini'

Rose  'Peace'  
 One of my grandfather (Pop)'s favourite roses.

Rose  'Double Delight'

(no name?)


Blue Tongue, Native Lasiandra      (Melastoma affine)      (native)

Queensland Firewheel Tree (Stenocarpus sinuatus)      (native)

Bog Sage   (Salvia uliginosa)

Fern-leaved Banksia     (Banksia oblongifolia)    (native)

Tropical Water Lily (Nymphaea)  'Director Moore'.

Fruits of Brush Cherry Lilly Pilly    (Syzygium australe).       (native)

White Rain Lily     (Zephyranthes candida)

right:  Native Fuchsia (Correa reflexa)  left:   another Correa.        (native)

Camera:  Canon PowerShot SX60 HS