Walking past the lily pond
Well, I couldn't just walk past without taking a few photos... lots of colour
from this spot. Not featured in this photo was a bride having photos taken
a perfect spot with plenty of choices for a background. I think Brian with an Eye
took a similar photo previously. Dick gave up and found himself a seat...
Pretty shaped leaves
I don't know which tree this belongs to, and I welcome any suggestions, as I'm not so familiar
with trees that grow in as cool a climate that this particular garden specialises in.
I've searched through my books without any luck. This tree was growing near the
lovely lake that is a feature of this garden. The website doesn't list the plants unfortunately, but
I'm leaning towards it being a Japanese Maple - any ideas?
Best view in original format to see the pretty shape of each leaf.
Possibly an elm tree
No name plates on any of the trees, so some guessing on my part... whatever, the
tree did look so nice standing by itself.
More picnickers under the trees
As we walked around the pathways we discovered more and more people out
enjoying the space and the dry day having a picnic, lots of children
who were on vacation from school were there being entertained by the
expanse of grass available to run and play.
Ash trees in a botanic park
We drove over to Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens and walked around admiring the
delightful coloured leaves, and this was the first photo I took... and I took
over 50! I promise not to add every photo... :) The leaves were past their
absolute peak, but there was plenty to admire, and we chose an overcast day
for the photography expedition.
Colour on our roads
An ash tree turning gold... opposite our gateway, this is the first to turn of
a whole row of ash trees that have been trimmed into a hedge to keep clear of
the overhead electricity wires. We live in a fire-prone area & it is believed
breaking wires during a bushfire or in hot conditions can spark fires.
Here's how this one fits into the line
Ash trees turning gold
We have them all along our roadway, ours haven't turned as much as some that grow
a few ks away down in a valley, but they are on their way to becoming a hedge of
gold, not that many drivers notice them, they all speed along our part of the road
like its a speedway, it being the only straight stretch. The trees grow from seed in
their hundreds from the many birds which frequent our area.
Rose leaves starting to turn
Here you have a view to the distant hills with one of the tallest roses
in the foreground (Queen Liz).
More experiments with filters which show best in Original format.
The Linden Tree turning gold
I love this tree.. it arches over a garden of small bushes letting in the light
during winter and early spring. Best in original format if you have the space/time.
Rose hip, one of many
This hip belongs to "Nevada" a shrub rose that is looking gorgeous
right now, especially when the sun shines through the leaves.
I've been playing around with filters again. :)
Autumn leaves in the rose garden
Each year I am delighted when the old rose leaves of "Cardinal Richelieu" change colour
here it is very early in autumn... the equinox... and we've hardly had any cold nights!