Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Saved from suburbia.....!

I thought I might explain a little bit more about the spot where I take most of the kangaroo pictures, it's called Hepburn Heights bushlands and it's a 20 hectare piece of natural bush that only just managed to escape the clutches of environmental destruction at the hands of the notorious WA Inc (WA Inc) State Government who wanted it for residential development.  A six year campaign from 1987 - 1993 by conservationists ensued and was won, saving this piece of nature and all that lives in it..result!! It adjoins Pinnaroo Valley Cemetery, where the kangaroos love to eat the lush green lawns,and as Aimee and I often stop to say 'hello' to my Mum and Dad this is where we see them quite freely moseying around. It's a beautifully landscaped cemetery with pretty little bridges over ponds that can, at the right time create lovely little montages...what do you think?  Hope you have a peaceful Wednesday.....

36 comments:

  1. Gorgeous golden light on the water in these shots, Grace!

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  2. Gorgeous scene and like Nix, I do love that golden light on the water! Superb! Hope your week is going well, Grace!

    Sylvia

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  3. wonderful, picture and title.

    please have a good wednesday.

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  4. Lovely shot.
    Yes WA Inc was an amazing period, you were lucky that this was saved because they rarely ever lost if they wanted something.

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  5. Yes, it is lovely - esp as you show it to us!



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  6. Your shots are like Monet paintings.

    As far as cemeteries go, I enjoy spending time in them; very relaxing places.

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  7. I always enjoy hearing stories about how the good guys win. It's too often the other way around. What a treasure for your city! And for all of us into City Daily Photo as we get to see your photos of the flora and fauna!

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  8. The top picture is 24 karat. Spectacular light.

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  9. It's beautiful! I often think that cemeteries preserve a bit of nature in the city and this one is truly lovely.

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  10. Sounds an ideal spot to mosey. Glad it was saved.

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  11. Looks so peaceful and beautiful there!
    I love, love your header photo, Grace!

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  12. Looks like a wonderful place to explore. Happy Wednesday.

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  13. My sort of place - tranquil and just perfect for duck watching.
    I love the golden light !

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  14. That's a graveyard? You've got to be joking. It's marvellous! Next time say hello to your Mum and Dad from France, eh?

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  15. I'm glad that people could save that little piece of landscape.and what a marvellous place for the last rest, serene, quiet and beautyful.

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  16. Nobody has said, On Golden Pond? I will then.

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  17. Thank goodness that the conservationists had the foresight and fortitude to prevail and preserve these grounds.

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  18. i think i'm very grateful the conservationists prevailed and that you make this place a frequent destination.

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  19. You should link this on Sunday to "Sunday Bridges".
    ;-D

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  20. A lovely spot, great photos and a moving post. Thanks for sharing Grace.

    Chrissy at Manchester: a photo a day at Mancunian Wave

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  21. Bravo for this won fight
    Let us continue

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  22. The golden shades are amazing! What a wonderful shot.

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  23. it's always a struggle to keep open space in a city. Once you lose it. you don't get it back. I'm involved in a 25 year old fight now.

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  24. Very lovely and beautiful Photo!
    I am always watching your pics and I always love and appreciate your comments :)

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  25. Looks like a lovely place. Beautiful light in the top one.

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  26. Interesting story, nice pictures!

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  27. Thanks to all the conservationist that make these places possible. The profit principle sure has wrecked havoc with so much of our world environment. Enjoy your wonderful preserved place!

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  28. Great images!
    Love the light and colors.

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  29. Lovely picture, beautiful lighting in this.

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