Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The big trees of Kings Park.....

From the moment you drive, walk, run or cycle up Fraser Avenue, the main entrance into Kings Park and the Botanic Gardens, you know why the Aboriginal people have for thousands of years and still today, deem this as a sacred place. Lined with tall majestic Lemon Scented Gum Trees (below) planted in 1938 Fraser Avenue isn't the only entrance to Kings Park but it is the most impressive, giving you spectacular views of the city and the Swan River all the way up.. can you imagine picnicking on a lovely day along those grassy slopes with that view, fabulous! One of the oldest trees (above) with views of the city peaking through is a mature Australian Red Cedar.
Love the roots on this rubber tree.....
..and when you reach the top, the view through the tall palm trees is not too shabby :) There are many more magnificent trees in Kings Park, I'll save them for another day. I hope your week started well, take care and stay safe. P.s. in the foreground below the  Flame of Remembrance.....

31 comments:

  1. MAjesty is the first word that comes to mind when seeing those magnificent trees!
    Impressive and beautiful!

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  2. There is indeed something majestic and somewhat magic about these trees (that 3rd one I especially love). I'm not surprised places associated with these might be deemed sacred. These are all just beautiful, lovely calming Monday post.

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  3. Trees are fabulous and I expect that you won't be climbing any of them just yet :). Many will know you are suffering with your back still yet you plod on writing comments and posting super pics like these. Bless you. ICE - every 2 hours for 10 minutes. A bag of frozen peas will do the job :). Take care, Grace!!!!!!

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  4. Wonderful big trees. Love the third composition!

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  5. What incredible, majestic trees!! I agree with JM, I love the third composition, too! Beautiful captures all!! Have a great week!!

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  6. You take the Red Cat, right? Oh, how I miss Kings Park! Got a fun magnet at the Tourist office (yes, I was a tourist, right?): "Australian men - shear genius!", showing two men... well, shearing sheep. Bought it for a friend, but had to keep it - too cool to give away! Yummy, too! (the men!)
    Oh, and I do love sheep, too, Määääh! :-)

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  7. I didn't think that your young country was old enough to have trees that big! The root system on the tree in the third photo is amazing - very shallow!

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  8. Well, I'm impressed! Those trees are all magnificent. We have similar places in Florida but none quite so pristine. I'm making a note and it's going on my bucket list!

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  9. beautiful photos...the trees and views are magnificent

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  10. YAY, you're posting somewhere I've been! I loved Kings park - it was one day before HM was to arrive for CHOGAM so there wasn't even a bin in view. All the wildflowers were out in all their glory too. So they're Lemon scented gums on the avenue! Grace you could start a blog just on Kings Park and its nooks and crannies and seasons!
    I just loved it. Mmmm lovely gift store too for a spot of retail therapy. ;)

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  11. Haha! I KNEW there was a reason to love that tree - RED Cedars ROCK! Actually, RED anything rocks ...

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  12. The tree in the top photo looks surprisingly similar to huge Oak trees I've seen in the South.

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  13. Brilliant shots of these fab trees, Grace! And the weather still looks great.

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  14. Trees always seem to be so full of soul.

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  15. Lemon scented gum! Does Wrigley know about this? I'd like to have a picnic under gum and palm trees - no examples here.

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  16. I agree with Hamilton, that first one would do mine good. Love Palm trees too.

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  17. What a fabulous fabulous place, my dear :)

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    ~ > < } } ( ° > <3

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  18. Simply beautiful. These big old trees might have some very old history. many people may have passed under it. Its interesting to sit under its shade for some time :)
    Have a good day.

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  19. Those trees are magnificent!

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  20. Definitely love that rubber tree!!!

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  21. That rubber tree looks like its about to get up and walk towards you Grace. Love the lithe and sinewy nature of these trees. A bit like the fig tree.

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  22. I love the light in these photos Grace ;-)

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  23. what an amazingly gorgeous tree .. if it could talk, imagine all it could reveal....

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  24. Your wonderful photos certainly honor this beautiful park. Gorgeous trees, fantastic views, green, green grass; what a perfect spot.

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  25. I confess. I'm a tree-hugger. Love the tree images!

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  26. wow that tree is absolutely beautiful!It's a beautiful place to enjoy some walking!
    Great pictures!
    hugs
    Léia

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