Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Pink marble & the 'whomping willow'.....


Do any enthusiastic Harry Potter fans out there see the resemblance to the Whomping Willow from the Potter movies? To be honest not being a dedicated fan it had to be pointed out to me :) It's actually one of the marvelous old Peppermint trees in Kings Park but the twisted tree trunk does look a wee bit 'Potterish' oui! Peeking through the foliage is the George Leake Memorial Fountain, being an avid fan of the Victorian era this pretty pink marble fountain is my very favourite of the many memorials in Kings Park, it's a little treasure don't you think? I took these shots early on Monday morning, yesterday the skies were black..so much rain and a bit of hail also..unfortunate timing with the rail closures, but it's desperately needed so...umbrellas up :) Have a good Wednesday, take care.....

35 comments:

  1. I do LOVE your WHOMPING willow, Grace!! Beautiful captures for the day! You do have a lovely world!! Thanks for sharing -- I always look forward to your posts/photos! The next best thing to being able to visit Australia/Perth!! Hope your week is going well!!

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  2. Can't say that I do, but I haven't read the book or seen the movies! But it's a great old tree.

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  3. I see it:) Love the willow....this is cool.

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  4. love the tree and the fountain...we're getting lots of rain here...a good thing...rather it come randomly than all at once in a hurricane :)

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  5. You're right about the willow tree!this small fountain is magic too, rich of history in its simple way.
    Happy rainy day! :o)

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  6. What a lovely park. The tree is wonderful and the fountain very elegant and understated. Enjoy your rain!

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  7. It's a lovely fountain, Grace. I'm not that into Harry Potter either.

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  8. I liked the Kings Park with its willow and the Fountain of George Leake ... Beautiful Monument.
    Hugs and kisses.

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  9. It's absolutely delightful and the tree is gorgeous. I stopped being a HP fan after book 3 for some odd reason...
    Glad you're getting the much needed downpour.

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  10. P.S. regarding the film and "old" tennis. I remember a scene in the Tudors (I actually disliked the series...)

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  11. Both wonderful in their own way - and the rain too, I guess. Come over here - it's a heatwave!

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  12. It really does look like the Whomping Willow.

    My husband loves to photograph trees. He finds them endlessly fascinating. I like it when they're odd, such as this one, but tree branches & tree tops...not so much. I tend to disappoint him if it's not my cup of tea.

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  13. Excellent fountain.

    The sun is still HOT here! Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

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  14. The is a vey nice memorial fountain, I'd be fond of it too. And, that tree is very interesting. I love your "Potterish" description. I might have to borrow that word one of these days.

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  15. Oh yes definitely 'Potterish' Grace! A wonderful old tree! Oh I do adore Kings Park! My friends are heading back to Perth and if they ever get out of their gorgeous rig and back into a house I'll be sure to head over there again! I've been keeping a little notepad with things not to miss the next time I'm over. And all because of you and your wonderful blog! Truly!

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  16. Definitely looks like the Whomping Willow!!! It's a peppermint tree??? I didn't know peppermint comes from trees???

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  17. The twisted trunk is fascinating! Love old trees with some creative attitude! The little Victorian fountain seems to be a bonus feature to the view around!

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  18. Oh, yes, I can see the resemblance in that tree!

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  19. I am embarrassed to admit that I had never heard of the whomping willow. But, the twisted trunk is fabulous.

    And, yes, the pink marble in the monument is eye-catching.

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  20. Oh, I have read them all, and was at the midnight release for three of them... with my HP glasses and forehead lightning bolt.

    The fountain is beautiful.

    Bises,
    Genie

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  21. I can definitely see a resemblance to the Whomping Willow Grace. It looks like it about to up stumps and walk away.

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  22. I love that pretty little pinkish fountain ... very Victorian.

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  23. Guess I am not a Potter fan....I do love the Victorian era....I chair a Victorian Tea for the museum here. Beautiful tree...I have never heard of a Peppermint tree!

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  24. I've never seen or read Harry Potter...I prefer to admire these beauties! Arianna

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  25. Another beautiful Perth spot! An interesting tree. Looks like one of our weeping willows, but I've not seen such a twisted trunk before. Met a few twisted people, though. Not in Australia. Elsewhere. :)

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  26. Ya, I got sucked into the Potter-thing too. Magnificent tree.

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  27. that tree is gorgeous ... i think i could spend a lot of time just taking in its splendor

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  28. The twisted trunk is definitely magical, Grace.

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  29. I like the old and big tree(s).
    You have many great parks in Perth, is that right?

    Looks like you have the same weather as us today.
    But this weekend we are promised SUMMER:)

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  30. Fantastic tree and wonderful fountain!

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  31. wow I love the tree twisted trunk, it's wonderful!
    Great images!
    hugs
    Léia

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