Saturday, October 19, 2013

Araluen - singing waters.....


Wandering around Araluen Botanic Park on Thursday it was hard to believe we were only 35km from the city. It was a little tricky.. midday when the sun is high is the worst time to take photos don't you think? Araluen, an Aboriginal word meaning running water/place of lillies was founded by Australian business man J.J. Simons in 1929 as a holiday camp for his youth organization, it's interesting to see how this 59 hectares of land has developed since then.....
 Reflections of the poolside pergola and the tall trees that surround the park..... 
 .....and from the other side....
 Look who was sitting on top of the pergola.. cutest Little Kingfisher..I nearly missed him!
...and look who was swimming under it, a family of Australian Wood Duck's.....

Last but not least sitting in a tree watching over all an Australasian Darter.. I can't wait to come back here in autumn, can you imagine the colours, so many different species of trees. Hope you have a relaxing weekend, take care and stay safe..... To see more reflections visit James's Weekend Reflections....p.s. The November 1 theme for City Daily Photo bloggers is "Heights."

39 comments:

  1. Water reflections are always so beautiful ~ Wonderful photography ~ happy weekend,carol ^_^

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  2. Yes, I love watery reflections, too! And what an awesome park! A gorgeous place to spend time! Your captures are superb, Grace!! Thanks for sharing the beauty! Hope you have a great weekend!!

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  3. What a super place! Fine photos too despite that mid-day sun. Have a good weekend.

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  4. Delightful place. Enjoy seeing the creatures. Yes, midday is flat. Golden hour is much richer closer to sunsert/rise.


    Ciao Bella

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  5. wonderful nature and excellent photos... all of them...

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  6. Beautiful pictures of a wonderful place! I like this idea of "singing water", so poetic!
    Have a nice week-end, dear Gracie!

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  7. What a hangout for the camera!

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  8. Grand and wonderful place and photos - thanks for sharing.

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  9. These are ALL beautiful, Grace. Picture postcards. Nicely done. (The European Golf Tour is in Perth at Lake Karrinyup Country Club. I have been watching it in the mornings (taped) on TV. I know that your weather has been pretty nice :).)

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  10. These are book photos, an enchanted and enchanting book!

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  11. Colonnade along the water's edge is quite lovely.

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  12. What a wonderful place and excellent photos of it !
    Have a nice weekend, Grace!

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  13. Wow this garden is really stunning... It must be very charming to walk by this little bridge, surrounded by so much beauty...

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  14. What a beautiful garden and lovely reflections.

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  15. Thanks so much for stirring wonderful memories of Araluen for me, Grace; it's looking pretty as ever even without the gorgeous tulips. Great pics! Joy

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  16. You have got a neat place to slip off to there!

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  17. Such a beautiful place and you have captured a lot of the beauty is a spectacular way.

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  18. Sure is a beautiful place. You have captured it quite nicely.

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  19. It's enchanting, but what does it sing?

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  20. All are beautiful. I repeat a recent comment. You are getting better and better!

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  21. What a dreamy, dreamy place (and also like the park name)! I especially love that reflection of the pergola, but these are all gorgeous. I'd be happy if I one day could take photos like this:) (Even many Americans don't realize the Statue of Liberty was sculpted by a Frenchman!:)

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  22. Such a beautiful place. I love how clear that reflection is in the first shot.

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  23. How beautiful--and I love the birdie and the ducks!

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  24. What a wonderful place. You captured it beautifully !

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  25. That pergola is brilliant. A beautiful place.

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  26. J'adore ! tes photos sont magnifiques!!
    Bon week-end!
    Cath.

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  27. Splendid and blessing nature there, your pictures are excellent!
    Léia

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  28. Beautiful pictures Grace, some of them look like paintings of Monet!

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  29. Beautiful pics, Grace, the bird is really cute! And the lillies, aww. Wishing you a great weekend - from a place where it´s colorful autumn :-)

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  30. Stunning reflection shot Grace!

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  31. This is a gorgeous place to walk and take photos and watch for birds. I bet you are right about autumn. It should be spectacular.

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  32. Absolutely gorgeous location. Beautiful reflections in the top shot.

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  33. Those are fabulous pictures lass. The first one is perfect!
    Lovely place and lovely photography also. Super!

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  34. Magical Nature captured beautifully!

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  35. You really captured this place well. Not only did you get beautiful shots.....3 have birds in them!!!! Nicely done. All new ones to me. Kingfishers are not always cooperative.....lucky you:)

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  36. Looks like a great place. Cool with the Kingfisher.

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