Friday, October 18, 2013

Rose Heritage Cafe et 'Le Jardin de Rose'.....


We drove to Araluen Botanical Park, 35km south east of Perth yesterday hoping that we still might be in time to see the mass tulip display that happens each year in spring. Alas too late! It was by no means a wasted trip, Araluen is spectacular in every season.. I took so many photos that it was impossible to edit them in time, I'll post some shots tomorrow. On the way home we stopped at the Rose Heritage Cafe for lunch, such a pleasure to look out over the roses some of which were my favourite David Austin's. The French garden was a delight, from the spectacular wisteria arbour above to the 'petit parterre' garden below. On the way to Araluen we passed pear, apple and peach orchards not to mention a vineyard or two.. even though the city is so close, this area in The Darling Range feels like you're right out in the country, tres joli..it's a definite for visitors to Perth! Happy Friday, take care.....

30 comments:

  1. A lovely place to be ...... and special for photographers.

    Greetings, Joop

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  2. What a fantastic park!! Such gorgeous flowers/trees/colors and your captures are terrific, Grace, as always!! Thanks for sharing the beauty! Looks as though you had a great day!! Enjoy your weekend!!

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  3. What a lovely place! Romantic and so beautiful!
    Glad to see a small piece of France there!

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  4. It looks like a wonderful place to visit.. lovely images.

    Many thanks for the positive vibes earlier... they helped xx

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  5. This looks very much like summer to me, it is absolutely delightful!

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  6. It's wonderful to see your spring pics when we are heading into winter up here, Grace!

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  7. Great golden rain in the first picture, in Japan they call it Fujyama.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  8. I've only ever been west for about ten days, and your wonderful post and pics have reminded me of the great day I had when my cousin took me there. It's a very impressive place and your photos show it well. Thanks, Grace!

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  9. Looks like a gorgeous area to stroll through, Grace!

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  10. Ah Spring! it is so nice to see the flowers and trees even though they are around the world.

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  11. The wisteria is glorious and I love the arbour walk.

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  12. It looks a dreamily edited collection to me! What a fab floral series - roses are perfect anyday and season. (And re: your comment, I'm sure many a stable boy likely ended up with the family fortune:))

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  13. Yikes. You have so many good photos today. Beautiful.

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  14. Gorgeous. Nice to have such a lovely place of repose so close to the city.

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  15. What a great place for some flower photography. Nice shots.

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  16. Wow, what a beautiful place. I love the archway of trees.

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  17. Wow. Very impressive gardens. Wisteria Lane is just overflowing with flowers. We have two Wisteria's but not as bountiful as the one in your photo Grace. Have a great weekend.

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  18. Wonderful gardens, beautiful pictures.

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  19. How wonderful. I just love the top shot!

    Here's the link to the VHILS video you asked: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cG9Lv1vmqKY
    And another one he did for the portuguese band Orelha Negra: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cG9Lv1vmqKY
    There are many more on Youtube if you like to watch them.

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  20. Those are some very beautiful places.

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  21. What a beautiful garden. The wisteria walkway is gorgeous.

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  22. Very nice pictures of your nature, looks so sunny and green, wonderful.

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  23. That wisteria is pretty enough to paint!

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  24. This sounds (and looks) like a place right up my alley. I really do want to see some wisteria in bloom one of these days. That is something we don't have here.

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  25. How lovely and there is a place to have a cup of tea too. I especially love the shot of the overhanging trees...the perfect archway.

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  26. What a lovely place. Your first photo is my favorite.

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  27. Great with all the colors. I can feel the warmth as we are heading towards Winter up where I am.

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