Thursday, November 28, 2013

Hyde Park encore et fini.....


A few last shots from Hyde Park .. the Jacaranda's are not the only spectacular trees in the park, the magnificent Moreton Bay Figs on the lawn area dwarf the walkers and provide much appreciated shaded picnic areas in the summer, the two young ladies sitting way back there below found the perfect spot to play their guitars.. the span of the branches is just a wee bit impressive oui!
  I think these two 'portly' beauties should do a few more laps to earn those treats. :)
Public art sculpture by Judith Forrest called 'Pieces of Leisure' depicting the vibrant social life in the park.....
Could any bird be more gawky coming in to land than the Yellow-billed Spoonbill.. all legs and wing! A tell tale sign that it's breeding season is the black outline around it's face.. you never know when that vital piece of info might come in handy :)
Yarn bombed.....!
Not too shabby a spot to read the Sunday paper.....
.....and guaranteed if I'm there taking photo's there will be others, would have loved to see his shots! I hope you've enjoyed this visit to one of our prettiest parks, no doubt at some point we'll be back there! Can you believe that it's Thursday already.. crazy oui! Have a good day, take care.....

24 comments:

  1. Looks like someone's in the mood for some bird shots.

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  2. Ha, no it's still Wednesday here, happy Thursday to you though. That guy reading the paper looks like Si Robertson, LOL . I love those trees.

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  3. Seems Hyde park is a common name it different places to London. Wonderfull series ofpictures buy those trees are huge, how old are they?

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  4. Lovely old trees and nice other pictures.....it's a good post again.

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  5. Love the fig trees. Great pics once again!

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  6. This post is wonderful! We're there with you, enjoying beauty , sharing stroll, and feeling the peace coming from this place.Thank you!

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  7. Those trees are pretty darn spectacular. I'd love to photograph them and sit under their lovely branches. I adore those two dogs! Our family dog when I was growing up was an English Bulldog. What a sweetheart she was.

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  8. I love that 2nd pic under the trees! Wish I was there, Grace.

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  9. Love them all and especially the amazing yarn bombing! And those pudgy pooches! And and and.. Well who could pick just one. So many pretty sights!

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  10. I'm falling in love with your country through your photos, Grace!

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  11. You should have some personal cards printed that you can give to fellow photographers and ask them to get in touch so you can see their photos. Ah, giving your card to strange men......maybe not such a good idea.

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  12. Oh Grace, I didn't want this series of photos to end. Lovely and most impressive. Glad for you to have this to enjoy in person and lovely that you have shared with us! Thank you!!!

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  13. Those Jacaranda trees also appear to be spending a lot of time at the gym ! Nice shots of a beautiful park.

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  14. So many nice acres and acres of parkland, in the west. We can lend you our government if you need some of it ripped up.
    Seriously though, it looks idyllic.

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  15. It is a beautiful park. The birds seem quite tolerant of humans.

    And those dogs are sweeties!

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  16. Lovely post again Grace, thank you! My daughter has spoonbills on their 'lake-cum-nature-area' down here. Joy x

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  17. A lovely lush series of Spring in these photos Grace. My favourite is the second one of the Moreton Bay Fig with that dense ivy undergrowth. Looks like a lost world. Glad you found it.

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  18. This park is wonderful, I love all pictures!
    Those trees are spectacular, so beautiful branches and green!
    Léia

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  19. A wonderfully tranquil and green spot- looks idyllic, with so much going on too.

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  20. je trouve ces arbres magnifiques

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  21. I had forgotten how beautiful Hyde Park is Grace. Thanks for sharing. The Moreton Bays are just majestic, and as for those two portly pooches I think doggy diets are in order.

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  22. Great walk around the park,, sure are some very impressive trees here.

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  23. Bonjour de France !
    Beautiful trees, very peaceful atmosphere...

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