Friday, January 24, 2014

Sea of Salvia.....



Every year in Kings Park the gardeners choose an annual to plant en masse around the 'Flame of Remembrance' on the walk leading down to the State War Memorial . Anything from pansies to petunias.. this year it's Blue Salvia.. I love the way it leads the eye down towards the blue of the Swan River and the endless blue sky! Remember my favourite tree, here it is below providing much needed shade for the many visitors who keep coming despite the heat.....


I read somewhere that Kings Park has more memorials than any park in Australia.. it could be true.....


Sailing on the Swan.. the Darling Range in the background.....


...and of course I couldn't not take a progress (?) shot of my least favourite project going on in Perth right now, Elizabeth Quay, if for no other reason than it's interesting to keep a visual record of the devastation changes on the foreshore :) I can say TGIF with much relief this week, it's been exhaustingly hot and a cool change is afoot! Happy Friday, take care and stay safe.....p.s. I'm guessing we're all in the same boat with blogger.. from SLOW to stop!


34 comments:

  1. Beautiful shots, Grace, particularly that first one. I haven't heard of blue salvia before.

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  2. That sea of salvia is beautiful!

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  3. Awesome captures for the day -- any day actually, Grace!! Such a beautiful place!! I love that huge tree!! Hope your week is going well!!

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  4. Lovely!!! A good choice this year!!!

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  5. The tree is looking good, glad to hear that the worst of the heatwave is over for this time.

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  6. Well thank you! You've just reminded me that I need to plant some blue salvia this year! :-) It's such a lovely place!

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  7. I love the idea of the en masse planting of a different flower each year. it would be exciting to see the change in view.

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  8. Hi Darling,
    My mother worked for man named Darling many years ago.
    He was related to the Darling, who found the Darling.
    Cheers Darling.

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  9. Blue salvia works so well with the natural colors of Perth, which seem to be variations of blue. Nice. Have a grand weekend!

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  10. Love the sea of Salvia. and the sailing boats. A beautiful city. I hope the foreshore will turn out okay.

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  11. I like the salvia - it almost looks like bluebells, though I doubt they'd survive in your heat.

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  12. The blue Salvia is perfect with all the blue you show us, Grace! It would have to be a white or grey flower to go with what we see at this time of year. ;-)

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  13. So nice, I can almost feel the hot air.

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  14. That blue salvia is gorgeous! What a beautiful sight for this special spot. Despite the heat, I wouldn't mind a little wander around. (As long as there's ice cream at the end, it's all good:)

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  15. Kings Park sure is beautiful. Nice photos. Happy Week End!

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  16. I hadn't heard of blue salvia. It is used to good effect. Mass plantings usually work well.

    It is a good idea to document the progress of the development. "Grandma, it was so beautiful. Why did they build that awful building there."

    Hope your weekend is cool.

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  17. The Salvia is beautiful in a large grouping. Love that tree too.

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  18. An exquisite series of photos. You really ought to sell these to the tourism people!

    Hate to admit it, but when I first saw the title I saw the word, "saliva," and thought that would be really something, a sea of the stuff! :)

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  19. I had the same mental image!

    Perth looks so beautiful...sunny...and warm....

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  20. That's a Blue Treatment! Thanks



    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
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  21. I must check it out when we get down to Perth next week Grace. With the heat we have had, the blue salvia is a perfect choice. Such a cooling effect.

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  22. Nice little photo essay of Kings Park !

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  23. That is a good concept to change the flowers each season.

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  24. These are all such gorgeous shots it's hard to pick just one as a favorite. Those flowers are wonderful but, that tree is spectacular.

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  25. Such beautifull pics, Grace! And a great idea to pic a certain flower every year. Awww, missing Perth already!

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  26. The Blue Salvia is every bit as gorgeous as Kings Park in general! I love that Park!

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  27. mmmmh ça doit sentir bon ce champ de sauge...

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  28. Gorgeous points of view! Arianna

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  29. Love the captures specially the 1st one!!

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  30. HAHAHAHAHA!!!
    «Louis» had to re-read your title for this post. He thought your wrote "Sea of SALIVA"

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  31. What a beautiful location for that tribute!!

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