We set off for Kings Park Botanical Gardens early yesterday morning.. it always surprises me that despite the heat there are so many people in the park.. with all the huge old trees there's plentiful shade to be found. All the trees have a small marker to say what species they are except the tree above.. the bark is an extraordinary colour of red and if you pull the shot below in closer you can see how it seems to be peeling off in a very regimented pattern, unlike the paperbarks that are a messy bunch :) I checked with one of the young gardeners who said he thought it was a 'Irish strawberry tree' definitely more European than Australian, can anyone confirm for me?
Below an elegant West Australian variegated peppermint tree.. such a pretty tree, this is the only one I've seen in the park..
Aforementioned messy old paperbark tree :)
The common screwpine aka the Pandanacea and it's almost pineapple like fruit..
Remember the story of old Gija Jumulu the massive Boab tree that captured world-wide attention when it was transferred 3200kms from the Kimberley region in 2008, still going strong!
... and to finish, a Kookaburra up an old gum tree entertaining a group of visitors with it's raucous laughter :) Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe.. p.s. big catch up today!