Thursday, July 2, 2020

Norfolk Island giants..



The playground under the grove of giant Norfolk Island Pine trees in Esplanade Park was still closed last week when we were in Fremantle, restrictions have eased since then so it might very well be open again now. The one hundred Norfolk Island Pines, excellent pic on the Esplanade Park link, were planted back in 1908 making them one hundred and twelve years old, can you imagine the history within these gentle giants. I'm happy there were a few people walking by when I took these shots to get perspective they look so fragile and tiny in comparison. Looks like we are in for a few days of sunshine ahead, how about you? Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe..


27 comments:

  1. ...giants that I see on Maui too.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Beautiful trees. They are neat when small also.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Such magnificent specimens! If only they could tell us of what they’ve seen.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Son árboles giganteco y deben de dar mucha sombra. Es una alegría, que de nuevo se pueda pasear por ahí.

    Saludos desde España

    ReplyDelete
  5. Beautiful tree, now if only they could talk! Keep well Diane

    ReplyDelete
  6. I have a Norfolk Pine that is about 2 feet tall and is 15 years old. I don't think it will ever be as big as those guys. Of course it is a house plant. It is the 30s˚C here for the next few weeks but very humid so not nice.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Beautiful trees that make humans look so small.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Very fine looking trees, and at least your government has treated this pandemic with some common sense, just the opposite of our government.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Very impressive and beautiful trees. I bet when the wind blows through them it makes a wonderfully relaxing sound.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Wow! Impressive with their size!

    ReplyDelete
  11. I have trouble picture pines and fir in Australia.

    ReplyDelete
  12. To be honest I´m a bit afraid of returning there, Grace!
    Ingo said the ferry wheel it will be next time... noooooo... ;-)
    Now I crave fish and chips. And you cannot get that here (but home made, hmmmm.... will do? Guess, I will! Have it all here!).

    ReplyDelete
  13. Very majestic and appropriate planting, but people, don't plant them in your front garden

    ReplyDelete
  14. Árvores imponentes e de grande beleza.
    Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

    Andarilhar
    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    O prazer dos livros

    ReplyDelete
  15. Wonderful trees and a great header.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Those afe magnificent trees, I like those high ones!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Dearest Gracie,
    Lovely park for taking a stroll amidst those regal centennial trees.
    If only they could tell stories...
    Hugs,
    Mariette

    ReplyDelete
  18. It reminds me of a number of places in northern California, without the old undergrowth.

    ReplyDelete
  19. They Are Singing - What A Stellar New Banner Photo - Enjoy Your Weekend

    Cheers

    ReplyDelete
  20. Magnificent trees Grace. I had no idea they were so old!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Wow, 112 years. I love that. I think I told you but not sure that trees are the thing I love the most in nature. They have been around so long and I just love their souls. They make me happy.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Lovely trees. There is an old Norfolk Island pine in a neighbouring yard. I am surprised to see it in the mountains, as they usually be beside the sea.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Yep, these are just amazing trees, one of my favorites, all the way back from my childhood.

    ReplyDelete
  24. I need more sex, ok? Before I die I wanna taste everyone in the world. Click here and Check me out i am getting naked here ;)

    ReplyDelete