brisbane wanderings – botanic gardens

flew up to brisbane for a few days to visit family at the end of the year and went for a couple of excursions – to the brisbane botanic gardens at mt coot-tha, and to the 6th asia pacific triennial at the queensland gallery of modern art…

hi-res version of panorama is here

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weekend wandering – lotus pond

an overcast sunday morning – time for a visit to the pond of sacred lotus (nelumbo nucifera) at the sydney botanic gardens…

hi-res version of panorama is here

here’s a view of the pond six months ago, during winter dormancy…

and here, the remarkable annual transformation to prolific growth and flowering…

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weekend wandering – illawarra flame tree

near breenspace in waterloo is a small park (greenspace ?) featuring a row of mature illawarra flame trees (brachychiton acerifolius)…

the trees act as screening plants for the recently completed medium density housing complex behind…

this tree has luminous green foliage and bright scarlet umbrels of flowers through summer – a visually arresting . . . → Read More: weekend wandering – illawarra flame tree

weekend wandering – joyce hinterding at breenspace

jumped on the 301 bus in surry hills, and off in waterloo to visit contemporary art gallery breenspace for another look at joyce hinterding’s exquisite installation ‘aura’…

the drawings of fractal curves, made with conductive elements carbon (graphite) and gold, have electrical contacts fixed through the drawing paper at the . . . → Read More: weekend wandering – joyce hinterding at breenspace

gardenwater

yesterday, while watering the tiny terrace garden, I got to thinking about how, in the future, a simple activity like this might be lost – water might become too precious for hosing over decorative gardens… there are already government enforced water restrictions in many parts of australia, particularly capital cities…

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