New Farm Park, Brisbane

Sunday, November 15, 2009

A Blogalk by the Lake

We walk through the suburban streets for 20 minutes, passing by a Jacaranda still in flower.
Then we take a path through a small park which leads us to the edge of Lake Dennis. It is...

a very small man made lake. It was made by a pioneer called Dennis, who made the dam to hold water for his cattle and crops back in the 1800's. The land has subsequently been sold and developed into housing estates and the Dam donated to the council for the people.

We walk along the dam wall to the other side.

Admire the gracefulness of a vine crawling over a stump.....

...and some ducks busily foraging instead of posing for the camera.

Now we are on the other side you can look back across the lake in the other direction.

Admire the lily pads and the artistic fall of a dead tree before climbing a steep hill back into suburbia for a different way home.

14 comments:

  1. Nice walk. I love those lavendar blooms. You changed your header page, very nice. Keep us on our toes.

    Are you getting ready for summer there?
    DF

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  2. Beautiful Diane... I love seeing "Spring" pictures this time of year---when everything is turning bare and drab up here (with winter on the way)...

    Have a great day.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  3. Hi Diane! What a lovely walk!! And the jacaranda looks great; we'll have to wait until May... ;)

    Blogtrotter is firmly back to an amazing building... ;)). Enjoy and have a great week!

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  4. These blogalks are wonderful for me since I cannot get out and take my own right now. This is so beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing this beauty with us wallflowers in the house right now.

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  5. Another super blogalk Diane, and that Jacaranda is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. On rotting tree stump
    trailing vine finds a welcome,
    stays and twines and twines.

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  7. Look at those gorgeous jacaranda! In a few more months we'll be seeing similar sights here. It's fun to see the topsy-turvey seasons of our different halves of this wonderful globe we live on.

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  8. Your photos are the next best thing to being there Diane, just lovely! Thanks for the lovely walk :)

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  9. You live in such a beautiful area. Thank you for taking me on your walk. Your excellent photos make me feel as though I had made the walk with you.

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  10. I am really enjoying the blogalks, you take us to really beautiful places. I love the tree in the first photo, those lavender blooms are gorgeous. The area around the lake is so pretty and much to see.
    Judy

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  11. I really enjoyed my walk with you, Diane, and best of all.......I'm not even puffing, unless it's with delight at your photos, especially the lake and the Jacaranda. I'd love to live by a lake just like that one.

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  12. My goodness, what a gorgeous place to live with so many beautiful architecture details in those building.

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  13. hello diane, i am a silent follower of your postings as usual - i must say your photos are wonderful: i love the jacaranda tree ...

    by the way: cindy [artistsblog] is back safe and sound! needless to say that i am much relieved - admittedly i did worry. strange phenomenon: one doesn't "know" each other in blogosphere, but still ...

    greetings from germany also to the "swiss boy": i'll be having cheese fondue in bern this coming week-end ;-)

    e.

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  14. Hi Diane, I just popped by to go walking with you ... and it has been very enjoyable too. I've never seen those blue faced honey eaters before and did enjoy the wander through Brisbane streets as much as the jaunts through the bush. I do love Brisbane ... it's just too humid for me.

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