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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

THE KING OF PARKS

So the first part of our 'Western Wildflower Wonderland Tour" was over. We had arrived back in Perth at the Novatel Hotel, where we had a farewell dinner for those leaving the tour here. Some of us were continuing for a tour north as far as Monkey Mia. I hope you will enjoy the trip with me. Before we set off we had a free afternoon so I made arrangements to meet a blogger friend, Cindy from Artists Blog. Cindy and her husband took us to Kings Park.

 Kings Park is over 1000 acres of bushland, parkland and botanic gardens. It overlooks the Swan River and Perth. It is the largest inner city park in the world.

 There are over 300 native plants.

The park was established in 1872 and it was the first park open for public use in Australia. It was called Perth Park. In 1901 it was renamed Kings Park to commemorate the ascension to the throne of King Edward V11 of England.

 We strolled through the many paths surrounded by beautiful wildflowers. It was windy and cool but the rain held off.

We had a coffee with our new friends. It was an honour to be in the company of such a wonderful artist and photographer. Thank you Cindy for making the time to see us. 

24 comments:

  1. Hi There, We are home from our trip. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

    I have lots of catching up to do... Your trip sounded fabulous. Isn't it neat to find such beauty in your own country??? Sometimes we think we need to go to another country to find the beauty. Yet---it's right there under our own feet!!!

    Love those gorgeous flowers/wildflowers.

    Glad you got to spend some time with Cindy...

    Hugs,
    Bets

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  2. OMG what a wonderful park and of course we enjoy sharing your travels via cyberspace!

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  3. Beautiful flowers, you are on a great trip.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  4. Hello, Diane! I have been enjoying your trip and photos. The Kings Park looks like a beautiful place to visit. The flowers are gorgeous. It is wonderful you were able to meet up with another blogging friend. Love the photo of the two of you together. Looking forward to seeing the rest of your trip, have a great day.

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  5. I'm having a great time on your tour! That second photo is just so beautiful I have spent some time just gazing at it. Love the angle you chose when you took the picture.

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  6. Love those pretty pink daisy flowers especially. The photo makes me feel cheerful.

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  7. Lovely parc and nice you had a meeting with another blogger. The visiter from Almere you noticed, was not a inhabitant but a visitor to my town. He stayed in a hotel.

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  8. I think it's wonderful how you get to meet your blogging friends on your travels Diane, and still think fondly of the time the four of us got together. Your photos are always a joy to see.

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  9. The view of Perth from King's Park is wonderful.

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  10. Beautiful spot@! How great to meet a fellow-blogger and get a personally guided tour. Wbat a bonus.

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  11. Whoa! Your photos are spectacular! You need to be published..really!
    Thanks for the tour and the lovely flowers..so nice to see in the midst of winter in Utah:-)

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  12. I have visited this park on a number of occasions, and it's beauty never ceased to amaze me - flowers, trees, views and sculptures just to name a few of the delights on view.

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  13. I too was taken to Kings Park by a local - but you scored WAY more wildflowers than I saw!! Thanx for your email - will be in touch soon!

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  14. ... and the wildflowers sometimes compete with the many many brides who are drawn to flower time in Kings Park.

    Thanks for your visit to my place - I was going to say 'you will love Red Nomad OZ' - but here she is!
    Happy trails to you.

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  15. Lovely photos and the flowers in the park are pretty.

    Lovely to catch up with a blogger.

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  16. Spectacular VIEW and the flowers are stunning and amazing colors, love the pink ones... gorgeous place

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  17. These flowers are gorgeous ! love all this color mix !
    Isn't it nice to meet a Blog friend ? You certainly had fun !

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  18. The park looks wonderful. There were certainly many gorgeous wildflowers to enjoy, but I also liked the view shown in your first photo. It's always a pleasure to meet blogger friends in person.

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  19. what a spectacular!

    what a gorgeous park to linger.

    beautiful photos, thanks so much for brightening my day!

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  20. Kings Park is a great spot but I have not been there in spring. What a terrific display. I am assuming that is a gum blossom in the middle ... it's beautiful. They have so much showier gum tree flowers over in the west.

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  21. Stunning photos of beautiful flowers. I'm putting King's Park on my Perth list.

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  22. I've enjoyed seeing all the beautiful wildflowers you saw of this tour, Diane. How nice to meet another fellow blogger!

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  23. What a beautiful place! What a glorious array of flowers, growing free and wild!

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