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Sunday, December 9, 2012

A WALK IN THE PARK 6

Another day another park. Actually that is not quite true. This is Underwood Park and we come here often but we took a different path this time. We were heading north towards Rochdale.
 It wasn't an overly interesting or pretty walk but it was flat and that suits TOH. The path wound along the back of houses and on the edge of bushland. This little wallaby came out for his evening feed. 

 The Jacaranda trees are finishing their beautiful display of violet blooms and dropping them to make a purple carpet.



The walk ended at this road
where there was a little creek
boarded by a stand of reeds.

Then we turned around
and headed back to the car.


 The car was parked at the entrance to the park where it is very pretty.


28 comments:

  1. There are walks all around my 'new abode' which I will take you on in due course. Even one that goes along our back fence, but without a back gate, I gather. No lilies though, but lots of weed flowers,

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  2. Well if you walked on Saturday at least you didn't cook to death with any horrible heat.
    I presume that the vegetation mob of the local council will soon have to get into that creek to clean it up? They have been very busy cleaning up the creek that runs along the new airport road at Toombul - it looks really good now.
    Plus the very snazzy parks, gardens and bikeways/walk ways with covered areas for BBQ picnics and even kids playgrounds!!!!
    Only 12 months ago, it was a beehive of construction people - trucks, machinery - you name it.
    Incredible the new look, quite a feather in the Council's hat. Plus all the water birds have returned.
    Cheers
    Colin (HB)

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  3. What a beautiful place. The Jacaranda tree is very impressive.

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  4. What a lovely walk. It seems to have a range of habitats so I assume depending on the time of day you visit there will always be some wildlife for you to spot. Great photo of the wallaby.

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  5. your photos make it look good and it was a outing, fresh air, exercise, and a blog post all rolled up into one. The yellow waterlilies delightful finale

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  6. A lovely evening stroll and you were treated to the little wallaby feeding on the verge. I've not seen the yellow water-lilies before but they are just glorious ... a delight to the eyes!

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  7. Looks like a really lovely path to walk along. The wallaby and the pond lillies made things interesting along the way. The highlight for me in this post is the gorgeous jacaranda tree. They had those in South America, where I lived for many years when I was a girl. I wish they grew here.

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  8. I shall never tire of seeing your spring and summer photos during our winter.

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  9. I think you did indeed find pretty!
    The purple carpet, the creek reflections and the water lily say you did!
    Lovely post Diane!

    I'm with TOH - flat ground suits me. :)

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  10. Just back from Nundah and the train slowly went over the Nundah/Toombul new parkway area. Many people out on bikes and "walkies", certainly not wallaby country.
    I should think if Christmas and New Year days are mildish (?), then the area will be packed with families having outdoor picnic and BBQ festivities.

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  11. Looks like the jacarandas have been fabulous everywhere this year!! I'm sure that means something - like it's going to be a hot, dry summer!!

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  12. I am amazed at how pretty your walk can be....even saw a wallaby

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  13. Looks a pretty interesting walk. Always good to see nature at it's best..love Jacaranda trees so pretty when in full bloom.

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  14. Oh, I forgot the beauty of Jacarandas in early summer!

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  15. each time I see your photos i think you live here in FL... these could all have been taken here, except we have no wallaby's. are kangaroos and wallaby's the same? i sure would love to see one

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  16. Diane, what a lovely walk. The Wallaby is cute, I would love to see one myself. And the jacarandas are beautiful trees. Lovely scenes and photos from your walk. Have a great day!

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  17. How nice to spot a marsupial friend on your walk. I remarked just today about the jacarandas dropping their flowers. The yellow waterlilies are gorgeous Diane..all in all a delightful walk.

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  18. A lovely walk Diane. The little Wallaby was so cute. And those water lilies are gorgeous, as is the sight of the jacarandas.

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  19. So different to the animals and plants we see in our parks. Lovely walk Diane and I'm all for flat! xxx

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  20. "Adventure Before Dementia" has been included in the A Sunday Drive for this week. I hope this helps to point even more new visitors in your direction.

    http://asthecrackerheadcrumbles.blogspot.com/2012/12/a-sunday-drive.html

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  21. Beautiful walk, Diane. Looks like Summer is THERE in Australia. Here, things are looking brown and drab --getting ready for winter (although it's not cold yet)...

    Love the water lilies.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  22. Now that is the kind of walks I like to take. I can get exercise and not even know I am walking because I am enjoying the walk so much.

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  23. Another nice walk Diane. The jacaranda's have been magnificent this year over here too.

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  24. What a lovely place and instead of a deer you see a wallaby !

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  25. What a delightful, beautiful place. Great photos, Diane!

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  26. Perfect walk...we'd both love this. Me and my TOH ;>).....

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  27. Another lovely walk Diane. I enjoyed seeing the waterlillies too. We grow them down here in our fishpond, but only the leaves grow - they've never flowered!

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  28. Jacaranda and water lilies. What a treat.

    I could have expected you to be out partying on 12/12

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