New Farm Park, Brisbane

Sunday, January 20, 2013

A WALK IN THE PARK 8

 How time flies. This is a walk we did in Springwood Park back in Spring but didn't get to post it. Since it is too hot now to take TOH (The Other Half) out for a walk I'll show you one we did in spring when the Jacarander trees were in flower.
 This Jacaranda Tree is in the front yard of a house near the park. It has a great shape as well as a dazzling colour.

 We enter the park where there are many trees like this one. Jacaranda trees are not native to Australia but were introduced from South America. 

There was only a short bush walk in this park.

 We crossed over the bridge.There wasn't much water in the creek but I loved the afternoon light dancing on the new leaves of this rare deciduous tree in the tropics.

 Soon we were back into the open park where there is a children's play area

 The warm afternoon sunlight highlighted the crisp, fallen leaves and I played with DOF.(Depth of Field)

I should go out more at this time of the day to capture the evening light.

28 comments:

  1. I love those trees. We have a few here, but where I really loved them was a two year stint 2005-2007 in California. Spring and summer was glorious with those trees. Streets with them on both sides. So beautiful. I didn't have a camera then.

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  2. Just love this post - and your new background colour shows it off beautifully.

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  3. The jacarander trees I saw in Alice Springs were one of the highlights for me. That looks a delightful walk to take TOH. Let's hope the temperatures cool a little for you to enjoy more walks with TOH.

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  4. The jackarandas make such a colourful statement. Another lovely walk Diane.

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  5. Diane, it is a lovely place for a walk. The Jacarandas are beautiful trees.

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  6. So pretty Diane, always colourful are the Jacarandas.

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  7. Jacaranda trees are always stunning. It's one of my favorite times here too, Jacaranda season, starting around May.

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  8. What a beautiful tree ! Here it's too cold outside, it snowed the whole day! I stayed inside too ! dressed like an eskimo !

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  9. Hi Diane, those Jacaranda trees are magnificent!!! A lovely walk you took us on today. Have a great week :)

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  10. Those are such fun photos and what a lovely place to go walk (when it isn't blistering hot!)

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  11. LOVELY!
    I wish I could have a few of those trees.
    You are so right about the light. For me when evening comes I'm ready to call it a day so I miss that beautiul light most times.

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  12. We had a huge jacaranda many years ago. It made a shocking mess, but it was still a pleasure to have.

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  13. Those trees are absolutely gorgeous.

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  14. That jacaranda tree is so beautiful I almost can't tear my eyes away. Beautiful walk...hope it cools down agai nsoon for y'all!

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  15. Wow! Awesome, Diane! Love the colours!

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  16. That tree is beautiful and you have photographed it beautifully as well. What I wouldn't give to see color like that now!!! I hope you will soon see the end of such intense heat! P.S. You asked where Lake Powell is.....I give some info about it in my post today.

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  17. Jacaranda trees!
    Lovely to see in parks, terrible trees close to homes and street gutters. As Andrew has mentioned, they make a costly mess for home owners and the councils.
    Obviously Grafton, the Jacaranda Capital City of Australia, has a big budget for drain cleaning.

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  18. It's a beautiful time of the day when the shadows begin to lengthen and the world takes on that warm golden glow.
    the best time to be out-and-about with your camera. Your jacaranda captures are great Diane .... I know they only flower for a short time but they add a wonderful splash of colour to the street scape.

    "Adelaide and Beyond"

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  19. What wonderful pictures Diane. You can almost feel the heat radiate from them, which, for people stuck in the depths of winter in the north, is a very pleasant sensation indeed. Wouldn't it be fun if we could swap climates for a day.

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  20. You made some really wonderful pictures Diane. The light is so great with the leaves.

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  21. You definitely should Diane, the light is gorgeous. Whenever I see the Jacaranda trees here in Perth it makes me think if Africa, there were so many Jacaranda lined avenues, they do make a mess but even that is pretty!

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  22. That Jacaranda tree is simply beautiful. I hope you soon get a break from the hot weather, but I enjoy the pictures from your archives.

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  23. I love those beautiful trees. I enjoyed this little warm hike with you. I do hope your weather cools down if I could bottle some of our -27c tomorrow night for you and send it I would.:) B

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  24. I have never seen a Jacaranda tree until reading your blog just now. Your photos are beautiful - as always!

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  25. I love the Jacarandah tree. Fallen leaves... makes me think of autumn. But I hope summer lasts as long as possible!

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  26. fantastic shots! looks like a beautiful sunny day in the park.

    the lila jacaranda tree is truly gorgeous! i so enjoyed your pictures, diane.

    xx

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  27. Diane seeing these beautiful colors in your world, even if it was in spring, offers me hope, hope that we'll get color in our world again one of these fine months!

    Beautiful photos and thank you for brightening up my day!

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  28. The Jacaranda tree is just gorgeous. Since purple is my favorite color I love seeing this in full bloom.

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