Sunday, December 21, 2014

A pleasant day in Melbourne

       A couple of weeks ago I went to the City of Melbourne and walked around the garden areas.
                                                The weather was a pleasant mid 20c day. 
It was nice to see the fountain working.  Not so long ago because of the bad drought none of the fountains were cascading water.

                                                 A couple of the lovely flowers in bloom
The grass was still very green from the rains we have had.  It will not be long before they begin to yellow a little.
                             The Royal Botanical Gardens has many areas of different plants

like this bird's next

and tree fern
                                                                     a hut to rest a while
                                   I wandered around the path surrounded by the tall bamboo.
                  There were lots of people also enjoying the gardens on such a lovely sunny day.
                                            The trees were showing off their lovely blooms

and these Canna Lilies were lovely too.

                                       It was a perfect day for enjoying a ride in the gondola
I eventually reached the Tea Rooms where I met up with my friends for a Christmas break up lunch.

A view of Government House from the Botanical Gardens.
I always enjoy my visits to the Royal Botanical Gardens, there is much more to see there.
That's all for now,


Vickie said...

beautiful photo's thank you so much for sharing pics from my home town cheers Vickie

Sandi said...

How lovely and green everything is right now. Great photos Nessie, looks to have been a lovely day.

Welcome to the longest day of the year for you...first day is Summer and shortest day of the year for me...first day of Winter.