Wollongong Botanic Gardens.
@aussieal Wow, what a stroll, nice to see the gardens in the spring time! 🌻 No apologies necessary for shaking, as there is so much to see, one can not help pan around to see everything. As for sniffing, if your spring is like ours, the pollen sets off a little sniffing and coughing at that time of the year. Again, wish I were there. I have fond memories of the gardens in Brisbane when we were there in the 80's. How nice to have a place like this soooo close.
@aussieal From our Australia trip: I remember going out with the researchers when we were in Australia to see the bower birds and their bowers. I remember the color of the items in the bowers matched the color of the eyes of that particular bower bird.
Here is a scanned page of our Australia album from when we were in Cairns in the 80's and went out with researchers and saw a bower with white fixings:
The 'gardener' and I just re-visited the azaleas and desert garden videos you posted, Al. It was a lovely stroll - you did very well and we found that slowing down the video a bit didn't affect the quality.
We made a few stops along the way 👍 to admire some of the lovely species. It is surprising to see so many azaleas - but we noticed that there were few of the vivid yellows and oranges that we see here in the neighbourhood in the spring. We have more rhododendrons than azaleas, but we recognized many that looked like ours!
The above was taken in April. The gardener wanted to pause your video to count the stamens (azaleas have 5) rhodos have more ... 😊
We both noted the tree ferns - we have 2 or 3 'tasmanian' tree ferns. The pic of this one was taken last month:
We both loved walking with you and thank you! I wish we could fly over and re-visit those gardens with you - it reminded us so much of visiting the Brisbane botanical gardens - we kept wondering if a goanna would cross your path (one fell from a tree ahead of us on a path in Brisbane) 😲 We loved the duck, though - far less scary!
@aussieal Just finished all the walks! How nice to have those gardens so close to you. And I can see why someone would want to get married there. I did hear birds calling on the woodland walk and maybe some frogs. Those walks made my day today, when I am limited in my walking right now, not to mention traveling. I remember the Royal Botanical Gardens in Melbourne and I think we also went to some gardens in Brisbane and Sydney, and there was a wedding when we were there.