12 December 2010

I hear the birds calling.....at the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

it's a saturday morning, a day that is almost invariably awaited for, especially after a long, long week....the first thing that eventually came to mind was to go for a walk, a long, long walk....hmmmm, thought i should get up early and avoid the crowd, much less the traffic that usually comes in the christmas season. checked the weather, good....a top of 26, sunny with late showers....but outside at 6:00 in the morning, it felt like 15 degrees C....nothing could be better than that, in fact it's almost perfect, as i love the cold...nevertheless, bring a jacket, just in case....i still remember going there last winter when the temps just dropped suddenly, i almost could not take photos as my hands started to freeze after taking a few shots...:-(
i usually follow my heart when it comes to choosing a place to go for morning walks, and i think it's almost a norm, for me,  that gardens, i mean expansive gardens, would be my first choice, and the second would be the beach....well, the beach might be a bit too much at this time... so, here i go, down to the royal botanic gardens...the drive was an easy one, whereas normally it takes a little more than half-an-hour to drive to the city, it's usually cut by fifteen minutes in the mornings when it's still early...
this is probably my longest post since i started this blog, even if it means posting only 10 per cent of the  400+ photos from 2 hours of walking!
aah, nothing could be more refreshing! :-))

















































































































































































































































for more information about the Royal Botanic gardens:  http://www.rbg.vic.gov.au/

3 comments:

bmt said...

These are amazing!!!

lusterl said...

thanks a lot! come to melbourne and we'll go for photowalks...

Liesl said...

Incredible pictures Lusterl! You are so lucky to have such beautiful places to visit.

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