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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Royal Botanic Garden, Melbourne

It has been so long since I have posted anything here, I truly miss the blogging buzz and all my friends and garden bloggers terribly!
I've been traipsing around, visiting six botanic gardens and parks in the Melbourne vicinity this autumn. Two of them are second visits, the first being in a different season, so the scenery is markedly different.

I shall start with the Royal Botanic Garden of Melbourne. It was spring when I last visited the RBG, and the vista now, in autumn, is different from then.

For Sensational Haiku Wednesday:

confidence is found 
not in strewn leaves on the ground
forlorn branches sigh

I'm watching her and she doesn't know it! Love this shot.

And of course, the mature trees (some octogenarians among them) add character and dignity to the landscaping.

For Haiku Heights:

gnarled, knotted roots know
old secret of True Wisdom
support or crumble

The sky's saying, "Time to go home, it is almost dusk..."

This one' seems to be saying, " Cough cough! I have to quit this habit soon!"

The flowers are mostly non-existent, but what's left add a certain spark of bravado to the fall scenery.


The Melbourne Observatory here is managed by the RBG, and is open for tours.

The Ian Potter Foundation The Children's Garden, is a fun place for children to discover a variety of plant textures.

Linking to:
Outdoor Wednesday
Share The Joy Thursday
Skywatch Friday
Sensational Haiku Wednesday 
Poets Rally 
Haiku My Heart
Haiku Heights
Scenic Sunday
Shadow Shot


  1. Thank you for sharing beautiful pictures. I notice some old trees have wrinkled barks, like us too..., a reminder of old age.

    1. Hi Bangchik and Kakdah,
      Did you see that the older the trees, the more magnificent they look? The more wrinkled, the more dignified! Haha.

  2. Gosh that looks like lovely gardens something for both young and old.

  3. Hi Rosie, i was actually wondering why you haven't been posting for a long time. There you are enjoying your travels, i am so envious! And thank you for the good photos, i love the bark of that Eucalyptus tree, so different from those Eucalyptus i know.

    1. It is so nice to be back and get a comment from Andrea! Have you received the Western Garden Book? Do drop me a line on my facebook, when you receive it, Andrea. Thanks for taking a tour of the RBG Melbourne with me, here.

  4. Hi Rosie: What amazing trees are in the garden--just beautiful! Take care, and have a wonderful weekend.

  5. Thank you, Athena, for stopping by. Glad you like the trees :)

  6. gnarled, knotted roots know (wonderful visual line of haiku) Absolutely lovely photography of a beautiful place ~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

  7. Hi Rosie... Very well maintained garden... thank you for sharing the beautiful shots of the old trees and bush flowers...

  8. Spectacular images as always. Thanks for sharing,Rosie!


  9. Your images portray a beautiful color of nature ... loved them :-)


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