Roma St Parkland

On Sunday I headed into the Roma St Parkland with some friends off POTN to have a couple of hours taking photos. Oh what a delightful time I had in the short period of time I spent with them before been called away for family duties and missing out on the trip they took in the afternoon up to the Mt Cootha Botanic Gardens for some more fun.

We all had a great time and it was such a joy to see so many things in flower in this time of drought due to the excellent water management of the parks in collecting and using rainwater. Whilst I loved the water lilies, my favourite had to be the gerbera bed up in the concentric garden. They were so gorgeous. One day I would love to have a bed of gerberas like that in my front garden. One day I would also like it to rain.

Gerberas

Water Lilies
Pink Water Lily Water Lily White Water Lily

Dragon Fly
Red Dragonfly

Eastern Water Dragon
Eastern Water Dragon Eastern Water Dragon

Sculpture in the Concentric Garden
Sculpture in the Concentric Garden

Flowers
ButterflyPink Cosmos

Interesting dead flowers/seed heads of some aquatic plants.
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I hope to get back in there pretty soon to finish checking out the rest of the gardens as I could have spent all day in there exploring and taking photos.

3 comments on “Roma St Parkland

  1. I love the shot of the butterfly on the orange flowers — great use of color and composition. This reminds me, we have some pretty big botanic gardens and greenhouses out here in New Jersey. Spring is coming fast… I need to get out and take advantage of it.

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