25 February 2012

Round and about ..the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

 Australian native,  Queensland Bottle Tree (Brachychiton rupestris)







Tropical Centre "see, smell & touch heliconias, orchids and other exotic plants from misty mountains and lowland forests" reads the visitors guide.  Will include a walk inside on my next visit.

Lunch-time predators at the outdoors eating (Sacred Ibis).  Thank heavens the raucous singing bats nearby, chose to stay where they were.

Colour-treated water, surely; all part of the display?








12 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

the bottle tree is, of course, my favorite! the ibis is a bit close!

Gary said...

I tried to answer your question on my site. Great tree, and beautiful place.Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

What a strange looking tree. I like the knees of the Ibis. But what were they thinking with that yellow water? Autumn is cute.

Carole said...

Great blog. Just happened on it when I was checking my own blog’s page ranking. I am another Carole (no other way to spell it, is there?) I am from New Zealand and blog on travel amongst other things. You might be interested in this post about my visit to the Sunshine Coast http://caroleschatter.blogspot.co.nz/2011/11/great-monument-hunt-at-boreen-point.html. Will enjoy following your blog.

Nancy said...

I've never seen a bottle tree. Fascinating. The statuary is exquisite.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

The bottle tree is interesting. I like how they named the statues Spring, Summer, Autumn and winter.

Jan Castle said...

The ottle tree is certainly named right!
Jan

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Like everyone else I love the bottle tree. I really envy your botanic gardens even though we have a very fine one in Cambridge.

Lyn S said...

Thanks for your trip through the Botanic Gardens Carole, I've never been there before. The bottle tree is amazing, I guess they don't grow down south.

NixBlog said...

Love these captures. Sydney Botanic Gardens is aplace I always try to visit when in Sydney!

Sharyl said...

Fun seeing the bottle tree and the Sacred Ibis REALLY up close! The statues are wonderful too!

Geke said...

What a special tree the bottle tree. I'm fascinated by the trees in Australia. They are such different shapes than trees here in Holland. Great close-up shot from the sacred ibis. I like the last statue. Is there a story behind this boy?