Monday, 20 July 2020

Return to Lagoon View Nursery

Saturday 18 July

A very quick post before I set off on my western Qld road trip with 3 friends.
After Wednesday’s brief visit to the Lagoon View Nursery, I decided it was the perfect destination to take my cousin to, for coffee on Saturday. A wonderful morning tea was enjoyed by the pond, followed by a relaxed stroll around this amazing nursery and gardens. We will be returning. At present it is only open on weekends and booking is essential. Sue and I were fortunate that a table was free on our arrival.

The setting was beautiful and the decor on the tables added to the ambiance.

The ducks played for us as we dined.

Small honeyeaters warbled in the trees above.

This kookaburra posed but didn't give us his full throttle laugh.

The remainder of our visit was spent exploring the many paths, nooks and crannies of this wonderful garden and nursery.

Crucifix Orchid.

Native Geraldton Wax.

Native Aussie Christmas Bush.

A tree I've never seen before, and best looked at from below - Dombeya Tree.

I've spent my night at my friend's and in one hour our exciting tour of the Outback mentioned in my previous post, begins. The scenery will be very different to this special day.

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Saturday, 18 July 2020

Perfect Winter Walking.

Wednesday, 15 July - mid Winter.

What a perfect quote to live by, discovered in the garden of the Lagoon View Nursery, at Redland Bay. This day, walking with my friends, was yet another perfect gift from nature.

We met at IndigiScapes, an environmental and discovery centre. There were many short trails around a lagoon, through lovely bushland and rainforest areas, boardwalks and sculptures. The chorous of many different birds accompanied us.

We were filled with awe, as we gazed at a 400 year old Tallowwood Tree [Ecucalpytus]. It had escaped the axe of the areas early loggers, as it was too gnarly.

A short drive took us to the shoreline of Redland Bay, where we joined the Jack Gordon Pathway.

This picturesque path follows the shoreline, with stunning island views, sandy beaches, lush rainforest plants and on this day mirror calm waters. 

An unusual protuberance on a swamp melaeluca. A turtle head, perhaps?

Our final destination, another short drive away, was Lagoon View Nursery. Our first visit and it won't be our last. It was the icing on the cake of this perfect day.


Grass reflected in the lagoon.

Glorious Wattle - flora emblem of Australia.

This lovely mural below, was near the starting point of the Jack Gordon Way. 
Murals and Street Art are becoming embedded in Australia's creative culture. Many of our rural towns are attracting tourists to visit their huge murals on silos and local buildings . 
This week I have been invited to join friends and tour The Outback, to see as many as possible over 10 days.

Our route.

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