Ornamental lake at Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens, Sassafras

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Comments (15)

diannemcd on May 24, 2009

I see what you mean, beautiful autumn leaves everywhere. Great shot. D

Bits-n-Pieces on May 25, 2009

Hi Helen - well it's so interesting to see that you all do have fall colors there, also ( of course at the completely wrong time of year, lol!) This is such a tranquil scene - love it!

someGuyinmasset on May 25, 2009

Beautiful scene Helen, and incredible mapping finding the exact spot under those clouds!

diannemcd on May 25, 2009

She is a pretty smart cookie our H.

Inspector H snaps on May 26, 2009

Hi d someGirlinMasset someGuyinmasset

That cloud did confuse me for a while, til the street directory saved me.

We do have autumn colour BnP, but all from introduced species. Liquidamber trees colour up nicely here. We only have a couple of native deciduous plants (not sure if they colour up). A bit bland here this year due to the drought, a lot of trees just browned up and it really hasn't been very cold.

The native forests are evergreen. Street plantings, parks and gardens in older suburbs feature exotics, but over the last 30 years or so the trend has been to plant Australian natives in home gardens and streets.

For a while cultivation info was lacking for natives and lots of us brought tiny little eucalyptus seedings that grew 20 metres overnight in optimum conditions then dropped branches on our houses!!!!

Greetings to all H

Bits-n-Pieces on May 26, 2009

LOLOL, Helen - Gee - THANKS for feeding that old Rumour Mill! All I have to say is that if I ever make it to Masset, I sure better be allowed to use the D90 for my vaca photos! Though I'd be out in territory Guy has never ventured to, kayaking around the island. I'd have to sign my life away promising not to get it wet, I'm sure.

Inspector H snaps on May 27, 2009

Yes BnP, I might have been out of the state, but still had my finger on the pulse, they don't call me Inspector for nothing!!!!

You've done the Grand Tetons, I reckon it's time for a change. Imagine a shoot-off between someGirl and someGuy swapping cameras - would make the NPC's interesting.

Steve Paxton on May 28, 2009

Helen i know that Victoria has better than the harsh west part of my past i miss Autumn colours. steve

not1word on May 28, 2009

Nobody told me that I should have been checking out your great gallery, Helen. : ( This is a great fall shot. Like everyone else has said, some of us "up" here don't associate fall color with Australia.

Paul Strasser on May 29, 2009

Beautiful shot Helen. I bet you were the only one there; most people overlook these gardens in favour of Sherbrooke forest across the road. Paul

Inspector H snaps on May 30, 2009

steve we need some of that wet west coast weather from NZ - it only rains here every few months. Our dams are only 26% - we need a pipeline from Queensland or West Coast NZ. **ClickNZ* in my favourites has some beautiful autumn pics of Christchurch if you are homesick

Thanks for that nice compliment not1word we do have colour with the introduced trees, but our forests are all evergreen.

Thanks Paul. After making the trek down I was surprised that there were other real photographers there, tripods,big zooms etc, but everyone was considerate and moved out the way of shots, so it was actually quite nice sharing the space. H

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on October 21, 2009

Hello Helen...I'm thinking here that now your winter is almost over, your trees and gardens will be looking good and here we are in the UK in the dying embers of the year!!

Love your autumn colours!!


Valentine Verchenko on October 24, 2009

The marvellous bridge

Very beautifully!

Inspector H snaps on October 26, 2009

Hey Paul I missed you....thanks 5 months on. Surprisingly popular that day for pics....even people with real cameras ...I should rush up the hill for a spring view.

Hi Jim, we have had an extraordinarily lush spring in Melbourne, the best spring rains over a couple of weeks for 10 years or more. (A colleague from dry old Canberra said it was like flying into Dublin, it was so green here!!!) Thanks H

Hello Valentine, thanks for your comments. Helen

veranik on November 14, 2012

Wonderful view, very beautiful.


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  • Uploaded on May 24, 2009
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    by Inspector H snaps
    • Taken on 2009/05/24 14:03:49
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