Kings Park

Kings Park is an Icon for Perth. A short uphill walk from the CBD, it is an enormous space, mainly in its native state with panoramic views across the Swan River to the city. Julie and I spent a couple of hours with a volunteer guide walking through the ungardened section, looking at native plants growing au natural.

These are some of the images I captured. All plants are local to the area.




Flowers One




I received a comment about wild flowers. This year has been very wet in Western Australia, making for some magnificent displays, both in public gardens and in the wild. Flowers always incite me to photography, with the challenge to capture not only colour but pattern, texture and environment. In fact every sense except smell.

So I am going to put up some floral posts. Some of these image have already appeared on Face Book, but this blog allows them to be displayed in a larger, better format.

These first pictures come from the Araluen Gardens during their Tulip week.

Where Have Gary & Julie Been?

I notice I haven’t posted for more than a year. There is a reason of course! This is a Travel Blog and I haven’t been travelling, sort of. I had planned to travel around Australia again in 2016, this time with my brother and sister but instead we spent five months in Perth helping out with my son Stuart’s family. We were living in our caravan but not travelling far, except to take the kids to school, that is.

We have started the the return trip to Sydney. Since I haven’t written about a cross continental Nullabor crossing before, I shall try to write it up. I think I better get around to changing my masthead too.


Here are the reasons for our stay in Perth, our grandchildren Shayna, Mason and James.


Stuart Julie and Gary with the children in front of the house in Armadale a suburb of Perth.