Hunter Regions Botanical Gardens
Katelyn and her Grandpa, following animal tracks through the grounds
Beautiful water features are everywhere
Suzi and Katelyn emerge through a tunnel of foliage.
Tree Goanna or Lace Monitor Varanus varius
We suddenly came across this enormous lizard, as we rounded a bend in the path. Fortunately, it wasn't named the Tree Goanna for nothing, as it shot up the nearest high tree, at an amazing speed!
Katelyn, and her reflection in a pond
Look up here!
...and look over there!
We also saw lots of kangaroos, like this one...
...and this one!
Australian White Gardenia
It was winter in Australia, so there were not too many flowers in evidence. But we did see a bush of white gardenias.
Reflections in a lily pond
Although the weather was less than perfect, we spent a wonderful day at the Hunter Regions Botanical Gardens, and I, for one, would certainly like to go there again.
by Elizabeth Coughlan