01.07.2009 – Enter the Garden

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Blessed by awesome weather and sun, Angela and I went to the Royal Botanic Gardens from the Circular Quay entrance.

It was a day spent walking around, soaking up the “winter” warmth and taking photos.. so without further adue..

Government House

Government House

Started with the Herb Gardens, probably inspired by Chump’s pasta sauce of basil and oregano etc etc 😛

One side of it.

One side of it.

Another side..

Another side..

If someone has a SLR, theyll get snapped, they just will.

If someone has a SLR, they'll get snapped, they just will.

And moving on.. I’m not even going to bother labelling the plants etc, because I simply don’t know them LOL.

Pink.. and yeah.. reminds me of one of those.. plunger balls you throw at windows lol.

Pink.. and yeah.. reminds me of one of those.. plunger balls you throw at windows lol.

Next big location.. featuring sexy statues and a winter rose garden lolol.

Stairs towards..

Stairs towards..

Lets play with Macro mode woooo

Let's play with Macro mode woooo

Turn around, and behind us..

Yeah.. different types of lawn, haha :P

Yeah.. different types of lawn, haha 😛

Just because it looks like a castle wall..

Just because it looks like a castle wall..

What’s really amazing is that they can “maintain such a big garden in the CBD” (Siu A., 2009)

Buildings & Trees!

Buildings & Trees!

In order to feed our (well mine at least) curiousities, we went to see what the statues were of..

Neptune - God of the Seas

Neptune - God of the Seas

At this point.. I.. forgot where we are lol.

At this point.. I.. forgot where we are lol.

Oh, now I remember 😀

Yeah.. rose beds; if only it was Spring huh? :P

Yeah.. rose beds; if only it was Spring huh? 😛

Then some hawt statues.. just for you Chump ;]

The label was The Boxers

The label was "The Boxers"

And in the other corner..

And in the other corner..

Alright so..

Some White ones..

Some White ones..

We bumped into Angela’s friend:

Grasshopper! Haha =P

Grasshopper! Haha =P

Off to Ferns..

Q: What is the name for the leaf of a Fern?

A: Frond.

A: Frond.

Angela - korobokkuru!

Angela - korobokkuru!

Then.. as we closed in on the “Succulent Garden”

Balls of cacti

Balls of cacti

I guess I had a different idea of Succulent.

I guess I had a different idea of Succulent.

More..

More..

Hmm had a hard time spelling Kookaburra lol.

Hmm had a hard time spelling Kookaburra lol.

This one has a hat!

This one has a hat!

I think its some sort of Aloe..

I think it's some sort of Aloe..

It started to get windy..

Well, nice breeze, not so much windy I guess :P

Well, nice breeze, not so much windy I guess 😛

Mrs. Macquaries Chair

Mrs. Macquarie's Chair

Looked real from far away =X

Looked real from far away =X

We kept walking, and we got to around the centre of the gardens, and if you looked up..

Bats! Well.. flying foxes but still! :P

Bats! Well.. "flying foxes" but still! 😛

Turns out we weren’t the only ones enjoying the sun and breeze.

Ducklings waddle behind their mum.

Ducklings waddle behind their mum.

The best part was watching Angela chase them to try take a photo ;].

So as our trek started to come to an end.. we went to the Government House section.

From the side.

From the side.

From the Opera House to catch awesome wind =P

Loving the contrast.

Loving the contrast.

And so we had to stop here..

Guylian Cafe.

Guylian Cafe.

We each just got an ice drink; I got the Ice Guylian Mocha, and Angela got some Guylian Chocolate Shake (Chocolate with Dark Chocolate, lol enough!?).

Yep.. was good :)

Yep.. was good 🙂

That’s it!

No more!

Was an awesome day though! Kind of tiring, but GOOD!

EDIT: I was playing with Adobe Lightroom 2 .. just some photos for kicks:

Government House from the side..

Government House from the side..

Constrasing the garden w/ offices

Constrasing the garden w/ offices

Yep, couldn't resist lol - the lighting wasn't very good originally.

Yep, couldn't resist lol - the lighting wasn't very good originally.

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