Tuesday, 25 March 2008

A trip to the botanic gardens...

I went looking for flowers and was met with a vast array of greenery. The thunderstorm last night washed off the dust and made everything a little brighter...

These images were all taken at the Melbourne Botanical Gardens.

The image of the boy was fun, he had run a little further away than he should have and his mother was calling with increasing frustration. The boy was calling back, "you must come to fern garden!" As I walked past him he was talking to himself, "you must come to the fern garden for it is my favourite!" I kid you not! :)











9 comments:

one little acorn said...

I love the gardens - such a beautiful place to visit and go for a walk. Nice pics Mal.

one little acorn said...

Do you know the difference between Botanic and Botanical gardens?

Malcolm said...

I know we discussed this. Something to do with the science of the plants involved? Maybe we could discuss it tomorrow while we wander through?

Luhlahh said...

I didn't know that there was a difference...
I love that pine cone!
How wierd is that kid! Do you think that he was quoting a children's movie or storybook?

Malcolm said...

I just looked up Botanic and Botanical and the both relate to science or study of plants... So I'm not sure if there is a difference now???

More research required...

Malcolm said...

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary (Beta Version)

botanic(al) gardens noun singular or plural

a public park for the growing of native and foreign plants

Ruby said...

I live in the desert so anything 'green' lasts for about 2 months during springtime. Love the colors~

Craig Peihopa said...

Missed your posting of late Malcolm. Great images. I am normally a cyber visitor that doesn't post, but I haven't seen any activity and thought it best to remind you that there are always people who visit here and like your style.

Cheers

Malcolm said...

Thanks Craig for the gentle reminder of why we do this... :)