Thursday, June 14

More from Australia



I think my daughter is as fascinated by rocks as I am. I believe all these pics were taken in or near Sydney, like the first ones I posted.


Banyan trees. I love to see the aerial roots, reaching down to the ground. I saw some of these trees in Hawaii; the largest one was surprising in that you could walk between the roots.


Bondi Beach - where surfers gather.



A charming cottage, and one where we would not expect to see a palm towering
over it!


More rocks!




The layers in this stratified rock are fun to study (for me, at least). They tell a story about the age and history of the rocks. I wish I knew how to decipher it.

29 comments:

Bibi said...

I'm going to have to visit Australia one day. Keep seeing great pix and hearing so much about it ... thanks for sharing.

Carmi said...

Hi Judy. As I look at these amazing pictures, I keep thinking that your daughter has inherited your laser-sharp sense of composition from you. She sees things that most people don't, and that comes through loud and clear in her photos.

I love them all. If you've got more of 'em, I'm all eyes.

Joy Des Jardins said...

Some really beautiful pictures Judy. I've always heard how gorgeous Australia is.

srp said...

And is she there on business or pleasure? Either one it looks like a lot of fun!

'B' said...

Hi Judy,
I am afraid most of these ones, I can't help with other than to say they look as though they are along South HEad. Coming into Sydney Harbour from the sea, you have to go through these heads (Nth and Sth).
You have mentioned Bondi Beach, the avenue of trees (which are a form of Melaluca or Tea Tree/Paper Bark) i would think is nearby to Bondi, Coogee perhaps...
They are lovely photos too by the way.
Currently sitting in my office, looking out at the rain, and have listened to the Dali Lama gve his speech, his is off blessing/planting a tree in here at work, and now there is a concert happening. Oh the joys of working where I do...
Cheers
Bernie
Oh, how is the hand going???

mar said...

Amazing pictures, love those trees (and the rocks,too!)
A friend of mine was shortly in Melbourne this week so at least I got to chat with someone being there thanks to the internet!

ET said...

Your daughter is a very good photographer. She knows how to capture beautiful scenes.

Bob-kat said...

I love the shots of the ocean, I miss not living next to it! Very nice pics of a place I would love to visit!

Hope your hand is healing well.

panthergirl said...

Gorgeous photos! I love Banyon trees too. The big one you're referring to (I think) is in the town of Lahaina on Maui. It's the centerpiece of town and just amazing!

'B' said...

Hi again,
On closer inspection, for some reason the 'link to open image' didn't want to work when I was at work so I have opened it here at home...
The trees are NOT Melauca as I said earlier, but a Ficus spp, most likely F. regina... Ficus are know to have the 'aerial roots' as displayed in that image.
Are these what you and Panther was saying might be Banyon tree perhaps?
In Australia, they are known as Ficus (or Fig Trees) and are very prone to Psyllid attack which makes them suffer leaf drop, and weep a very sticky sap... Very NASTY indeed...
Cheers
Bernie

sage said...

the cottage looks like someone was trying to recreate a bit of Merry Ole England down under. thanks for sharing your daughter's pics

surcie said...

Okay, I'm ready to go! Great photos.

LFM said...

fine fotos

utenzi said...

That looks just wonderful, Judy. For nearly half my life I've wanted to go visit Australia. Maybe someday...

barbie2be said...

those are great shots! i have always wanted to visit Australia.

Michele sent me this time.

Mr. Althouse said...

These are awesome shots, Judy - not your typical tourist snapshots, that's for sure. They sure make me want to go there.

mike

Blitz Krieg said...

I love that cottage shot. I always wanted a house like that.

Shephard said...

I love that cottage. Absolutely love it.
~S

Shephard said...

On closer inspection.... that palm is called a Traveler's Palm. I'd never seen one until I went to Hawaii. :)
~S

Raggedy said...

What woneful pitures!
I wuld luv to visrut oz...
Have a wonderful day!
*^_^
(=':'=) hugs
(")_ (")Š from
the Cool Raggedy one

Seamus said...

Wonderful visuals!!! I look at those rock formations and all I want to do is climb them!

Hiya!!!!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

These are such wonderful pictures Judy...It makes one want to go to Australia and see it "in person"...I too love Banyon Tres...they are so wonderfully sculptural, aren't they?

AC said...

That cottage is right up my dream alley.

Moogie said...

These are wonderful photos. I think the last one is probably my favorite. I've always wanted to visit Australia and it seems as if it is as beautiful as I'd imagined.

rosemary said...

Really lovely pics...We lived in Alta Loma in Calif. It was a part of Etiwanda with a fancy name. The entire area where our housing track was built was filled with old Banyans....which the developer cut down but named our street Banyan...nice of him. When we saw pics of the area pre house we almost fainted at the loss of those old trees....of course this was after we bought the place.

I'll say it is a contusion.

As for pools; never had one, can't swim, don't miss one.

Maverick Moon said...

What gorgeous pictures! I love the trees, and the cottage, and the cliff...oh I liked them all! Hope you are doing well, thanks for sharing these!

Peter said...

Hi Judy, more expert opinion... the trees are fig trees, possibly Moreton Bay Fig, the cottage is the fully restored home of an early Governor... maybe Gov Macquarie? The last two are of thhe Sydney Heads, the entrance to Sydney harbour from the sea.
Lovely shots.

Sonia A. Mascaro said...

Great photos, Judy! Congratulations to your daughter!The rock and ocean pic is stunning!

I just dropping by to know if your hand is heal! I hope so!

Have a good Sunday!

Badaunt said...

Great photos!

I once spent two weeks staying with a friend on Bondi Beach, so that one looks very familiar to me. I'm fairly sure her apartment is in your picture. There's the big white one with the red roof, at the far end of the beach, and next to that a smaller, older one with a red roof. I THINK that is her apartment building.

It's not a very fancy apartment, but it's a fabulous area and a gorgeous place to stay!