August 28, 2014 … weather or not

Brisbane is every bit as fickle as Wellington.

River

Beautiful cloudscape over Brisbane

We caught the train to the city and walked across the Kurilpa Bridge to Southbank. The view down the river was just splendid. After a bit of a wander we found a very nice Japanese restaurant and enjoyed lunch in the open air.

upstream

Looking North from the Goodwill Bridge, the weather had changed its demeanour in the space of about 90 minutes

We continued up the Bougainvillea walkway to the Goodwill Bridge and crossed back to the other side. I enjoyed a stroll through the grounds of Queensland University of Technology at Gardens Point, having enjoyed several weeks in residence there during a sabbatical while I was still employed. The view to the North as we crossed the bridge should have warned us of an impending change in the weather.

Fig

The Moreton Bay Fig

In the botanical gardens there are some magnificent examples of the Moreton Bay Fig tree.

reptile

Eastern Water Dragon basking

At the duck pond near the exit to the city we encountered some of the Eastern water dragons that abound around Brisbane. This particularly fine specimen was unperturbed when I lay down near him to meet him eye to eye. We caught the train and arrived back at Bald Hills in the midst of a lively thunderstorm and had to scramble to rescue a very large load of washing from the clothes line.

That’s enough for today.

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About wysiwygpurple

I am a family man, a passionate amateur photographer and a retired academic . What's the purpose of this blog? Well in the first instance it provides me with a platform from which to resume writing, an activity I greatly enjoy. What will the blog be about? Anything that takes my fancy but it is likely to arise from things I see and experience, in my family, in my travels, or anything else I feel like. Each daily post will contain one or more images made the previous day. Sometimes the image will illustrate the points made in the prose, and sometimes the prose will attempt to interpret the image. What kind of images will they be? Always safe for work and family. Usually they will be representational, and sometimes they will be impressionistic or experimental.
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One Response to August 28, 2014 … weather or not

  1. Sticky says:

    Pity about the weather this week, its not usually this fickle. The tree in the gardens is a Banyan Fig, not a Moreton Bay. Love your photos, wish I had your talent especially in bird photography.

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