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

Retirement suits me well. I spend much of my time out making pictures, or at home organizing and refining my pictures. This blog provides me with a platform from which I can indulge my passion for improving my photography and at the same time analyze my thoughts about what I have seen, where I have been and what is happening in my life. My images set out to be honest, but that does not mean I have not adjusted them. I use software to display what I saw though the viewfinder to best advantage. My preference is for landscape and nature, and is mostly centred around my hometown of Wellington, New Zealand.
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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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