Yes, I have been travelling again. And I’ll tell you about some of my travels, beginning with the new header. This is a view, looking west along Asling’s Beach in Eden, NSW.
But before I got to Eden (oh, go and look at a map…) I spent a couple of days in Brisbane with an old friend …
We were neighbours when The Man and I rented the house next door to her. She was a keen gardener and our many trips to garden centres, garden parties and gardening discussions probably saved my sanity. There were other things…ginger beer, bread-making various kitchen experiments come to mind
Brisbane seems hell-bent on becoming like Los Angeles…traffic is appalling, it’s often smoggy and buildings are getting taller.
But there is a good bus service operating from (relatively) close to where my friend now lives. So we parked the car, hopped on a bus and went to Brisbane City Centre. First stop was a concert, put on by the Council for old folk. I think they banked on the fact that most old people are deaf! The sound levels were waaay off the scale and the featured singer screeched. We left after a couple of “songs” and wandered off in the direction of Southbank.
And half way down a main street, H. showed me a Thunbergia mysorensis – alongside some delphiniums, which I thought surprising! It’s native to the tropical parts of India and ought to do well here, but I’ve never seen one locally. Maybe I should address that …
On to Southbank, site of Expo, 1988. Today, a lovely place to wander or cycle or even run, if you’re that way inclined. Huge trees along the river and garden areas with some seating. And it’s the permanent home now of the giant Ferris wheel. Why the numeral 7 in the hub? I’m guessing that Channel 7 tv is a major sponsor.
We passed an elderly man (Chinese, I think) squatting beside the river with a fishing pole. No reel, just a fixed line and old, practised hands gently manipulating it.
I’ll leave you with one of the popular areas of the old Roma Street rail yards. A display, beside a pond, of Brugmansias.
I’ll be back, maybe tomorrow, maybe later, with more “eye candy.” What’s that you say? I haven’t posted anything funny? Oh, alright. Just as a special treat for loyal readers…