Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Kings Park Spring Festival 2011

After the stormy day we had yesterday, I woke up to a sunny day. Because I had the day off, I thought it would be a great idea to visit the Kings Park Spring Festival.
As per my previous post about this festival held every year in September, the last day was today, so I called two friends and the three of us went to Kings Park. We had a wonderful day, the park was full of school kids on a day out, the wildflowers were beautiful, the colours amazing, the birds, the ducks and ducklings, the soft green grass, ...all added up to 70 photos in a couple of hours!!
Western Australia is the state with the greatest percentage of wildflowers in Australia, with over 12,000 species, 60% of which are not found anywhere else in the world!

View from the Botanic Gardens to the city across the River Swan

 Grass tree
Can you spot the bee?

Boab Tree that was transported 3200km from the North of WA to Kings Park
As well as flowers, there was Aboriginal music and dance too...
A variety of wild flowers
The little duckling in the bottom picture had a hard time jumping from the water to join his Mom, but he made it!
Vast expansions of grass and lots of school kids on a day out.
A lot of tree have these plaques honouring soldiers who died in the various wars.
Synergy Park - a Kids paradise -- lake, barbecue facilities, climbing frames, gigantic pre-historic animals in wood


  1. Wow, thanks for this small dose of Austrailia. I've never been, but oh how I would love to go. xo, Cristi

  2. Thanks Cristi, it is a beautiful part of the world! Thanks for visiting.

  3. Love the plant and animal life in your pictures. The ducks! So cute.

  4. I loved watching the tiny duckling trying to climb from the pond to join him mother. After many tries he managed. I tried grabbing him, but he would just kick his legs and run in the opposite direction. I wish I had filmed it, it was cute.


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