Sunday, 19 October 2008

ABC Wednesday, N for Nature's Powerhouse

There was an exhibition of the silk painter Waratah Nicholls, when I was in the Nature's Powerhouse





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Surrounded by the Botanic Gardens of Cooktown lies the Nature's Powerhouse. A place where you can get information about the plants and trees that the gardens house. The building has a permanent exhibition of paintings. There's also an exhibition of snakes, which is very interesting. We can buy souvenirs, t-shirts, books and informative games for children. On the verandah we can have coffee, tea, other drinks and a wonderful lunch. This is also the place where we meet friends. Here my daughter and I met one of the elders of the Guugu Yimithirr tribe.






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Thanks to Mrs. Nesbitt, who has hosted this ABC game for the third round to the letter N for ABC Wednesday. For more ABC posts click on ABC picture in my side bar.Join us in this wonderful meme! BTW this is the bookshop.

32 comments:

marina said...

Beautiful photos of nature! So rich germination

antigoni said...

What a beautiful place! I'm sure you had great time there.

photowannabe said...

This looks like a wonderful place to visit and I'm sure the children learn so much.

RuneE said...

Nature power indeed - I wouldn't mind having the painting behind the artist on my wall!

ArneA said...

The only place I have visited in Australia is Sydney (several times) when working in Asia Pacific. Had good friends at Cairns and believe this place is north from there.
Nature is a good choice.

richies said...

Looks like a lovely place to visit. Thanks for the great post.

An Arkie's Musings

ChrisC and JonJ said...

What a neat place to visit.I really like the picture of the orchid.

Rinkly Rimes said...

How wonderful, to read a Blog from such a different part of my country! I am 'yer typical White Australian' (born in England, but my grandson is part-Aboriginal.

Rambling Woods said...

I love the photos and I used Nature too...ABC Letter N

Liz said...

What a beautiful place. And what a great name for it!

babooshka said...

What a wonderful idea for the N. Nature really is a tour de force as you have shwon.

Rebeckah said...

I love your pictures like always : ). Nature's Powerhouse would be a fun place to visit. I hope you have a wonderful week that is filled with blessings!

Janice Thomson said...

Gosh these were just beautiful Wil. You must have taken hundreds of photos to supply us with with such a diverse series.

leslie said...

Oh man! I'm sure glad you didn't post any pictures of the snakes! I had to creep down very slowly to make sure - it's a phobia! But what you've posted is incredible - what an awesome place to visit. I'd just bypass the "you-know-what's" - *heh*

Bear Naked said...

Nature's Powerhouse lokks like an ideal place for not only adults but children also.
Just lovely.

Bear((( )))

Pretty Prats said...

Thanks for sharing these lovely pics !!! i love nature pics :)

naturglede said...

Realy greate photoes.Love the flowerpicture:)

DeeJay said...

Looks like a great day out especially for the kids

Suburbia said...

Beautiful plant photos........ beautiful children too:)

richies said...

Reader Wil
You had asked about the sign for Queen Wilhelmina Lodge on my blog. The lodge was indeed named after Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands. The first Queen Wilhelmina Lodge was built in the 1890's.

The beginning of this lodge high atop Arkansas's second highest mountain is rooted in the 1890s when railroad expansion was big business in this country.

During the routing of the tracks through the valleys of the rugged Ouachitas, a flat area near the top of 2681-foot Rich Mountain was discovered. This windswept, mountaintop location was brought to the attention of the investors of the KCP&G, many of whom were Dutch, as a site to build a resort retreat featuring a grand hostelry to entice railroad patrons to travel the rails.

Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands was to be crowned in September 1898. To honor the young Queen of the Netherlands, the magnificent structure was called "Wilhelmina Inn." A suite of rooms was located in the southeast corner of the second floor and named for the Wilhelmina in the vain hope she would visit.

Elizabeth said...

What beautiful places you take us to dear Wil
I'm amazed we have got to N already, I'd better get busy!

Aileni said...

An absorbing place to visit.
We are big Wyndham fans, D'star and I.

Denise said...

Thank you for taking us on such a lovely tour. Beautiful photography.

Louis la Vache said...

Natural choice for "N"-Wednesday!

mannanan said...

What a most fantastic place to visit and of course learn things. Great photos as well, Thanks for posting.

Dragonstar said...

Fascinating! I love the photos.

ellen b said...

This looks like a very interesting place to visit! Nice photos!

nonizamboni said...

Such an interesting post for today! I especially loved the second photo of the children---this looks like paradise to me.
Thanks for sharing.
Happy Wednesday!

Chandramoon said...

Great pics!

Kim from Hiraeth said...

You make this a very tempting location! Art, nature, conversation, and a BOOK STORE!!

: )

Doesn't get any better than that!

raccoonlover1963 said...

Hi Wil. Great pics. The flowers are beautiful!
I knew a Mrs. Nesbitt. She was our music teacher in grade school until I was in 3rd or 4th grade when she retired and Mrs. Steger took over.
Have a great week.
Lisa

TSannie said...

(Well, I should have read your "about me" section before I commented on your Holland post. I now see that you don't live in Holland but The Netherlands. What an fascinating-sounding you have lived!)

Great subject for our N week - Australia is another place I want to see. And Nature's Powerhouse looks like a worthwhile stop.