Thursday, 5 February 2009

Sky Watch: Botanical Gardens, Cairns, Australia




1. A plane of Qantas high in the sky.
2, 3, 4, Lakes in the Botanical Gardens


 
 
 
 
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REFLECTIONS

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On my last day in Australia in 2007, my daughter, her children and I stayed at The Lakes Cairns Resort & Spa. We had a lovely walk in the Botanical Gardens, which was close to the holiday resort. We saw beautiful plants and flowers, but also geese and other water birds.

Sky Watch is hosted by Klaus, Sandy, Ivar, Wren, Fishing Guy & Louise
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50 comments:

Cynthia said...

I love the green soft water shots...what a relaxing place, Reader Wil. Thanks for sharing your photos.

George said...

I especially like the second and third pictures with the great reflection of the sky in the water.

jeannette stgermain said...

I love botanical gardens too, for the great views! Like especially the third pic because of the reflections in the water. I immediately thought, this would be a great place to paint. thanks for sharing

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Beautiful photos, Wil. The second one is especially lovely.

marina said...

What a beautiful place to visit! I wonder how many kinds of plants are growing there...!

Carletta said...

The reflections are wonderful!
Everything looks so green and lush. I bet it was a joy to stay nearby.

Photo Cache said...

Your photos are very sharp and clean.

Guy D said...

Beautiful shots of Australia, I love all the green.

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

VALKYRIEN said...

I can only say; I really really really wish I was there - now! Beautiful reflections! And warm, and green - and summer!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Sure looks beautiful! Botanical gardens are such great places to visit.

The Tile Lady said...

Wonderful Skywatch! I love these scenes of Australia--will look at the rest of your blog as I can and get caught up! I'm so behind with you all! Thanks so much for coming by my blog and commenting on Penny!

Marie

Babooshka said...

Those are sublime reflections. Just can't get enough of them. Something so relaxing.

Sylvia K said...

Every shot is just fabulous! Love the first one and the one with the reflections on the water. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!

kden said...

What beautiful shots. I love the still reflections of the clouds in the water.

imac said...

Wonderful post and reflections, pop and see mine.

Rottlady of the Ozarks said...

The reflections are just lovely. All of your shots are just so peaceful. Thanks

VALKYRIEN said...

Just a comment to your comment on my blog! Yes - I was high up in the air myself! The pictures are taken from my balcony! I have a fabulous view and can see all of Oslo! From a birds perspective! :)

vincibene said...

Beautiful shots! My favorite is the second picture. Great cloud reflection.

Barbara Martin said...

Wonderful photos of lush tropics and water reflections. Ah, the benefits of warm sunny days. Thanks for sharing these, Wil.

Kallen305 said...

Stunning pictures. The reflections of the sky on the water is fantastic.

Pacey said...

Wow what beautiful reflections of the sky on the water. This amazingly beautiful. Happy Skywatching.

Skies~

uncleawang said...

A beautiful gardens and nice view.Thanks for sharing and have a nice day.

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Beautiful tranquil photos. I so love Botanical Gardens!

Grammy said...

What an awesome photos. The water is so vivid in the 2nd one. I could almost jump in the photo.
Have a great week.
Grammy Lake of the Ozarks,
Missouri. USA

Old Lady Lincoln said...

More lovely photos that make you fell like it's springtime once again. I can only wish.

Cloudia said...

Paradise! aloha, Wil

Etje said...

Een mooie reeks foto's heb je geplaatst, kan niet beter zijn voor SWF.

Groetjes Etje

Smart Mouth Broad said...

These photos are beautiful, Reader Wil but what happened to the didgeridoo? I have two of them from a friend's trip to Austrailia.

Rune said...

Beautiful photos!

Michele said...

A very nice series of photos!! I can't believe how calm the water is in that second photo... just like glass and so that reflection is just perfect! Beautiful!!!

Hugs♥

Anne-Berit said...

This photos are all very beautiful,thank you for shearing.

Debbie @Like a Rose said...

It looks like a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing.

Darla said...

Wonderful photos, love the reflection of the sky in the water.

Pam said...

I love the way you captured the airplane flying so low in the sky. Great photos. Bravo;)

Sara G said...

WOW, beautiful photo's!!
Happy SWF!!

Middle Ditch said...

Gorgeous.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Just looking at those pictures has warmed me up a bit reader wil.

antigoni said...

Beautiful lake. Great photos.

Brenda said...

I love love love your header photo! I would love to be there right now. Thanks for showing off your lovely pics!

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Great reflections you captured.

Miss_Yves said...

Un ciel plus bleu , plus calme que nos (beaux)ciels gris et nuageux de l'ouest et du nord !

After Delphinium's comment, I added two links towards a painting of Magritte, because my own photo reminded of me "L'Empire des lumières"

John said...

Beautiful shots!

Happy weekend.

Marja said...

Oh I so love botanical gardens. I always visit them here in every city I come. These pictures are beautiful and I love the lake
groetjes, marja

Naturegirl said...

Beautiful images to look at while my world is covered in icy snow!

Robert V. Sobczak said...

That looks like a good place to vacation during the winter. Although I must admit my circadian rhythms get messed up living down here in Florida ... there is a side of me that misses the snow.

Lawstude said...

tranquility could not even describe the beauty of your lake shots.

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chanpheng said...

Beautiful photos. I'd like to have a vacation somewhere similar.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

simply beautiful shots...the sky and trees reflected in the water...love them.
have a great weekend.

erin

Janice Thomson said...

Excellent photos Wil of this beautiful country. Love those reflections and lush greenery.

joicy said...

A beautiful gardens and nice view.Thanks for sharing and have a nice day.
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