Hello Faisal,We have always held the belief that trees are the purest form of gardening. And, how wonderful these ancient specimens are.Your photographs capture beautifully the delicate tracery of the branches against the sky and the ballet dancer grace of their trunks. What a joy to be able to wander amongst them without any disturbance. As you say, a view to live for.It is rather sad that. The architecture of the new buildings could not have been accommodated within the landscape more sympathetically. It does jar on the eye. Still, if one is on the inside looking out......well, that is a different perspective entirely!
Hello Jane and Lance, I'd happily have a garden of trees and grass: something to wander in, without any of the work! A shame, yes, about the monster building looming over all. I'd have thought something more subtle would have been the go. The staff of the hospital seem to be the ones using the park more than anyone else, so for their sakes alone, the respite would be beneficial.
while in the grampians i got to spend some time with the trees. not much, but despite being so different from our trees, they were still and always trees. magnificent!
Yes, the Grampians are a special place. I've climbed almost to the top of Mount Sturgeon. So good, to me, to be able to get to somewhere where human presence is undetectable.
I do hope my eucalypts grow into beautiful old specimens. At the moment they are so vigorous and tall, I fight to stop them toppling over. Dave
I hope your Eucalypts make it, Dave. Is the wet soil a problem? I get some growing way too thin and tall here all depending on climate/soil, etc. Is it a snow gum you've got, you once said? ( which should be able to cope with England! )
Faisal, what beautiful trees! Such a delight to be able to wander amongst them. Yes, the hospital building is out of place but as you say, the staff have a wonderful place to go to relax. We have had to de-limb a bit in our garden and I'm only just getting used to its much safer but it does make me sad. However, I'm now able to plant things in what was full shade and is now dappled so there is an upside. Happy Easter, Carol
lovely pics of a lovely place. Sorry to be a downer, but I kept thinking of how things are going to change when - presumably it'll happen in spite of the opposition to it - the new road will be built.