365 Days – Day 13

Creation is always happening. Every time an individual has a thought, or a prolonged chronic way of thinking, they’re in the creation process. Something is going to manifest out of those thoughts.

– Michael Bernard Beckwith 

Jacaranda tree

O Yes! Its this time of the year when all photographers woke up early morning to find the best “untouched” spot for Jacaranda photo!

The jacaranda—Jacaranda mimosifolia—is a large tree which is native to Brazil and which commonly grows throughout the southern United States, Australia, and in many other warm, humid climates.

Jacarandas are perhaps best known for producing a beautiful display of bright purple or blue flowers in the spring.
Many Australians do not realize the jacaranda is not a native tree because, especially in Sydney, jacaranda trees grow in abundance along city streets.

The season runs from mid-October, and peaks in mid-November as summer really starts to roll in.
Many of Perth’s older ‘burbs are lined with Jacaranda trees – some of the best are in Applecross and Mount Pleasant near Canning Highway, Subiaco, Nedlands and Peppermint Grove in the western suburbs and Mount Lawley and Inglewood, just north of Perth City; Burswood and Victoria Park just east of the city.

All my photos where taken in Pearsall, Hyde Park, North Perth.

Bells Rapids

"Even if you cover the whole world with darkness, you can never stop the sun from rising"

Photos taken at
Bells Rapids, WA

The scenic Bells Rapids walk trail enjoys views of both countryside and coastal plains on this unique circuit. Bells Rapids is known for being one of the best vantage points on the Swan River for the Avon Descent event, with its majestic boulders and rushing waters in the winter. Bells Rapids is also the habitat of the beautiful Grey Kangaroo which can be seen in abundance at certain times of the year.

More information: https://www.swan.wa.gov.au/Parks-recreation/Bells-Rapids

Kings Park and Botanic Garden – WA

This is where our adventure started. Shortly after we had landed in Western Australia in 2013, my husband’s brother drove us to Kings Park. Kings Park is one of the world’s largest and most beautiful inner city parks. To be honest, we did not see much. It was late winter afternoon, so the darkness surrounded whole area. However for us, it was the most incredible view of the city ever.

When I look back on the photo taken on that day, it was completely dark. You can think, once it gets dark in a city, the artificial lights come on and create the opportunity for some stunning shots. This is wrong. During the weekends most of building lights are off in Perth.

Kings Park – city view – 22 June 2013
Kings Park – sunrise – 2018

About WA Botanic Garden*

Perched high on the Mt Eliza scarp in the heart of Kings Park, the Western Australian Botanic Garden is a sweeping 17 hectares of stunning garden displays, featuring striking species from around the state.

Since its opening in 1965, the focus of its collections has been the cultivation and display of Western Australian flora, now displaying around 3,000 of WA’s 12,000 species of native flora.

Offering beautiful river and city views, the WA Botanic Garden has the largest display of Western Australian flora in the world, many of which occur naturally nowhere else on earth.

Botanic garden is free to enter and is open 24 hours a day. The WA Botanic Garden is a popular venue for family picnics, live music, education programs and the Kings Park Festival which attracts more than half a million visitors each September.


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