Winter Outings – Mount Coot-tha botanical gardens

Mount Coot-tha botanical gardens, again. It seems we have been here almost every visit to Brisbane over the last few years. We have done a fair bit of exploring around the Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast areas. The usual sights and sounds that tourists do, the wheel, the Brisbane sign, the river, the city beach, the stores and bridges (loved Story Bridge lit up at night, but sadly I did not bring my wide-angle, we ate so much at my daughter’s birthday dinner we did not quite get back out that night to shoot it again…next trip). We actually visited and covered a lot of ground and have done the theme parks, many National Parks (true not all of them yet). But this trip was just to relax. So after a sleep in we decided to visit the gardens armed ONLY with a macro lens.

Brisbane has two gardens, this is my favourite, though it was still Winter here there were not many blooms, still too cold (by Queensland’s standards), but just beautiful for us. We meandered through some not all, stopped at my favourite, the Japanese Gardens, and then by the lake. Spotted a water monitor (lizard) and a kookaburra enjoying the sunshine as well.

We had a lovely coffee and ice-cream to top off the morning, a lovely stroll and fresh air and sunshine, what more could you ask for.

~ Julz

Pics from Sept 2018

Pics from Jan 2018