A beautiful Sunday in Sydney and it was time to go for a walk in the Botanic Gardens. They are right on the edge of the Harbour next to the Opera House and certainly a perfect place for inspiration.
This was a display of Ikebana - the traditional art of flower arranging which had been assembled out of bamboo and palm husks. It was going to be pulled down at the end of the day. This is definitely a wonderful variation of the art form.
We weren't the only ones having a walk in the sunshine. We followed her to the lake and watched as the mother jumped in and then straight out. She then took her brood on another trek. Maybe it was too cold for the little ones.
The Botanic Gardens are having great trouble with the fruit bats who fill many of the trees. The smell warned you of their presence well before you see them.
This tree is so old that its trunk is hollow. They have had to fence it off in case of the branches drop on someone.