Thursday, 27 September 2012

Travelling in New South Wales, Australia

Half way through our trip to visit friends and family, Jen & I have spent a few days in Orange, enjoying cold nights and delightfully sunny days. Spring in Orange and surrounding areas means magnificent gardens, and the cameras were snapping wildly as one fabulous vista followed another. The garden of our hosts follows. First Australia's marvellous Snowy River Wattle (Acacia boormanii),


a grove of Silver Birches underplanted with daffodils,



hedged Magnolia,


Camellias,


hedges of Photinia (red) and Camellias (green) for wind breaks.


We also went to the Japanese Gardens at nearby Cowra, where the cameras were again whirring. Here are just a few vistas.

















Coming from the NSW Central Coast as I do, our winters are just not cold enough to support ornamental blossom trees such as these. Camellias and Wisteria do well but most of the plants in Orange and Cowra here like a chilly winter. Today we are in Western NSW at Dubbo and tomorrow go on to Trangie, on the edge of the Far West. Hotter, drier, very, very different.

Location:Dubbo NSW

6 comments:

  1. I worked in Orange for many years and have often visited the Japanese Gardens at Cowra. How beautiful both places are at this season. Thank you so much.

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    1. Yes, EC, Orange, Cowra, Canowindra are so beautiful right now. I'd like to live out this way if it wasn't for the cold, but I can't imagine leaving the coast.

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  2. You are having a glorious Spring trip, so much beauty there! We are in Autumn and the countryside is a different kind of lovely. I enjoyed this 'message from Spring' :)

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    1. Thank you Ersi! It is beautiful but spring only lasted here on the coast a couple of weeks and now it is hot. 31 today! And very dry.

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  3. Simply beautiful!! Reading this post reminds me how wonderful a place this Earth is! You all are moving into Spring while we are slowly going into Fall. Both seasons are quite beautiful...aren't they!

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  4. Dave, you're right, this is a beautiful world. We are rapidly going into summer, hot and dry, but wonderful.

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