Sunday Selections # 108

Welcome back to Sunday Selections!

This once-a- week-meme was originally begun by Kim of Frog Ponds Rock, as a way to showcase some of the many photos we all take, but don't get around to showing on our blogs.

The rules are very simple:-
1. post photos of your choice, old or new, under the Sunday Selections title
2. link back to me, River, somewhere in your post
3. leave me a comment so that I know you've joined in and can come over and see what you've posted.

Then visit The Elephant's Child to see what she has posted. 

I usually go with a theme for my Sunday Selections and this week I'm continuing with some photos of the Botanic Gardens. 

I'm not sure what this bloom is, it is inside the Amazon Lily glasshouse.

 a pink and a white Crepe Myrtle, these are blooming in many other parts of Adelaide too.
On streets and in gardens.

a fallen Lotus petal, caught in the leaves.

a brand new Lotus leaf, not yet unfurled.

part of the water feature that runs through another section of the Garden.

looking through one of the many Wisteria tunnels scattered throughout the Garden.
Sitting on the seats and watching the bees when the flowers are blooming is quite restful.
(not recommended if you are allergic to bee stings)


  1. Thank you. Lots. I am loving your Botanic Garden series. I am allergic to bee stings but would still love to sit in that wisteria tunnel (staying very still) in spring. I wonder how old it is. Do you know?

  2. I am deathly allergic to bee stings, but watching them working the flowers is fascinating! My rule is just don't disturb them.

  3. More than one wisteria tunnel? Wonderful.

  4. Lovely pictures. I bet that wisteria tunnel is a welcome change with it's cool underbelly on such a hot summer day.

  5. LOVE your lotus shots!! AND the strong lines of the water feature!! Adelaide's Botanic Gardens have so many interesting features it's hard to keep up!

  6. The Crepe Myrtles are blooming in Melbourne and are an intense colour which I've been told means more dry and hot weather. Damn.

  7. Elephant's Child; I have no idea how old it is, the trunks of the vines are not gnarled as they would be if very old, but it isn't a baby either. There are several such tunnels throughout the gardens in different stages of growth.

    Joanne Noragon; not disturbing them is the best option. I used to worry about my daughter's FIL who is also deathly allergic, yet managed a thriving veg. patch and fruit orchard.

    Andrew; quite a few in fact scattered throughout the gardens. You should visit there with your camera the next time you are in Adelaide.

    Manzanita; It is a nice place to sit and if the hot wind is blowing through, you just wander off and find another with a different aspect.

    Red Nomad; I've often gone there to get a photo of one particular thing and left hours later with two depleted batteries.

  8. JahTeh; I was on the phone with my brother in Freemantle last night and he said there is plenty of hot weather over there, so it's coming our way, but there are a couple of cooler days spaced between so we get a breather at least. I love the newer crepe myrtles that were bred to be rust resistant, the flowers are a deeper red and quite lovely.

  9. I miss wandering around the park, sadly Im no longer able to walk that far and they wont allow me to ride the Yamaha around in there...spoilsports.
    Great shots

  10. Tempo; you could ride a pushbike instead?

  11. I love the wisteria tunnel! Have always wanted wisteria at my home. I planted some in Texas and was there long enough to see them bloom once... then moved. :( I love also the water feature! Beautiful!

  12. Cindi; I once moved into a house that had wisteria hanging all over the quite large front porch. We put the old couch out there and the kids made it their own "hang with friends" spot.


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