Friday, 17 April 2015

Punchbowl, Launceston. Tasmania.

The Punchbowl is just a few klm from home.  It's a great area for family picnics, with gas barbecues, swings and things for the children, along with a big pond and a large grassed area for cricket and football, even soccer, table and chairs to sit on.


Took one of the grandchildren there this week and these are some of the things we saw.


A few of the ducks which we are permitted to feed with bread.








A worker cleaning the fallen autumn leaves.







26 comments:

  1. Such a lovely, peaceful place to take your grandchildren. I love the name.

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    1. 'Tis peaceful. Don't know where the name comes from, it's different.

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    1. Ideal place for children. There is a fence + gates so the children don't run out into the carpark.

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  3. You seem to have plenty of nice parks not too far away from you. This one looks great.

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    1. We have quite a few parks and most are not far from where I live. I live about 6klm from the centre of the city, about a 10 to 15 minute drive.

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  4. Quite a lovely peaceful area!
    What would be the use of putting a sign up in
    a picnic area saying: "Do not feed the Ducks".?

    I think areas where these wild and domesticated ducks
    are in parks - World Wide - people seem to automatically throw
    tit-bits to ducks on water! Signs in respect of feeding ducks are
    useless.
    ( However I most vigorously support signs that say "DO NOT FEED THE IBIS".)

    Again on this Tasmanian cleanliness - I have yet to see on any and
    I have gone back a long way in your previous reports - one scrap of
    rubbish, one bloody filthy MacDonalds container, one discarded bottle
    etc on any Tasmanian town photo!
    Cheers
    Colin

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    1. No point in putting a sign up :)
      Well those Ibis are a different matter!

      That is lovely of you to go back into the previous posts of mine to view and see....I think most people put rubbish in the bins provided.

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  5. Such beautiful photos. It seems all grandchildren love to feed ducks. The weather looks perfect for being outdoors.

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    1. Thanks. We are still having lovely days with no rain as yet, ground is very dry.

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  6. The changing colour of the leaves make beautiful shots.

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    1. Yes that's true, but most have been planted and not natives of our country..

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  7. you are fortunate to live in such a lovely part of australia. great photos as usual. it's always enjoyable to visit your blog :)

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    1. Thanks :) i appreciate you coming and commenting.

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    1. 'Tis lovely to sit there and listen to the birds and the children at play.

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  9. What a lovely and relaxing spot. Autumn can be a lovely time of year with the leaf colours.

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    1. The colours of autumn are indeed good but most of those trees the produce those autumn shades are not natives of Tasmania...

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