Monday, 28 November 2016

At the Caravan Park in Ayr, Qld.

Stayed at Ayr in Q'ld at the Council Caravan Park for a couple of nights before heading further north.
The weather wasn't the best but at least it wasn't cold for winter, by now we are in summer clothing, the temperature was 18 deg C one day and 29 deg C the next. Ok for winter.

On the way to Ayr there were many Cane fields. This photo was taken whilst the vehicle was moving and my phone was used.



A map from Tasmania, Australia to Ayr in Q'ld and it gives some idea how far we are from home. We went a little more inland in places on this map thus making the mileage further.


Upon arriving and after settling in I wandered off to take some photos inside the park itself.


Know to me as the 'Flame Tree' and it's prominent in many places in the north, stands out amid the other trees.


Very old type of ficus roots.


A common flower to see also, a Hibiscus.


Can't recall the name of this one.  Recall it's grown inside in Tasmania.


These two are also grown inside in Tasmania - but of course indoor plants are not popular at this time and haven't been for several years.


43 comments:

  1. They are flowers of such beautiful colors, that it makes the sight happy to whom it beholds.

    Kisses

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  2. Nice photos as usual, never been that far up in Queensland would love to go though one day

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    1. One day you might, it's very different country up that way, and it changes as you drive along.

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  3. Wow, you have really done some traveling.
    Loved the flowering bushes pics. Beautiful!
    Why aren't indoor flowers popular right now?

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    1. It's a long way up there and not yet reach the destination either, then we had to drive all the way back a different way we chose....nice to be home after all that travelling.

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    2. Forgot to answer 'indoor plants' question...
      have no idea why they are not popular these days down here - just not trendy I guess.

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  4. That's a great shot you have of the cane fields, even taken moving with the phone. It plays to the "rule of thirds" well.

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    1. Think I was lucky to manage the rule of thirds.
      My new phone which I didn't have when taking the above photo has an excellent camera on the move, nothing seems to come out blurred when taking a photo on the move.

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  5. You must have a been traveling very well, beautiful flowers as well.

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    1. Usually travel well when we travel Bob, always something to see and grateful that we can actually see it.

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  6. Great place to visit! I admire the beautiful hibiscus !
    Greetings

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    1. Pretty is that hibiscus and it always seems to be in that colour too.

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    1. Was good to see a bit of colour at the Caravan Park, not many places on the way up had such nice colour.

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  8. Things become tropical pretty quickly... Lovely.

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    1. Yes they did Bill. At Rockhampton which is in the Tropic of Capricon is when it's really noticeable.

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  9. Lots of lovely flowers Margaret - I could do with some of that warmth as we move from November into December.

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    1. Oh Rosemary, it's hard to go into Winter from summer, even I have trouble with that down here...sending warm wishes :)

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  10. Hello from Idaho and came in from Andrew. Love all the plants it so colorful.
    If you find the time stop in for cup of coffee.

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    1. Hello Dora,
      Welcome and yes I will come over for a coffee and read your blog - thanks for the invite.

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  11. Wondrous pictures you brought back to us, Thank you

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    1. You are welcome...it helps us all learn about Australia.

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  12. In the words of Graeme Connors..."A little further north each year..." How I love that song. How I love the whole album..."Cane Fields Burning", "Mango Shade" etc. I almost wore it out! :)

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    1. Goodness me, never heard of Graeme but listening now, he's rather good and I read where he has written hit songs for the late John Denver, Slim Dusty and Jon English....wow!

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  13. So gorgeous! I want to go to Australia so bad.

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  14. Oh My goodness! Would you look at the size of that croton! Makes me want to move to Queensland again. Almost. I'll probably try growing some in pots instead.

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    1. Good luck with growing the Croton - it certainly is a healthy one.

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  15. Lovely flowers and so huge, and the ficus roots are wonderful.
    i like your first photo a lot.
    You had a long long trip.
    ugs

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    1. It was a long drive but that's Australia. For winter warmth we have to go far.

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  16. Plants are really intetesting what a pity we do not have them here

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    1. I'm sure you have beautiful plants in Poland that we don't have here in Australia.

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  17. Lovely photo's - especially the very colourful flowers.

    All the best Jan

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  18. When I see those cane fields it reminds me of the problem Queensland has with introduced Cane Toads; imported to solve one problem and created scores more. Why don't we learn and stop messing with nature?

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    1. Cane Toads - you know as many times as I have visited Queensland, only ever seen one cane toad. They are indeed a pest and travel further south and west as time goes by causing problems.
      I really don't know why humans have to interfere with nature, nature usually takes care of itself in the end.

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