Saturday, 4 May 2019

St. Peters Pass, Tasmania

St. Peters Pass on the Midland Highway is about halfway to Hobart and a good place for a rest as their are loos there.
Once St. Peters Pass was notorious for gay men meetings back in the 80's and 90's, but I don't think it is now, well not that we have seen.
On our March trip we stopped for a well earned rest and had a walk about.
The topiaries are taking shape and the last one is a Tasmanian Devil.











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  1. That bush is probably the closest I will ever come to seeing a Tasmanian Devil!

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    1. Oh dear, that's a shame but you didn't come to see the Devil's :)

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  2. Beautiful fairy-tale shapes, you must be able to grow and prune. I admire

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    1. Someone take care of the topiaries which is good, as they grow they will become much thicker and look more like what they are supposed to represent.

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  3. That poor little Tasmanian Devil bush is looking in rather poor shape just like they are in real life. Let's hope that they soon find a cure for the cancerous facial tumours that they are suffering from, it would be such a terrible tragedy if they were to become extinct.

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    1. I reckon he's a fairly new one and will do much better when he grows.
      The tumour seems to haved subsided for the moment thank goodness, precautions have been taken with devils with no tumour cells places on Maria Island on our east coast, some have been taken to zoo's where they are cared for, some send over the water to various quarantined places - so you can see a lot is being done.

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    1. They are pretty good, a few of them need more filling but that will happen as they grow, some are newer than others.

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  5. The topiaries are fun.
    Echoing Rosemary about Tasmanian Devils.

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    1. All seems to be well with the Tasmania Devils at the moment.

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    1. Very dry there Andrew, rain recently down that way but no where near enough.

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  7. I hope some rain falls there and bloody soon.It looks terribly dry - it's a wonder the topiary cut trees are green.
    Colin

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    1. Hopefully rain does fall there and lots of it. It's a rather dry area through there even though it's in the midlands.
      There used to be topiary trees for quite a few klms down that way but the man that did them passed on some years ago, someone else has taken over these days.

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  8. St Peters Pass is another place I will put on my list for when we visit Tassie. I do hope it rains there soon. We have had some good rain here over the last couple of days and more forecast for later next week.

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    1. Hope it rains too, not much about though, maybe winter it might rain.

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  9. I love that old bridge in your header photo.

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    1. Love it too.
      The Richmond Bridge at Richmond, the oldest bridge in Australia still in use.

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  10. Nice pictures Margaret. Funny these creations.
    And nice banner of that bridge at he top of your blog.

    Greetings, Marco

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    1. They are doing a good job getting things into the shape they want them to be, takes time of course as we know.

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  12. Preciosas. Me encanta la fotografia de portada, Maria.
    Un abrazo.

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  13. the devil looks cute to me lol

    i always find such trimming really interesting and amusing

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    1. They are interesting, and it's good how they make the shapes.

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  14. Some wonderful places visited while I was out doing the same.

    :)

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  15. Yes, the topiaries are taking shape nicely …
    I love the bridge in your header, fabulous photograph.

    All the best Jan

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