Good Friday is a boring day in Australia. Shops are shut. No one organises much. I thought I was working and so had nothing planned. We ended up visiting the brother friends in the afternoon and helping them with their
I feel this first picture that I took as we left home gives me full justification to smack anyone in the mouth who says, don't worry about the grass in our water starved times, it will come back. Captions are above. Click the pics for a bigger picture.
This is the Royal Botanic Gardens Lily Pond. We sat on a donated bench seat and watched the birds for a while. I could have just stayed there as it was so beautiful.
A flower bed. I thought everywhere had got ridden of them all. I could not believe how beautiful it would be to see lush green grass. I should have gone to the Grand Prix where they watered grass from the very depleted Albert Park Lake. Note Eureka Tower in background.
Someone's partner nearest the camera. RBG have watering exemptions and have replaced cool season grasses with warm climate grasses. Duh! About this point, Highriser sunglasses fell out of pocket, unnoticed. Note Eureka tower between the trees.
I always thought Pampas Grass was a pest. But here it is in its splendid glory. Note how low the water level in the lake is. The lake is part of the old course of the Yarra River. Gubbas liked to engineer some straight lines.
The birds seem quite happy with a depleted lake. Not sure that the eels feel the same.
We exited at the Observatory Gate and walked not too far from the Shrine of Remembrance. I can't help but think of all those cute boy soldiers and all their wasted seed that should have procreated. We really ought to be a smarter than go to war with anyone. City of Melbourne has installed some drip irrigation lines for trees in this area of parkland. What we saw was lines of green grass on the high side of trees. At least they are doing something more than City of Port Phillip. Note Eureka Tower in pic. I love Eureka Tower. It can be seen from here, from the west, from the north, south and east. It is a bit like the Sydney Harbour Bridge or the Opera House. You get glimpses of them in inner Sydney, and a view of the Eureka is never far away in inner Melbourne.