My goal for this month for #Tree Squares was to start at home in Prescott, AZ and spiral away, highlighting trees farther and farther away from my home. Australia and Greece are as far away as I ever got from home. I have no pictures digitized from Greece, but trees are ubiquitous in Australia, so no worries for me.
Becky’s only rule to participate in #TreeSquares is that at least one of your pictures must be square, and, of course, be at least tangentially related to the topic of trees.
Australia Trip #20 Lake Wendouree in Ballarat
My three week tour of Australia began when I landed at the Brisbane Airport and Carol and her husband picked me up and took me around Brisbane. The next morning Carol and I flew to Melbourne where we spent nearly five days.
The next portion of the trip begins with Carol’s sister-in-law, Mandy meeting us at the train station in Ballarat, the home of the Australian Gold Rush. She whisked us off to Lake Wendouree for lunch at Pipers and a leisurely trip around Prime Minister Avenue, the Botanical Gardens and the Memorial to the Soldiers. Australians are very respectful to their military and honor them visibly in every town.
Before we went to the Botanical Gardens, and the Memorial, Carol, Mandy, and her daughter Katie wanted to introduce me to the Prime Ministers residing on Prime Minister Avenue. The lane continued a long distance with beautiful huge trees lining both sides of the wide path.
It was hot and we had all just eaten a large lunch. We did not dally much for pictures. Mine are not taken because of the Prime Minister’s importance or accomplishments, but because of their place in line relative to when I got tired.
The Avenue continued a long ways and the trees far out weighed the visitors that day in terms of size and number.
This is a tiny prequel to PPAC coming up on Friday. No Prime Ministers are harmed either in this post nor will they be present in the post to come.
Hope you all have a good rest of the week. I have to run. The day’s Prescott monsoon has vociferously threatened my computing. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by. 🙂