This month, since #TreeSquares is over I decided to post to Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge (FOTD). Like Becky B, Cee offers us the freedom to post every day or when we feel like it. I made the mistake of classifying my trees as flowers for about half the month last month. So this month – no trees. (maybe). Cee’s FOTD challenge accepts:
- Single flowers
- Multiple flowers
- Flower fields
- Tree or bush blossoms
- Autumn leaves
- Spring leaves
- Decorative Cabbage
- Still life
- Fake or Silk Flowers
As I swirled through my forested universe last month for Becky’s TreeSquares, I came in touch again with my Australian trip. This month I’ll revisit only the flowers I photographed in Ballarat, Melbourne, Healesville Sanctuary and Queensland. Sometimes I might combine my post with another challenge I am doing, but I may just post one photo a day. I’ve never done that, so I’ll see how it goes.
August 10 City Parks: Fitzroy Gardens
Melbourne is the largest city in Australia, home to about 5 million people and probably as many flowers. It’s temperate oceanic climate ranging from a high of 79 degrees to a low in July of about 57 degrees sounds like the perfect weather, not only if you’re a person, but also if you are a floral species. Like Prescott, the weather can change from moment to moment.
We stopped at the Conservatory in Fitzroy Gardens. Opened in 1930, the conservatory offers a beautiful venue for some of the showiest flowers. Hydrangeas and fuchsias ruled the exhibit. You can even see a couple of examples of Public Art.
I love bridges and creeks, and the conservatory hosted both in side the building. Many people enjoyed the gardens that day. To take a picture without people on the bridge, took some tricky snapping skills.
The Conservatory is open every day, 9am – 5pm. (5.30pm daylight saving) Closed Christmas Day (December 25th)
Note: Changeover of each display, when one display is removed and next is installed, the Conservatory will close for a week for safety reasons.
In 2021, the conservatory is closed for the changeover of the floral display,
26 to 30 July,
20 to 24 September
1 to 5 November.
For further information contact City of Melbourne (03) 9658 9658.
- August Story Chat “A Dress for a Princess” by Wendy Fletcher. Hosted by Cathy Cade
- 10 Month Analysis of Story Chat
- #WQWWC #36 Mountains or Writer’s Choice
- #PPAC 8 runs Fridays through Thursday Link your post about public art to Cee’s or my post each week. Even weeks are Cee’s and mine are odd.
- Challenge Interview Series Do you know someone who hosts a challenge or enjoys participating in challenges? Please contact me for an interview.