Friday, December 2, 2011
Hangin' in gardens
Australian National Botanical Gardens. We had a great time doing the Children's discovery walk. Then I took Amy down into the rain forest. She was very good - but is a little too obsessed with water for me to be able to take too many photos. It is always so lovely and peaceful there during the week when there is no one else around.
Old Parliament House Gardens. I always wanted to have a birthday garden party there, but my birthday being right in the middle of winter means that the garden isn't at it's best - and anyway... who wants to have an outdoor party in Canberra in the middle of winter? Not me.
The trade off was that my sister agreed to let me organise her 30th there. It was an absolutely gorgeous garden party under the shade of a beautiful old tree (if I do say so myself).
Old Parliament House. The above is the view from right outside OPH. You can see Mount Ainslie with the Australian War Memorial right there in front. The red path you can see in front of the War Memorial is Anzac Parade which is lined with Memorials representing all the wars and some of the services who have fought for our awesome country.
The "Sovereignty" sign you can see in the foreground is part of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy which is on the front lawns of OPH.
Thank you for another special day Amy. I will miss our days together when I have to go back to full time.