Tuesday, November 18, 2008

An afternoon Georges River cruise


There will be no prize winning photography in this short series. As there was no way I was risking my beloved Canon on a boat, I took the Stubborn Old Cow camera.

I was swiftly reminded of the things I hate about the Kodak DX6490. Its rotten in low light and as swift as a glacier. At one point I dangled it overboard and threatened it verbally.

But for what the shots are worth, I hope you will enjoy a bit of scenery from the Georges River. This time of year the gorgeous Jacaranda are in thier full glory.

9 comments:

Young Werther said...

That is a gorgeous Jacaranda!

Ces said...

Oooh! What a beautiful tree.

BetteJo said...

Even the stubborn old cow camera cannot make that tree any less beautiful. Oh the color! And just when we are losing all our leaves over here in the U.S., it's so nice to see. :)

kj said...

wow. i have never seen a tree this color...

Melanie said...

Jacaranda's are one of my favourite

areeiro said...

Great shot! And the colour of the Jacaranda came out very well. I love this tree. Did not know, you have Jacarandas in Australia as well, for they come from South America originally. What a coincidence. Actually, I have a Jacaranda tree seedling on my balcony. I took the seed with me from Lisbon (Portugal), where these trees can survive the winter and are a quite familiar sight along the streets. Now my little Jac. has shed the leaves and I'll have to take it in soon bevore night frosts become to strong. Love this shot! Will see if I can find a Jacaranda-in-flower-shot from Lisbon...

Lavender said...

YW Didnt they pick the perfect spot to plant it? Fabbo!

Ces You see why I had to plant one when we bought our place - how could anyone resist?

BetteJo Hooray! Surrogate Summer! LOL

KJ So magnificent KJ, I fell in love with them when I saw the first one - about 10 years ago now.

Melanie Im with you there, I so adore ours, and its done so well - not quite as big as this one yet - but getting there - Hooray!

Areeiro I dont know where they originate, but Im very glad these are here! LOL
But Australia does share many plants with Africa - many Acacias and Protea's which we call native, are also native to Africa. Keeps one on thier toes I can tell you!

barkfoot said...

That tree IS impressive. Is yours in flower too?

Lavender said...

Barkfoot Yes it is, thanks for asking! Ive been hoping for a nice blue sky for a background for it - but no luck yet! Now if all these grey clouds would let the rain fall LOL
Hmmmm, maybe I should wash the car?