Springbrook National Park Australia – A Water and Tree Wonderland

The Springbrook National Park in the Australian Gold Coast hinterland is a wonderful place to hike. There are many beautiful streams, waterfalls and magnificent trees. Thank you to CM who was there in September 2022 and took the stunning pictures.

20 pictures – please scroll down. Have your “bucket list “ ready!

Autumn “snow” in London 5 October 2022

Autumn “snow” is piling up fast in London 5 October 2022. Please scroll down.

Two Trees Sydney Royal Botanical Gardens June 2022

First is the notice followed by pictures of the tree. Scroll down to the end please. Thank you.

Moreton Bay Fig – Fiscus macrophyllla

Listen to birds around this magnificent tree!

Queensland Bottle Tree – Brachychiton rupestris

Visiting Sydney’s famous Royal Botanical Gardens – scroll down to see pictures.

We visited the Gardens a few days ago. Spent about an hour there. It immediately became obvious that the Gardens offer visitors a lifetime of joy. The joy of learning about the countless labelled trees and flowers The joy of just looking at the beauty. The lush green lawns. The ever present bird life. And all this a stone’s throw from the equally famous Sydney Opera House. Here are some pictures. Believe me, pictures are fun but are no substitute for a personal visit. go there! Enjoy.

View from the Gardens.
A cockatiel says: “Welcome!
Cockatiel AGM
The Opera House
One of many lawns
A bench with a wonderful view
A mighty fig tree
Peeping through the railings at the New South Wales Governor’s House
The Governor’s lawns
Ibls
Giant bees
Bird sipping running water
A mighty bee!
Wow!
A glimpse of the City
Ibis
The well cared for beautiful Gardens reflect the Community’s respect for this great Australian heritage

Kiera with the Bluebells this English Spring

This is Kiera She is from Romania and now lives in England. Click on the picture below to see a short slideshow of Kiera on “The Bluebell Trail” in East Sussex. Kiera’s soulmate Anna is with her. After the slideshow read Kiera’s story here and see why her story is the most watched post on this blog. Please make sure you scroll all the way down to see two links. Thank you.

The Slide show

Click here for Kiera’s Prayer for Ukraine

Click here for Kiera and “The Road Less Travelled

Click here for Kiera’s Story.

Thank you again, Anna.

John Bartels

Sentry Duty in Manley Australia

On guard! Two vigilant sentries on full alert! Almost May 2022.

Thanks to LB in Manley for the photo

Peace at dawn outside London. March 2022. May such peace return to the Ukraine.

A picture that would warm Turner’s heart. Best on desktop.

Thank you to my son SB for the sensitive picture that would warm Turner’s heart.