Sunday, October 5, 2014

Kholo Botanical Gardens

This weekend we have been enjoying our Labour day long weekend. We decided to visit the Kholo Botanical Gardens in the South Western part of Brisbane next to the Brisbane river.

Map of the Gardens

A beautiful pond
Pond with lilies
On the walkway
Rock fig

The walkway
More of the walkway
Bush Turkey
View over the Brisbane River
One of the picnic spots
Space to kick a ball
Function room

This was the most relaxing spot. Being close to nature and listening to the birds was a great experience. We will visit again.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Made a card

I made a Birthday card yesterday as it was my trainers birthday. This is what I came up with. She is a stitcher and I found elephant paper that looked as if they were appliqued. I added a few silver stars to lighten the night sky.
She does bring a lot of joy to the store and I decided to make a "Joy" candle wrap for her and gave her a candle. She was so happy.

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Hi everyone,
We decided to visit the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary here in Brisbane on Sunday while our youngest son was visiting from Sydney.

This is one of the Top 10 Wildlife Parks in the world. It is spacious and as it is the school holiday season at the moment, it never felt crowded. It is beautifully layed out. At the main entrance you pass many indigenous birds to Australia such as this white cockatoo.

 Various lizards are scattered along the walkways and one hardly notices them as they blend in with the environment. Just as they decide you are too close they take off with lightning speed and scare you crazy.
 There are many Koala displays and you can get very close to them. They are not caged in. So you can take wonderful pictures.

 The reptile display is just as nice. All the displays are so creatively layed out.

 There is also a large area where you can pat kangaroos. As we used to have many kangaroos on our property before, we didn't stay there very long. This was a wonderful day and we will definitely go again.