19 July 2012
postcards from Cowra NSW
We just visited the Western Plains of New South Wales. On the way out, we stopped in Cowra, famous for the Cowra Break Out (largest prisoner of war break out in history) & the beautiful Japanese Gardens. I took gazillions of snaps, so enjoy a photo overload.
Look at the Australian countryside top left, the gorgeous playground park area, the views of the Cowra township & compare them all with the Japanese tea house & how it frames the garden around it.
We spent hours here, just looking, exploring & letting the children run free after 200km of driving. Note the bamboo water feature - it's a movement device to scare deer.
Family entry was under $40 including a couple of bags of fish food . . .
& feed the fish we did!! There were some huge koi in there, they'd come from across the pond under the water sending ripples to the surface, very spooky, then up & gobble!!
The foliage was incredible, as you can see, i was completely besotted by the gardening.
The trees were stunning & i want their gardener to create the grass-carpet-perfection at my place!!
There were new shoots & stunning berries. We bought a 'talking tour' guide which explained everything, along with a map which correlated with tree details by number.
Stunning, simply beautiful & incredibly tranquil. Aren't the snow lanterns gorgeous??
I'm saving many more images for future flora inspiration. Only a few more days of school holidays left, sob. Enjoy, love Posie