A Walk in the Park

We had some properly gorgeous spring weather in Melbourne on Friday, so I decided to check out the Royal Botanic Gardens to make the most of it.

This lady seemed to have the same idea, and possibly the best spot in the place.
She looks pretty engrossed in her material but I’m sure she wasn’t reading ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’…

Dwarfed by a grand old tree, these two enjoyed a little fresh air as they gazed out over the lake.

As did this bloke, out in the sunshine.

Gratuitous leaf shot (can’t leave a garden without one).

And some retro grass for good measure.

This duck mistook me for someone from Warner Brothers and asked me to make it a star.

Shortly after an explanation it ducked off.

Dragonflies teased me by flitting into range and hovering in place if the camera was by my side,
only to zip around like laser beams once I raised the Nikon.

Natural highlights were striking as the sun dipped lower in the sky.

I can’t resist such seductively criss-crossing leaves…

or passersby leaning into the sun.

There may have been some excitement when I saw the cool patterns
cast over the entrance to the visitor centre…

so I had to sit down for a moment and took the opportunity to snap this one too.

After which I headed into town, finishing the afternoon with a colourful capture of
one of Melbourne’s many mobile phone enthusiasts in his natural environment
at the Melbourne Festival Headquarters on the Yarra River.


  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynabout 2 years ago

    ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh M A G I C IMAGE !!!! UAUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!

  • You’re very kind Guen, thanks for visiting :)

    – Georgie Hart

  • RGHunt
    RGHuntabout 2 years ago

    Love the stroll thur your park

  • Thanks for taking a look RG :)

    – Georgie Hart

  • Christine  Wilson Photography
    Christine Wil...about 2 years ago

    lovely work Georgie I’m hoping to get to the city this week

  • I hope you make it in Chris – was a pity you couldn’t join us today :)

    – Georgie Hart

  • Fred Mitchell
    Fred Mitchellabout 2 years ago

    Excellent series.

  • Thanks heaps Fred :)

    – Georgie Hart

  • Meg Hart
    Meg Hartabout 2 years ago

    Such an enjoyable tour through the Gardens with the all-seeing GH. Beautifully done Georgie!!

  • Ha I’m far from all-seeing but thanks for the compliments M :)

    – Georgie Hart

    JUSTARTabout 2 years ago

    great !

  • thanks for visiting Sylvia :)

    – Georgie Hart

  • Berns
    Bernsabout 2 years ago

    Thes are fabulous G ! I particularly like the one with people in them (surprise) but the view over the visitors centre is fantastic !

  • Thanks Berns, that abstract alien visitors centre one excited me as it’s pretty much my favourite kind of warped world, but it was reassuring to see so many people out relaxing and enjoying the gardens :)

    – Georgie Hart

  • Rita Blom
    Rita Blomalmost 2 years ago

    Love your ‘Walk in The Park’ Georgie, it’s great love the tongue in cheek bits too. Been doing a spot of walking in the park too.

  • Ah I hope you’ve been enjoying your walks Rita, thanks for the lovely comments!

    – Georgie Hart

  • patcheah
    patcheahalmost 2 years ago

    Love the narrative images! You are very talented,Georgie!

  • Thanks for looking Pat, you’re very kind!

    – Georgie Hart

  • Ell-on-Wheels
    Ell-on-Wheelsalmost 2 years ago

    CLASSIC “GH” view of the world, LOVED it, Georgie :-)))
    … and the tongue in cheek quips :-D

    Looks as though an image productive stroll was had – love them all, biased (like Berns) towards the ‘people’ shots, but that sails/shadows image is devine! :-))))

  • Thanks for indulging me Ell ;)

    – Georgie Hart