Saturday, 18 September 2010

Botanic Gardens, Lotus Pond

The Lotus Pond is located beside the Oriental Garden, close to the Palm Grove Centre, in the Royal Botanic Gardens. There were quite a few flying foxes (or fruit bats) sleeping in the trees above.

25 comments:

  1. What a beautiful place. Love this picture.

    Have a nice weekend.

    Berit.

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  2. Beautiful! I guess it's a loveley place to visit!

    Have a nice weekend!

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  3. That's a LOT of fruit bats, Jim... eeek! Then again, I'm not that squeamish. Last night I was sharing my home office with an old mouse whom I first met nibbling my toe. Then he sauntered around the room for a while, paying me no mind. Hmmm... I wonder where he is now.

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  4. Seems indeed to be a great place to have a little bit of sleep. Alluring. Please have a good weekend.

    daily athens

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  5. A very pretty water scene. So calm and peacful looking.

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  6. So peaceful. The sleeping bats on the tree add to the atmosphere.

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  7. Such a lovely, peaceful place! Marvelous capture as always, Jim! Enjoy your weekend!!

    Sylvia

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  8. Such a great place, the Botanic Gardens, and this is a lovely image to bring back memories. I think I like those bats more than you people in Sydney...

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  9. Did some Aussies give you Kiwis a hard time in Sydney, Paul?

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  10. A fruit bat? Here's an American Dingbat: Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi.

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  11. I love gardens, so I think I'll like it there. Bats outside in the daytime??

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  12. Hi there. You have a great blog with beautiful pictures. Congratulations for your work! And thank you for visiting mine, althought is a new one and I have a lot to work at it. Have a great day! I'll be back, watching your new posts. :)

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  13. I love fountains - did you post more pics of the Royal Botanic Garden?

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  14. Evelyn, the fruit bats sleep in the trees during the day and are active at night, flying around looking for fruit.

    jeanette, I've posted a few shots in the last few weeks and more last year. If you click on my Botanic Gardens tag (below) or link (right column), you should be able to see all of them.

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  15. My family on the gold coast don't like the flying bats, they eat the mangoes.Even if they don't eat them, it seem they spread urine or saliva and cause black spots on the mangoes.

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  16. Beautiful water feature. I didn't know the term flying foxes! I'd love to see them. (We like bats!)

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  17. Sorry Jim, I did not express myself well: I meant to say that the bats are less popular with people in Sydney than they might be with me when I come as tourist. :-)

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  18. No worries, paul. I think you're right. There a terrific oddity for tourists but some of the damage that they cause in large numbers makes them less popular with locals. :)

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