Today’s #treesquare comes to you from Sydney’s Botanical Gardens. Yep, the view is pretty shabby.
While these photos were taken a couple of years ago, the gardens here have long been a place of escape and comfort for me.
When I was at university in Sydney, I’d come here to exhale. Years later when I was working in the city, it would be here that my lunchtime walks would bring me. When I juggling working a full time job in the suburbs with being mum, the gardens would be a Sunday excursion and a chance for some space and “me” time.
Always though, I’d find myself at this tree – the big old Moreton Bay Fig in the picture below. From here you can see the Harbour Bridge, the Opera House and across to Fort Denison. fact, I always said I wanted to get married under this tree. (For the record, we didn’t – we were married in Canberra – but even so…)
When I was writing Happy Ever After, although I was writing it on the Sunshine Coast, it was here that some quite important parts of the story happen. At this tree.
I’m linking up with Becky this month for her tree squares challenge where we post photos of trees, any trees, in square format. You’ll find Becky’s most recent post here. Oh, and given that I’m pretty much posting daily and you’ll probably get bored with pictures of trees in square formats, feel free to skim on by – I won’t be offended.
How fun to see the tree in your book! It looks like a hug. That solid trunk and outreaching branches look like a stout grandmother reaching for a big bear hug. Beautiful specimen. Lovely spot to exhale!!
this park was my saviour when I first arrived in Sydney. I was exhausted but couldn’t access my room, so I went for a stroll. I found myself here and soon felt refreshed 😀
I had one of those trees in my post this week. I just found out what it is. They are huge! 🙂
I remember that tree from Happy Ever After. It looks even nicer in your photo than it did in my imagination!
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