Energy to Burn

Energy to Burn - (c) Gerard Blacklock

Energy to Burn – (c) Gerard Blacklock

So, its the end of the weekend, well it is for the folk in this timezone 🙂 and I gotta say, its probably lucky the weekend is only 2 days long, I don’t think I could physically take much more than that 😉
Amongst the plethora of activities this weekend was a visit to the Sydney Botanic Gardens where they are celebrating the centenary of a whole bunch of trees, I always enjoy the gardens, there is always something new to see and its a great place for a picnic, i think I can even get over the cost of parking nearby, but I guess there is always a premium price for convenience.

So, wandering on through the gardens Chaos had a whole bunch of questions (per usual and at the usual rapid fire rate), one of which was, ‘how do you know how old the trees are’ sounds sensible, i dunno really know, thankfully the good folk at the gardens had made this answer somewhat easier with little special signs on trees which had clocked over 100 years. Some highlights were the big Hoop Pines and the weird looking cedar tree, i think we came up with a pretty good gauge for a old tree, if you can’t reach around it, its probably pretty old 😉

Now the next question which had a fair amount of currency was, ‘can i climb this one?’ to which the response was, ‘if it ‘aint in a garden then yes’

So in typical Chaos style, no shoes and no fear she was into them 🙂 This tree was a South American variety, the name which slips my mind atm. But it had these awesome roots which were just perfect for climbing up into the tree.

If you do check them out, be sure to have a look at the native Australian bees (non stinging too) they have a great hive there where you can get up close and personal to them.

Exif love:
D750 coupled with Nikkor 85mm f1.4 @ 85mm Aperture: f2.8 and Shutter Speed: 1/250s
ISO 640
Out front: chaos and the tree

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8 thoughts on “Energy to Burn

  1. So cute! I seem to see me when I was her age, a small "Flo Robinson"… well, actually, if I have the chance, I do this again (to my old age! :))
    Great shot +Gerard Blacklock Thank you for sharing your photos… I lost some of them, I never get notifications (the new version of G+, I suppose) and I'm sorry to be late, especially when I care lot to those post!

  2. Your beautiful, fearless girl is a joy to read about, intense thought it may be to have all those questions thrown at you at such a rapid pace. You will treasure this photo always.

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