I have finally managed a short walk in the Gardens again taking my new camera along with me. I am really thrilled with the zoom in this coolpix camera - much improved on my old camera, but no doubt that is because it is newer!
The ubiquitous white ibis were there. they are such a pest in lots of places, but I must admit that they like to eat baby cane toads, so I am quite glad they are around! Some Pacific black ducks were sunning themselves as well.
This is much better when you click on it to enlarge. The tree in front of the deck is not really dead - trees in the tropics tend to lose all their leaves in the spring, this one will be covered in new leaves and beautiful pink flowers in another month or so.
This egret is stalking its food in a carpet of a terrible weed - water hyacinth. The gardeners fight a continuous battle against this, at the moment the weed seems to be winning, but there are weevils trying to eat their way through the weed.
I really love this desert rose - can't remember its proper name.
Not sure when I shall be back walking again as my right knee has packed it in once again and my left hip has decided to get in on the act as well! Just old age and arthritis I know, but I wish it would go away. We have suddenly got some hot and very sticky weather which I don't think is helping. I shall have to hide in the air conditioning and do some stitching instead.