Kings Park

Now me blog visitors if you have never been to Perth you are in for a treat. Kings Park, in the centre of the city is possibly one of the most beautiful city parks in the world, certainly one of the biggest.  And, it’s elevated above the city to about 60 m which gives you wonderful panoramic views of Perth CBD and way beyond.

One of me favourite things about Kings Park is the botanical gardens, I just love the smell of all the flowers and plants.

Coming from Europe I had never seem most of these plants before. The Wild Flowers in particular are so cool and pretty much are native to just Western Australia. I have been with me humans in the countryside this time of year and you can see the Wild Flowers blooming as far as the eye can see.

These are mostly Kangaroo Paw and Pink Everlastings. Although me humans tell me the yellow one is a peppermint tree.

This is the Boab Tree, native to the far north of Western Australia in the Kimberley region.

This is a mystery because its closest relatives are in Africa and it’s totally unlike any other Australian tree. No one knows how it got here when its relatives are on the other side of the Indian Ocean 6000 km away. I tell ya it wasn’t us dogs so my theory is it was the first Humans 75,000 years ago who came out of Africa, travelled around the rim of the Indian Ocean to get here. Or did the seeds drift across the Indian Ocean from Africa? I love a mystery!

Guilty!

I will admit to a certain amount of wee-age on some of these plants, just could not help me-self sorry… But hey, its all for a good cause eh.

These stunning yellow guys are me favourite native Wild Flower, the Banksia. Named after Sir Joseph Banks, the botanist who travelled with Captain Cook on his first venture to Australia from England in the 1700’s. See I’m full of facts coz I’m a Border Collie! The Banksia plants are known for the prolific production of nectar which is great for bees and this little guy, the Honeyeater or Red Wattlebird, native to southern Australia.

I love this park and it great views of city and nature, if you ever get to visit Perth ya gotta come up here.

Now sadly after a perfect afternoon of wandering around the park with me Humans we have to go home.

But oh wait… one good thing about being up here is ya can see the traffic on the roads leaving the city…

and this is a Friday afternoon on a long weekend so every Human known to dog is heading south to the southern beaches, wine and food regions for the long weekend.

Oh well we will just have to stay up here a little longer! Here are a few more Wild Flowers to enjoy…

See ya and have a great weekend

R

Oh, and if ya want to know more about Kings Park and Perth, here is a great web site.

The Largest Tennis Ball in the World

Last Christmas I got the shock of me life and the best prezzie ever! Now most Humans know me as a fine connoisseur of balls. I just love em and have even blogged about them in the past. Well last Christmas Santa-Dog left me the biggest tennis ball in the world! Today I thought I’d share some pictures with you guys.

How did it get up there? Bloody Humans…
Gotcha!
Tastes pretty good too.

The Human tennis players using this ball must be huge monsters, just sayin…

Until next time.

R

A Border Collies Flock

There is someone at the door… Could it be… nah… she is on the far edge of this flat planet (coz its flat people, all dogs know this).

I know someone’s there and the smell is very familiar…

See my blogs on the search for me missing Human and my detective conclusions.

Hey Humans come see! Open the door!

It’s her… its Curly Human!!!!

It’s with a glad heart that this Border Collie can report the safe return to the fold of one of me flock. Curly-Human has returned from Europe. I’m guessing on that noisy and frankly dangerous claustrophobic flying contraption, I can smell it on her.

What a relief… Now I do hope ya have a prezzy for me…

And she had loads of prezzies for the other Humans but all I got was the bubble-wrap… mutter mutter… Actually I like bubble wrap although me Humans usually take it off me.

One very happy and very relieved border collie with all flock accounted for signing off.

R