Why would someone sneak into the gardens at night and ringbark this gum tree? Ringbarking is chopping away a circle of bark which will cause the tree to die.
In the softness of the well watered green garden, the city buzzes away in the background.
A peak through the Moreton Bay Figs.
This is the Separation Tree, where the citizens of the newly proclaimed Colony of Victoria celebrated their separation from the Colony of New South Wales in 1850. It is not for the first time, but again someone ringbarked the tree. It is such an important historical tree, staff have made a huge effort to help it in its distressed state.
A boat? For what reason?
Ah, Edwardian punting. You can see they are watching me taking their photo. I thought of hanging around and giving them my card and upon request, emailing the photo to them. But there was a professional photographer there to do that, for a fee of course.
While I had coffee, this bird drank from the milk jug at an adjacent and deserted table.
While I was taking the photo, another bird checked out my coffee cup, and ok, there was the remains of a muffin. Whose? Mine?
It was just a normal weekday, but plenty were out enjoying the sunshine, or seeking shade.