Cork Oak, Castlemaine Botanical Gardens

An April day with a wafting warm breeze as I sat under this cork oak, Quercus suber, drawing and just enjoying the Castlemaine Botanical Gardens.

Katie snuffled around nearby, vigorously digging a small scrape in the grass from time to time.

Katie and I weren’t the only ones taking in the delights of the gardens during the school holidays at the end of first term. The gardens were well populated with cyclists, dog walkers and adults strolling with children. There was plenty of activity in the playground and Barbeque area as well.

It was a good day to relax and just be.


9 Responses

  1. I like the mixing of colours!

    • Thank you, I enjoyed making this drawing. It was challenging drawing the rough bark.

  2. Thank you for visiting my blog, Janette. I am glad you like this drawing.

  3. Lovely!

  4. Sounds like a very pleasant setting. Perfect for relaxing and being.

    • Hi Gail, Any excuse for spending time in the Botanical Gardens will do. I take much pleasure in autumn and winter wandering along under the elm and oak trees observing the changing colours of the leaves and being sprinkled by leaves as they fall.

      • Changing colours are so beautiful and not something we see much of in the plants and trees in the sub-tropics. Of course that makes visiting the southern states quite special. 🙂

  5. I love it when you put your own work on the blog.

    • Thank you for your encouragement, Susan. I am glad you enjoy my work.

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