Today was a complete Saturday off. We spent the morning cleaning the flat and Margaret made Lasagne - without cottage cheese which is a bit different here than in the USA.
At 1 pm we met with one of the students and heard how their test went on Friday - not so good according to them. They are to take the test again in 2-3 weeks, so we are putting on a full court press over the next few weeks to help them practice the parts of the test where they need some more help.
Around 4 pm we took off and walked to the Royal Botanical Gardens. We wanted to see if the rose garden was still there and how it looked. We found that the rose garden was not as big as it used to be - nothing stays the same. So below is our picture story of our walk. We tried to eat dinner at the street fair in the Rocks, but it was closed so we had to eat at home - not so bad actually since we were able to check out the lasagna.
The last of the roses. Most have bloomed and died away
BUT the lilies were out in force
Lots of lilies
and more lilies
and lavendar lilies. GORGEOUS
One of the fig trees in the Royal Gardens. The trunks are very gnarly and some of the trunk is actually additional roots. Good looking woman standing next to the tree
The Royal Gardens are pushing chocolate - good for them
What is left of the rose garden. There are some beds just past the building at the end of the walk that Mike is walking on.
The "last" new bloom of the season.
Built as the stables for the Government House (home of the Governor), this building is now part of the Conservatorium of Music, Sydney University
Cadillac waiting to carry away a bridal party at the Conservatorium
Not to be outdone, someone has a Rolls Royce waiting for them
Anyone for a short jaunt around the harbour? Cruise ship pulling out of Circular Quay on it's way to New Zealand
The front of the Opera House as seen from the Royal Gardens
The Harbour bridge from the Royal Gardens. Ferry boats on either side and Opera House to the right
The Royal Botanical Gardens are 200 years old this year
Anyone interested in their wedding photos being taken on the steps of the Opera House?
Time to go home and eat dinner.