Tuesday, 6 December 2011

WALKABOUTSVERSE 9 OF 230

Poem 9 of 230:  THE CAMELLIA GARDENS

In Sydney’s Sutherland Shire,
    There’s a relaxing place to see:
It’s called the Camellia Gardens,
    And one can wander round for free.

Down and along an escarpment
    Meanders a thin stony path;
Beside which grow the camellias -
    Beaut. autumn-blooms the aftermath.

With the evergreen-camellias
    Are a range of native species;
And, atop the leafy hillside,
    A shop sells snacks, coffees and teas.

Plus, down below, there is parkland,
    Where couples rest as children play;
And they walkabout the fish ponds,
    Or the shoreline of Yowie Bay.

(But, regarding plant selection,
    With more knowledge, over the years,
On flora, fauna and their links,
    I'd say - natives not camellias.

And these gardens that need do serve -
Joseph Banks Native Plants Reserve.)

(C) David Franks 2003

Camellia Gardens, spring 2011





Yowie Bay, Spring 2011

Photo visits to JBNPR, spring 2011 & 2012