The stunning colour in this flower which was surrounded by so many promising buds, more than caught my attention whilst wandering the Brisbane Botanical Gardens earlier this year.
Once again I’m lovin’ this opportunity offered by Lisa over at GrayDaysandCoffee for iPhone photos. It’s such a hoot playing with images on the phone!
Located on the banks of the Brisbane River at the Botanical Gardens is this cannon, one of the twelve that were brought over in 1862 from Great Britain, to defend the new colony of Queensland.
The cannons were mainly used for training, signalling, or ceremonial firings. From the 1,900’s the cannons became merely ornamental, with the cannons being relocated throughout the state of Queensland time and time again.