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Rosy Trumpet Tree

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As mentioned in this post, these lovely trees were what attracted me to Cascades Gardens.

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Rosy Trumpet Tree is also called Tabebuia rosea or pink poui. I already wrote about a different genus of Tabebuia here, though I only realized this when I saw the flowers up close. Our Tabebuia here in the Philippines isn’t as tall, though.

A trivia: This is a national tree of El Salvador.

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The tree in all its glory. I loved how balanced its branches looked.

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An ant’s view of the tree’s branches and flowers.

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Here are zoomed-in shots of its flowers. Too bad the tree was too tall so I couldn’t take a macro shot of the flower itself.

As usual, I’ll end this post with my favorite shot from this set.

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Photos were taken at Cascades Gardens in Gold Coast, Australia.

Gold Coast: Cascades Gardens

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The trees with the pink flowers were what attracted me to this garden. I first saw them while on the tram to Broadbeach, so I made a mental note to come here for a closer view of the trees that from afar looked so much like Cherry Blossoms.

Cascades Gardens is one of GC’s most popular parks because of its family-friendly facilities and scenic views.

Here are photos of my “Cherry Blossoms,” which turned out to be a Pink Trumpet Tree (more photos about this lovely tree in a separate post).

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Aren’t they beautiful?

One of Cascades Gardens’ picnic areas was dedicated to firefighters Fennel and Watson as I found out through this signage, which was near the bench where I sat.

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Across was the Queensland Korean War Memorial.

Cascades Gardens also has a rainforest, and it even has a Flying-fox Colony. After reading that some flying-foxes carry a virus that is potentially fatal to humans (this was in the signage), I hurriedly left the area. Better to be safe than sorry.

One of the reasons Cascades Gardens has scenic views is that a section of it faces the Nerang River.

These two were some of my favorites from this set because of the Australian White Ibis that I think made the photos more interesting. I especially like the one in which its wings were outstretched.

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Here’s a close up shot of the same Australian White when it perched itself on a pole near me.

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And here’s another bird I found at the park.

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Some random photos taken at Cascades Gardens (click to enlarge each photo).

I’ll end this post with my favorite photo from this set.

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It was nearing sunset and because it’s the golden hour, I loved how the sun bathed the trees in light.