Townsville has exploded into Spring.
Yesterday I took my camera and my dog for a walk down by the Ross River.
The native bottlebrush trees had shed their workaday demeanour and dressed themselves in flowers. Some surrounded their new flowers with a flush of pale green Spring leaves. These same trees have proven abilities to withstand cyclonic winds – pretty and smart – who knew?
Bottle Brush Subterfuge
In Spring Bottlebrush trees magically appear in hitherto unknown places – like on your own footpath.
Bottle Brush News Flash.
Not all Bottle Brush Flowers are Red – I know!
Hard to believe but here’s the proof.
But wait there’s more.
This miniature form of red flowering bottlebrush (below) was discovered hiding in full view at Townsville Riverway sprouting an indecent amount of gold tipped blooms on a plant barely 30cm tall.
Isn’t there a law against that?
It’s enough to make me See Yellow.
Like this Golden Penda flower once again at Riverway.
Or this strange African looking tree!
Spring holds a Promise.
Just looking at these mango blossoms makes me happy.
Happy because before Christmas – even maybe as early as November – we will he stuffing ourselves with Bowen Mangoes.
It takes a fellow addict to understand that I have this photo on my fridge.
Springtime in Townsville is
Wake up and enjoy the Outdoors before the heat of summer arrives time.
Temperatures are warm, breezes are cool and the water is inviting.
As the above photos were all taken within COOEE of Riverway I shall limit myself to Riverway Reasons to Visit Townsville in Springtime.
Jogging, walking, cycling on the riverside loop track, swimming in the freshwater lagoon pools, dining at C Bar on the lagoons, laying in the shade of huge rain trees, playing in the kids playgrounds (age appropriate activity), free BBQ’s, fishing from the pedestrian bridge, feeding turtles and ducks, checking out art and performances at the RIVERWAY ARTS CENTRE or enjoying drinks and views from the deck at Riverway Tavern.
Visit Townsville in Spring and sniff out the good stuff.
ITARA AND JACANA APARTMENTS are directly on the river at Riverway and are currently renting for $140/week. Ask for a river side apartment as opposed to the (busy) road side.
PINNACLES GALLERY at Riverway – Entrance Free
LAGOON POOLS – Entrance Free
Directions from The Strand to Riverway.