Botanic Garden – Wollongong

A glorious autumn day in the Wollongong Botanic Garden, near Mount Keira.

2017-03-27 Wollongong Botanic Garden - Bridge Beyond
2017-03-27: Wollongong Botanic Garden – the Red Bridge beyond the tree.
2017-03-27 Wollongong Botanic Garden - Flower - Purple
2017-03-27: Wollongong Botanic Garden – Flower – Purple.
2017-03-27 Wollongong Botanic Garden - Sundial Context View
2017-03-27: Wollongong Botanic Garden – Sundial in the Rose Garden.
2017-03-27 Wollongong Botanic Garden - Lake Shelter 3
2017-03-27: Wollongong Botanic Garden – Lake Shelter. This is used by swallows for nesting. A photo of which will soon be posted on my Focused on Birds website.
2017-03-27 Wollongong Botanic Garden - Bridge & Lake 3
2017-03-27: Wollongong Botanic Garden – the Red Bridge and lake reflections.
2017-03-27 Wollongong Botanic Garden - Flower - Pink
2017-03-27: Wollongong Botanic Garden – Flower – Pink.
2017-03-27 Wollongong Botanic Garden - Sundial Side
2017-03-27: Wollongong Botanic Garden – an equatorial style sundial in the Rose Garden. The time indicated by the shadow on the sundial is about 2.17 pm. Add one hour for daylight saving and add 2-3 minutes for the ‘Equation of Time’ in accordance with the instructions on the plaque. The actual time indicated by the sundial is therefore approximately 3.20 pm AEDT, which tallies with the exact time that I took this image.
2017-03-27 Wollongong Botanic Garden - Lake Shelter 2
2017-03-27: Wollongong Botanic Garden – a lake shelter, with Mount Keira in the background.
2017-03-27 Wollongong Botanic Garden - Rose Garden 4
2017-03-27: Wollongong Botanic Garden – the Rose Garden rotunda and border hedge.
2017-03-27 Wollongong Botanic Garden - Flower - Orange
2017-03-27: Wollongong Botanic Garden – Flower – Orange.
2017-03-27 Wollongong Botanic Garden - Seat 1
2017-03-27: Wollongong Botanic Garden – A rest spot in the garden footpath.
2017-03-27 Wollongong Botanic Garden - Woodland Creeper
2017-03-27: Wollongong Botanic Garden – a woodland creeper. It’s a long way to the top!
2017-03-27 Wollongong Botanic Garden - Lake Shelter 4
2017-03-27: Wollongong Botanic Garden – a lake and shelter, with the Mount Keira and Illawarra Escarpment beyond.

All images © R.Powell


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4 Comments

  1. After a few “seconds” I “clocked” that you’re “winding me up” but no it hasn’t. It only measures sidereal time, directly. On the “face” of it, just to “pass the time”, that’s part of the mental gymnastics which follow, (as described) but some of the corrections are only “minute”.

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      1. That’s strange. I don’t think there is any evidence to indicate that henges were used to tell the time of day. Possibly the annual seasons though.

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