Sydney Park Wetlands

Posted: June 1, 2020 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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Sydney Park wetlands is a treasure here in the inner west
a sanctuary for birds, animals, people and recycling stormwater
a quiet place to slow down and listen to mother nature
beautiful landscaping of an area that was a barren wasteland in the 80’s
with such good bones
love how these old piers define the space
white faced heron
the city is starting to open up, the art galleries, museums, libraries and pubs will open to the public with social distancing restrictions in place from June 1st and the best news is Brook Andrew’s powerful Nirin Biennale will be open until the end of September
PS  yesterday afternoon to celebrate the last day of autumn we went to Centennial Park for a picnic hosted by Jeffrey Hamilton and his partner Harry
great company, fine conversation, delicious food and a purrfect setting

  1. deemallon says:

    Hard to believe it was ever barren. Beautiful!

  2. shiborigirl says:

    love the stepping stones across the waters…

  3. Tina says:

    Your photos are all so calming .. calm is needed here in the state’s more than ever right now. 😘

  4. ravenandsparrow says:

    What a treasure for the people of Sydney! I love the picture of you and Rod.

  5. Nancy says:

    Gorgeous, peaceful AND close to home…wonderful! This type of calm would be most welcomed. Good to see you two.

  6. Sue McQ says:

    (((Mo and your buddy))) good to see and hear you are both doing well! The park is fascinating. Isn’t it wonderful and nourishing to be in a place devoid of loud noise, hustle and bustle? Blessings to you both.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Sue))) Sydney is so blessed with big inner city parklands, a beautiful harbour, the Pacific Ocean to the east, Blue Mountains National Park to the west, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park to the north & Royal National Park in the south. We have 5 million souls and a lot of them were out on the roads yesterday with the social restrictions easing up on such a beautiful day!

  7. jude says:

    I love seeing you both

  8. Marti says:

    To take a wretched place and turn it into an oasis is to give hope but I have to say it is becoming so hard for me to keep an even keel with what is ripping across our country, a virus of such continuing hate and disrespect for our brothers and sisters…so to find those moments that calm the soul are such gifts. Here I find those gifts, the uplifting photos of the wetlands but even more than those photos, what carried my heart with quiet joy and calm was to see you and Rod…

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Marti))) thank you for these beautiful words in the midst of these strange dark days for my country of birth. I cried this morning remembering the words to the Pledge of Allegiance which we recited every morning with our hands on our hearts at primary school;
      “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, with liberty and justice for all” …
      PS hours later, odd how I had forgotten the word indivisible earlier…

  9. Lovely lovely images. What a fine haven and the two of you-delicious.

  10. Liz A says:

    to see water … a heron … your smiling faces

    thank you

  11. Acey says:

    The landscape’s transformation is quite marvelous. A lot of life force and intentional love – seems a perfect place to visit as the city opens.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Acey))) have walked there every week through the months of iso restrictions, just hope we can all maintain the social distancing to keep the virus in check.

  12. Saskia van Herwaarden says:

    how intelligent, sympathetic landscaping can work……I would feel completely at home there, it’s very much like where we live!

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Saskia))) it’s such a beautiful place to wander, will try to get a good photo of the black swans and their cygnets, they have grown so much in the past two months!

  13. fiberels says:

    First of all : you look great 😀
    Wonderful how NATURE (with a little bit of help) has redefined that space (after “man” had made it barren in the first place ?) Those old piers and the stepping stones are great …

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Els))) the scale is magic, there is enough space to get a sense of the wild even though the park is surrounded by busy roads and construction of a massive toll road tunnel project that is going right under our house this month!

  14. vdbolyard says:

    wonderful how urban landscaping can be amazingly appropriate and beautiful

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