Wednesday, April 23, 2008

ABC Wednesdays - N for Norfolk Island Pines

Meet "Paddy" and "Charlie". These two Norfolk Island Pines were planted in the 1850s by Sir George Kingston and his two sons. The trees were subsequently named after them.

Up the hill from the trees is Marino (Historic Kingston House), the 1840's occasional residence of Sir George Kingston who was South Australia's first deputy surveyor general, an architect and a member of the first parliament.

Paddy and Charlie are the entrance to the Kingston Park Caravan Park, a very popular holiday location; right on the beach and about 17 kilometres from the City centre.

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14 comments:

AVCR8TEUR said...

Paddy and Charlie sure has a nice view of the park and beach. They are also great beacons to point vacationers to the area.

mrsnesbitt said...

How lovely to have such a view. This has given me the idea of naming some trees in our garden!

Happy ABC Wednesday!
D

Ida said...

Impressing size on those Pines! :)
Grand trees.

Ida

Picturing of Life said...

Lovely pics for N theme...

Will you visit mine Thanks

Donna said...

Great photos! The two trees are really close to the road!! Worrisome...Have a wonderful day!!hughugs

Dragonstar said...

Never been introduced to named trees before. Fun!

Blue said...

I'm a tree fan so liked your choice of N.

RuneE said...

I hope you don't have too many pines around. They tend to kill all other vegetation - just look under them and you will see that at once.

They were not natural to our part of Norway, but was planted over a period of over 100 years. Now they are a nuisance.

leslie said...

Lovely pine trees. My favourite is the Ponderosa Pine, though. Interesting bit of history here. :D

ellen b. said...

Well I'm happy to meet Paddy and Charlie. What a lovely place to camp...

John said...

What a great looking place and quite the history. Great N post Gordon!

Katney said...

An interesting tour. Thank you.

Neva said...

Thanks for showing these....what a great view.!

Petunia said...

Lovely place with a fantastic view:)

Petunia's ABC