This looks like the tree of life to me but its a Moreton Bay Fig Tree. Its indigenous to Australia and this one is in a park that overlooks…wait you guessed it…Moreton Bay. There were many of these gorgeous creatures there although some disappeared in a flood last year.
Seeing this fig tree was just part of a beautiful tour of Brisbane that Debbie, my friend from school days in Lethbridge, took us on. She showed us the typical Queensland houses that are built on stilts so that breezes can flow under the houses and keep them cool. She drove us to a lookout to see all of Brisbane including the windy river and the ocean beyond. And we stopped for fish and chips and later in the day, an Italian hot chocolate which is really hot chocolate pudding! Yum!
Thanks for a great day Deb! It was so good to catch up. We had a blast!