7/26/13

care to guess?

I have no idea what this it--whether it's the remains of last year's blooms or the beginning of something new--but I take photos of it just about every time I see it at Hollard's because the color stands out. I believe it's witch hazel. 



7/22/13

camelias

Camelias were in bloom all over Hollard Gardens this weekend--red, pink, white and some combinations.


7/21/13

spring is on its way

After a month of getting my back into working order again, Hubby took me out to my favorite garden, Hollard Gardens, today and we walked around for a bit of exercise. There is color peeking from many trees and bushes, so I know that spring is truly just around the corner.



foamy waters



7/19/13

swan plant blossoms

These are the beautiful blossoms of the swan plant when the monarch caterpillars don't eat the plant bare.


7/11/13

raindrops on succulent

It's winter here in New Zealand and most of the world looks quite bleak. I took this shot from my front porch after a winter rain. I really like all the geometric shapes with the perfectly round drops in between.

7/5/13

winter at bason botanical gardens

Hubby took these photos this weekend at Bason Gardens. Click here for the story of the place.  I think he has a natural knack for scenery. My back is getting better but not quite up to getting out for photos, yet.




7/2/13

Humphrey who lives at Waverley

My back was a bit better and we went for a ride to Waverley last weekend. The locals told us that there are 4 seals that frequent the beach there, but we only ever manage to see one, and Hubby named him Humphrey.

taken by Hubby

7/1/13

NZ harrier falcon

I caught sight of this magnificent bird on our way out yesterday and I hope to get many more at the house as time goes by. They are beautiful creataures.