Wednesday, August 11, 2010

My Morning in the Hamilton Gardens . . .

Magnolia `Alba`, very beautiful, there are many magnolias flowering in the Gardens at the moment. they make a amazing show of colour.
A beautiful winter morning in the Hamilton Gardens today. Above pic is taken in the American Modernist garden, the statue in the pool has many different names, it can be anything you like !
I was out collecting plant samples for one of the tutors and came across the Woman`s Suffrage (NZ was the first country in the world to allow women to vote) building. I haven`t been here for ages, it is very peaceful, surrounded by native trees and tucked away along the valley walk. The tiny swallow, below, came and kept me company for awhile. She kept darting out over the water catching insects, then back to the same spot.

6 comments:

Marilyn said...

Thank you for this lovely post, I do wish that I lived close enough to go to the Gardens often and experience through out the year, to see all the seasonal changes. Your photos are beautiful.

Doris said...

Beautiful pictures and something to be very proud of.....the first country to allow women to vote. Another reason to love NZ! Not that we need another reason to love your beautiful country. Thanks for the post.

Veronica said...

The Magnolias are just starting to bloom here too.

Matron said...

Love those white sculptures! Icebergs or swans?

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Thank you for visiting my blog, and leaving a comment.You certainly are lucky to work at the Gardens and what a greatjob you have.

Your photos are awsome, great macro shots.

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