Central Plateau, North Island

Central Plateau, North Island
View from a friend's farm

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Shades and Perfumes in the Garden

Rhododendron “Fragrantissimum”Pink RhododendronVariety of  Conifer

These were all planted by Ken and Yvonne Baird, and Hugh and I enjoy their perfume  and colours each day.The Conifer is a favourite place for the cats, lying in hiding, waiting to pounce on some unsuspecting person or bird.
Pink shades

Wisteria and yellow broom

The Bearded Iris and Solomon’s Seal are from our friend’s gardens and flourish here in the Springtime.
solomon's Seal

   I have photos from Kaffee Fassett’s Book,
 Simple Shapes,Spectacular Quilts, but on reading the fine print inside, cannot publish them without written permission. So I will ponder, look over again and again, marvel at his perfect choices of colour combinations, and maybe put the book on “ The Wish List” for Christmas.Even if I do not start or finish one of the quilts in this book, the photographs are  a delight all on their own.

Quotation of the day, from  Ben Johnson, 1573-1637
“In  small proportions we just beauty see,
And in short mFlowers just showingeasures life may perfect be.Reaching for the sky
Cheers from Jean
Purple Bearded Iris

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