Central Plateau, North Island

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

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Summer flower buds in Springtime


The large poppy plant has buds!!! One is easily seen, the rest very well hidden. This should be flowering in November, at the earliest. Bearded iris, again 3 months too early, what is happening to our seasons? Ducklings  followed their Mum across the driveway, too fast to get a photo, No doubt they are down by the stream, well hidden from  human eyes.

Red Poppy bud

This bearded iris is so early, in a shady spot, sheltered, I hope  all the blooms open, before the winds destroy those fragile petals.

Bearded Iris August 2013

Another view, different camera setting.

 Bearded Iris from a different view

Two  drakes and one duck, on our front lawn. One male was not welcome, and the pair did their very best to send him on his way.

Three ducks on the lawn 2013

Quotation of the day,author unknown

“ A single flower should be treasured as much as the whole bouquet”

Greetings from Jean


Jim said...

Oh yes, that single flower...how treasured it is Jean! Beautiful photos and I love the richness of the colours!
The weather is certainly different all over this world of ours. I hope things will be alright for future generations.
Have a wonderful spring day Jean.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Pretty flowers and cute duck, mallards.

Thanks for your encouragement Jean.

Enjoy your spring ~ FlowerLady

TexWisGirl said...

wow! 3 mos. early is really odd!

Carol Mattingly said...

I agree Jean. What's up with the weather.

Linda said...

Great photos, Jean, and I love the quote.