Central Plateau, North Island

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

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Glorious Colours


Spring in all its beauty has sprung, and the blossoms keep on showing those deep rich colours as only rhododendrons do.

This week’s challenge, “ Fill the Frame”

Fill the Frame Rhodo 

Rhodo in pink

The first Hoop Petticoat  Daffodil is flowering. Narcissus Bulbocodium, the bulbs a gift from a dear friend many years ago.I  grow them in wooden barrows, so the bulbs stay safe and do not ever get lost.

Hoop petticoat daffodil

The freesias, white, and in another box, deep red, send that fragrant perfume  across the garden as I walk past.Who could resist one mor

Quotation of the day, from Chanakya

“ The fragrance of flowers spreads

only in the direction of the wind.

But the goodness of a person spreads in all direction”

Greetings from Jean


TexWisGirl said...

they are all beautiful. :)

Nancy J said...

Thank you, that was a quick reply, as I made a mistake and had to delete and repost, somehow the title was added below the photos!!1 Yes, our spring is here, cold wind this morning but great sunshine now at 2 p.m. Our rhodos are in full bloom, so will need to make sure they get lots of water before the summer is here. Cheers from Jean

Linda said...

Beautiful post, Jean! Lovely flowers and great quote!

Julie Fukuda said...

Indeed, the colors are lovely. I love the progression of blooms.

Susan Heather said...

Lovely Rhodos - we have just two - the first is nearly finished and the second, which is planted so close as to look like one bush, is only just in bud.

Cold wind here today as well but the sun was nice when it came out.

Nancy J said...

The rhodos this year seem to be brighter than ever, maybe early blooms help. We have had sunshine, cloud, a few spits, and same all over again. Cheers to all, Jean

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What lovely spring blooms you are enjoying. The quote is very nice with this post.

Thanks dear Jean for all of your kind comments, love and support.

Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

Karen said...

Beautiful colours indeed! Autumn is on the way here, we will get a last burst of colour with the changing leaves.

Nancy J said...

Thanks Lorraine and Karen, we are well into spring, the Daffodils almost finished, tulips just starting, and rhodos in full flower. Enjoy those golden days of autumn. Greetings from Jean

Margie said...

Gorgeous flowers!

Nancy J said...

Hi Margie, how did you find me? You live in that wonderful part of CO, and I have visited your blog. Super family pics, and I love your writing/words/thoughts, all heartfelt. Greetings as I add to you my list, Jean.

KB Bear said...

Truly beautiful flowers. You filled the frame wonderfully.

I love the quote as well. Thank you.

Margie said...

I found you "somewhere over the rainbow" LOL

You have a nice blog and you seem (sure you are) like a very nice person!
Guess I just like nice!!!!

Take care.

Yes, Colorado is beautiful and I love living here very much!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

They are really so beautiful and so bright! I do love your spring!

Nancy J said...

Thanks KB and Kim, I have just read my own post( how often do we do this) and have found another mistake, I deleted the title put in the wrong place, and also took out the freesia photo and part of some words!!!I'll need to be better next year.. Cheers from Jean.