Auckland’s Domain Winter Garden

I mentioned yesterday about showing some more flowers from this wonderful spot, so here they are… You can see and read more about this wonderful Auckland Garden [here]. Will be back shortly with day 3… ~ Julz

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Summer Outings – Australia Gardens (again)

No this is not a duplicate, I did, in fact, go back to the Australia Gardens again this week, 4 days after the last visit. There was a rather large eucalypt seed pods about to burst into bloom and I wanted to go back and photograph it – I wrote a post in it last…

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Summer Outings – Australia Gardens

Another year, another visit, this time armed only with my 50mm macro lens, I really wanted to concentrate on the orchid house, sadly one tiny, lonely little orchid (about the size of your thumb). I was completely mesmerised by some Paper Daisies and a Eucalypt Pod…will give them their own post. These images are from…

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Regular Random – Paper Daisies

I did a recent visit to Australia Gardens (will post more pics soon), I went to shoot the orchids in the orchid house, but there was only one! But then I went to find something else to catch my eye – and found these beauties! I believe they are called Paper Daisies So totally stunning…

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Mondays Musings…

Saturday was Australia Day (Jan 26th) and in the true blue Aussie traditional way,  we get the following Monday as a Public Holiday…I adore this time of year, lots of Public Holidays from Christmas through to the end of April. I wish I could say I slept in, but I have not had a sleep…

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Out of the Studio – The Warratah Princess

Continuing on with my Floral theme with Jess, I really have been flooding my blog, Instagram and Facebook page with lots of photos of Jess, but they are all just so pretty. These are taking in the backyard, with natural light, against a protea bush which is flowering like crazy. So nice to capture my…

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Regular Random – Furbaby Update

It’s been quite a while since I took some photos of our beloved Miss Chloe, I was enjoying the quiet of late afternoon in the backyard earlier in the week, the weather has been warmer and just sitting and ‘being’ with a cuppa and my camera on the back deck is a most enjoyable pastime,…

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Regular Random – Bottle Brush Tree

As promised last week, here are some photos I took of Bottle Brush (or Callistemon) flowers still on the tree. I tried to shoot as much as I could in shade, bright, harsh afternoon sunlight is not fantastic for photography, but it can create some interesting shadows. I adore the structure of this plant and…

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Regular Random – Bottle Brush in vase

I love Spring in our garden, so many interesting, colourful and architectural plants are in bloom, including this bottle brush, also known as Callistemon. We planted this bush several years ago and this is the first year it has really bloomed. It is covered in tiny seed pods, just waiting to burst open. I cut…

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Spring Outings – Dandenong Ranges Botanic Gardens

Sundays are my days off to play or catch up on family stuff, occasionally when I am really busy, editing and client stuff too. But recently I have been finding a slightly better work/life balance (well so I keep telling myself). So last Sunday we headed off with one of our photography groups to the…

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