Saturday, October 13, 2012

Mmmm ... Dessert

Mexican Night at Iona's. Dessert was two thirds healthy, one third chocolate, but totally yummy.

Monday, September 24, 2012

New Orchid

I bought myself a new plant this weekend. It's a dendrobium orchid. Isn't it pretty?

Monday, September 17, 2012

Ranunculus in Cream

I planted some ranunculus bulbs a while ago, not knowing what colours I had. The recent rain has definitely helped them thrive and I have a couple of beautiful cream flowers. I had a little bit of a play and came up with one photo and one photo with the colour boosted. I'm posting the second one because I really like the way the petals change colour to show where the light is hitting the flower.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Pretty Flowers

Some of my ranunculus have finally flowered. They're a lovely cream colour and they've got so many petals. I think they look a little like a crinoline petticoat upside down (or what I imagine an upside down crinoline would look like). So pretty!!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


I haven't got it quite right, or even remotely close, but there is a gorgeous moon out this evening. it's bright and clear and makes me feel calm and peaceful (if a trifle chilly).

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Mt Eden Gardens

My friend took me along to Mt Eden Gardens today. I've never been. It was the tulip festival today. And sunny. So it seemed like a good day to go. I have to admit though, that I didn't actually take any photos of any tulips!

I did however, take some photos of a giant magnolia, a michela bubbles (if that's the name, I remember the bubbles bit, just not sure of the other one) and a pond.

It was lovely to just wander around for a while. it ended up taking longer than we expected and we needed the sustenance of a cuppa and a cake before going on our way. But the sunshine made it worth it.

Friday, August 24, 2012

A Fish Shaped Egg!!

One of my new purchases from a great site called Little Japan Mama. It's a mould that makes an egg into a fish!!! Hahahahaha!!!