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Sunday, September 20, 2009

spring tulips

we had a wonderful afternoon wandering around the botanical gardens yesterday, admiring and photographing these spring tulips

here are some for your enjoyment too!

the gardens are very popular for wedding photos. we're not entirely sure whether she was aware of it or not, but this gorgeous bride's dress was totally see-through (not that you can tell from this shot, and i wouldn't be so rude as to post a picture!) she and her bridesmaid were stunning
the view looking down at the rose garden (it's much prettier in the summer)
the hubs took this one

and this one too
i took this one on my point-and-shoot!
this bed was planted to honour the dutch community in new zealand
this tui bird was full of the joys of spring
but his enthusiasm wasn't matched by everyone...

there's a path (that we're sitting on) that has been put there especially, so that when you're being photographed (as we are!) - it looks like you're sitting in a field of tulips

tara and i
me and the hubs

9 sleeps til italy!!!!!

23 comments:

KK said...

Gorgeous, I love flowers!

Tiaras said...

those tulips are so stunning - I love your hair!!

mandyb said...

we have just spent the afternoon there too... today... so stunning and warm.... isnt it funny how some tulips were open and near end of life while others werent even opened.... still stunning though

Misty said...

What beautiful flowers! I would love a bouquet of those! Stopping by from SITS!

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Drahdrah said...

Hi from SITS. What beautiful pictures ! Hmmm... 9 sleeps till Italy. Sounds exciting, and romantic ! Happy Sunday.

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Absolutely great pic!.So bright colours.
I love flowers.
Have a happy Sunday! :)
over SITS.

Pam said...

I am so jealous! We are just seeing the first signs of fall here and I know that means the dreaded snow is right around the corner! I love those tulip photos!

Tammy Howard said...

Tulips are in my top five favorites... beautiful pics!!!

You're headed to warm while we're headed to cold... sigh.

Elaine A. said...

Wow, so pretty! I just adore tulips so much and it's so fun to see those as WE are coming upon Fall here!

Italy? You're going? So jealous...

Paula said...

Wow, those orange and white tulips are really amazing together. Lovely.

And I'm jealous about your trip to Italy. It's seriously one of my favorite places ever.

blueviolet said...

How absolutely spectacular! And you, my dear, are adorable, through and through.

Janine said...

was a gorgeous weekend weather wise. Great shots of the tulips....oh I like the new doo. Was taken aback by the gear one has to wear as a goalie.Seeing it step by step was so interesting.

Michelle said...

LOVE the photos Sue!!!!

Wow! Italy? So jealous!

Sweet Annabelle said...

The sight of all those tulips fills me with autumn envy over here! 9 sleeps - oh, my!

Jaina said...

What a beautiful place! I love those shots, how neat of them to purposely put in a path for such great pictures.

Queenie Jeannie said...

GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! What a lovely place to visit! Happy Spring!!

Debbie said...

What incredible photos! I love these.

Maricris Zen Mama said...

Fabulous Tara! I love all the flower pictures. I'm glad you're happy that spring has arrived. Us, we're bracing ourselves for fall & winter. Brrr.... I'm not so fun of the cold weather & thick coats :)

Teri said...

Tulips are my ABSOLUTE favorite flowers! I keep meaning to plant them in my garden. I am GOING to plant some in a couple of months.

I sure do miss spring. Your flower pix are awesome!

the mama bird diaries said...

So gorgeous!!

Working Mum said...

It's so spooky. I've just bought my tulip bulbs to plant for next spring and here you are showing me the tulips in bloom in NZ. I love spring, such potential.

Lamonica Epps said...

Beautiful pictures. Tulips are one of my favorite flowers. Have fun on your trip.

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Ann said...

Love the tui bird. You have done a great job, and the flowers.

Congrats for 25 long years. Quite a remarkable feat in todays' world.

Have you always lived in Wellington, I find it too cold and windy.

came Via Bettyl's site to say hi.

Cheers,

Ann from Auckland.