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Magnolia Forever

© Viviane Perenyi Pink Magnolia Flowers
Are you also noticing the change of season where you are ?

Here, except rugby fans who go all black, colours are nicely showing up…
And this is the little eye candy of the day.

Hope you enjoy !

© Viviane Perenyi Magnolia Flowers

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Are We There Yet ?

Sinemage Magnolia bloom

Looking at the frost outside yesterday morning, we are not there yet. No, winter is not over.
But when I walk by the beautiful magnolia in the Botanic Garden, I dream about Spring
And I know now it’s on the way. Soon !

Sinemage Magnolia bloom

The past days have been so pleasant…

Paprika and I caught the shuttle to Matiu-Somes island under a peaceful blue sky on Sunday.
And I walked up on the skyline at the beginning of the week to enjoy the view over Cook strait with Kaikoura ranges snow-capped.

Sinemage Magnolia bloom closeup

Maybe I should have titled this post magnolia for ever

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La Vie En Rose… And Red Also !

It’s been a couple of days already I noticed these bright colours poping around and specially in Wellington Botanic Garden. That’s a natural gift of such beauty ! Flowers in winter ! Naked trees but colours !

So, on one of the day, exceptionaly dry*, I went for a walk there to enjoy this colourful show !

The first time I visited, I did not like so much Wellington Botanic Garden. I had in mind Auckland Domain with its wide green lawns, its majestic old trees and the summer sun…

No, the Botanic Garden, is completely different, alike Wellington city: compact and steep. But I learnt to appreciate it. How couldn’t I ? Each season offers a new surprise ! After fall with trees dressing in red and gold, winter brought some shrubs -and trees- with red and pink flowers !

This magnolia is 73 year-olds ! I wish I could be so beautiful at this age !

The garden was also filled sometimes with a delicate scent, but I could not source where it comes from. It was like in a wonderland !

I am a total neophyte and can not tell you which shrub is this, with these scarlet flowers but I love it !

I was surprised by the followings pictures, the light and the colours would never let you guess it’s winter !

* The weather has been awful for many days, just rain, rain and rain again…

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