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  • Lilith __, in reply to Abbie,

    Oh Lilith! Do you know the name of that top pink magnolia? It is none other than Mark Jury, named for him when he was but a small boy. We have the original plant in our park here.

    Oh how wonderful! :-) The Botanic Gardens' specimen is large and handsome, and wafting a tantalising scent from flowers that are too high to sniff directly!

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to Lilith __,

    Yes indeed Nora! Soft and slightly uncanny…

    Oh, or possibly siamese twin mice?

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2700 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

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    Hauraki plains, turning on the mistiness. And a horse, of course.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2450 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to JacksonP,

    turning on the mistiness

    Hey, spooky!!

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

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    I give you scary trees, and

    cloud punctuation

    South Hagley.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs,

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    No horses, no mist, no scary trees, no My Little Pony even

    just a magnolia

    and a (ripe) alpine strawberry

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2700 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Nora Leggs,

    just a magnolia

    and a (ripe) alpine strawberry

    Just scary alien life-forms! :-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Nora Leggs,

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    alpine strawberry

    Is that a canary berry?

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2450 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to JacksonP,

    canary

    Awwww!

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

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    Spring broke,
    Grass grows.
    Tree!

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Lilith __,

    The Botanic Gardens’ specimen is large and handsome, and wafting a tantalising scent from flowers that are too high to sniff directly!

    Where is it in the Gardens Lilith?

    You have a wonderful suite of pics today – I especially like the magnolias looking up and the daffs looking across.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2898 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Hebe,

    Thanks Hebe! I entered the Gardens over the footbridge from the daffodil woodland, and walked alongside the river towards the Curator's house. The Mark Jury and several others are to the left of the path (ie.facing the river).

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Lilith __,

    The Mark Jury and several others

    My Great-Uncle had a fondness for magnolias – he probably arranged to have them planted near his house!
    The woodland is lovely in flower. I believe that many of bulbs were planted as the result of fundraising post WW2.
    Twenty years or so ago Vicki Buck had the very cool idea of planting bulbs in the median strip of the neglected Linwood Ave, now it bursts into colour at the eastern end every spring.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2898 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Lilith __,

    flora abunda...

    ...amazing magnolia perule

    I never knew that!
    I'd gone with 'furry flower pod' for decades and now I find the floral envelope has such wonderful names: perula, perianth, perigone and calyx...


    a rosebud by any other name...
    Now I no longer languish outside
    the secret lives of flowers,
    but I do not go genital into that,
    good night!

    (sorry Dylan T)

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7943 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    Spring broke

    Howdy stranger. You have been spotted by eagle eyed M in our neighbourhood. Is this a flying visit, or are you around next week for neighbourly imbibing?

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2450 posts Report Reply

  • Chris Waugh,

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    This morning’s cloudscape.

    And 15 minutes later.

    Wellington • Since Jan 2007 • 2401 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to JacksonP,

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    Hiya JP. I’m off back north in the morning but back Wed night so Thurs nite at the Hood sounds good. See ya then then :)

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Chris Waugh,

    Blue mackerel sky.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2898 posts Report Reply

  • ChrisW, in reply to Chris Waugh,

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    And 15 minutes later.

    Apart from the framing, I see a resemblance to yours in my plum tree on Tuesday. Today's sky not at all like this though.

    Gisborne • Since Apr 2009 • 851 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to ChrisW,

    my plum tree

    Beautiful!

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

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    A regiment of wallflowers and a bare tree. Botanic Gardens.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    I recognize the chairs. Pt Erin Pool? Many happy memories of sunburning myself lying on the pebbles in front of those chairs (although they were different chairs back then). The stones would get super hot so we'd wet them a little then lie on them until we'd sucked the heat out, then move along a bit. A time lapse shot would have shown a group of children apparently sliding along the ground on our stomachs, diving in, then getting out further along and repeating.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10650 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    Beerz in da hood? Gots study break, can haz?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10650 posts Report Reply

  • Chris Waugh, in reply to ChrisW,

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    I see some more resemblances from April.

    And one in pink.

    And this must've been late in the afternoon.

    Wellington • Since Jan 2007 • 2401 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to BenWilson,

    Cool 6 fits. where is our Jackie these days?

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

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