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Floral Friday Challenge.

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Butchart Gardens…11

This week back at Butchart Gardens.

Not sure if these a Redwoods or some other variety

Google says there are Redwoods in the Gardens.

Azaleas of rhododendrons?

 

 

Begonias…

all from

Vancouver Island,

British Columbia,

Canada.

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Floral Friday

Floral Friday

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Places-People-Visit 1810

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During our flying visit to New Zealand for

our son’s engagement party in February…

we only visited Auckland.

 

Prior to his October wedding in Auckland we decided

to make the visit worthwhile and more relaxing.

One of our planned destinations was Rotorua

where we heard about and visited

the Whakarewarewa Maori Village.

 

 

While it is a living Maori Village

its geothermal properties are also quite active.

The yellowish bag just right of centre is

a bag of corn cobs cooking in a geothermal pool.

 

The Hobbit Movie Set near Matamata was also

on our destination list and well worth the visit.

 Not far from Matamata and not on our list

of ‘must visits’ was the Hamilton Gardens.

If you have any interest in gardening at all it is well worth a visit.

In October 2014 as part of the 2014 Garden Tourism Awards,

Hamilton Gardens was awarded the prestigious title of

International Garden of the Year.

We only had time to visit the enclosed gardens.

Auckland and a wedding was calling.

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Floral Friday18-Oct12

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Floral Friday Challenge.

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Butchart Gardens…10This week back at Buchart Gardens but featuring

the Dragon Fountain…

was presented to Butchart Gardens in 2015 to…

the City of Victoria to celebrate the 35th anniversary between

Victoria and its sister city, Suzhou…

in the People’s Republic of China.

 

An inspiring work of art.

Now some nearby floral images…

from Vancouver Island,

British Columbia,

Canada.

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Floral Friday

Floral Friday

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Things-People-Play-With

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Things People Play With...

a boat on the shores of Lake Taupo.

Auckland shows why it is called

the City of Sails.

I’m not sure if this is a person playing with their phone camera,

or me using my toy to its best advantage to capture an image of…

the Cultural performance at Rotorua’s

Whakarewarewa Maori Village.

Finally, playing with the dog at Takapuna Beach.

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Floral Friday18-Sep21

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Floral Friday Challenge.

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Butchart Gardens…9

Some random images this week from…

Butchart Gardens…

Victoria, Vancouver Island…

British Columbia, Canada.

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Floral Friday

Floral Friday

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