a traditional story, especially one concerning
the early history of a people or explaining a natural
or social phenomenon, and typically involving
supernatural beings or events.

My image for this post was captured at

the Hamilton Gardens (NZ) in 2018

Legend has it that Romulus and Remus,

the twin founders of Rome, were abandoned as children

and had to be suckled by a wolf until they were discovered

by a wandering shepherd.

Eventually, they founded the great city on Palatine Hill,

the very place where they had

been cared for by the wolf.

This is likely just a myth, but history abounds

with real stories of children who really were

raised by animals.

Source: https://www.treehugger.com/children-who-were-raised-by-animals-4869172







a fabric with a floral design.


Wardrobe Florals


Perhaps not a true floral, however, my

Bamboo Shirts are all of this style.



Then there are nature’s florals…

Tropical floral

These Rhodendron images were captured either…

…in or around…


…New Zealand’s Taupo or…

…the Hamilton Gardens (NZ).

Bridal florals


Finally, there always seems to be

a new floral in the garden.







Any future visit to Canada would…

…have to include a morning at…

…the Butchart Sunken Gardens…

…on Vancouver Island.



A bit closer to home is…

…the Hamilton Gardens…

…in New Zealand’s North Island.


Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:…Gardens






a doorway, gate, or other entrance,
especially a large and imposing one


Upon entering the

Hamilton Botanic Gardens

in New Zealand’s North island…

…visitors have a two or three minute walk

before reaching central circular feature equipped…

…with archway portals into the

various other sections of the gardens.

Adjoining gardens are also equipped

with features…

…doors and archways…

…all of which have a short description

(foreground path left)

before entering the portal,

of what to expect in the new section.

Some portals are well gardarded.

Even on the return journey the guards

are rather imposing.

This was a fun portal.

The gates opened automatically. 

Children would love it.







a doorway, gate, or other entrance,
especially a large and imposing one.

One of the portals between…

…different gardens at the

Hamilton Gardens in New Zealand.

I am told doors similar to these

featured in Narnia.