Tag Archives: spring

Peony Bouquet

Peonies are in season here in Hawke’s Bay.  While my husband & I were out last weekend, we passed by a roadside flower stall on Havelock Road.  Their flowers were fresh cut and irresistible.  So I happily purchased 2 bunches of their short stemmed peonies.  Over the next week I enjoyed watching them open.  It was my first peony bouquet.  What a treat!  I’m sure there will be many more in my future!

Mixed peony bouquet.

A bouquet of peonies brightens up any room.

Mixed peony bouquet.

A bouquet of peonies is a special treat.

Mixed peony bouquet.

A bouquet of peonies is a special treat.

These images are available to purchase as Wall Art printed on professional paper or as a canvas wrap (ready to hang).  For more information about my Wall Art, please visit my website.

Spring Colour

We’ve had such a mild, dry winter that for some flowers, spring started much earlier than normal this year.  Last week I visited Clive Square with a friend of mine and discovered a little patch of anemones.  At first the patch looked a bit sparse & uninteresting.  But once I sat down and viewed them at their level, a whole other world appeared.  Their vibrant colours were captivating.  The Napier city gardeners do such a wonderful job planting the CBD.

A delicate purple anemone.

A delicate purple anemone.

Purple anemones.

Purple anemones.

Bright pink anemones.

Bright pink anemones.

These images are available to purchase as Wall Art printed on professional paper or as a canvas wrap (ready to hang).  For more information about my Wall Art , please visit my website.

A Nice Thing About Rain

I like going out & walking through my garden after it has rained.  It’s the little beads of water that the rain drops create on the leaves & flowers that are beautiful to see.  Sometimes they cling right to the edge of the petals & you wonder why they don’t just slip off.

So don’t let a little rain get you down, go out & explore!

Rose decorated with rain drops.

Rose decorated with rain drops.

Iris decorated with rain drops.

 

Morning at the Marina in Ahuriri

I’ve added some new images to my Ahuriri Gallery. It was a beautiful morning at the marina. The reflections of the sail boats & pleasure craft just sat on top on the water.  Over a short period of time, the wind or tide started to create little ripples in the reflections.

Pleasure boats resting on glassy water in Ahuriri Harbour.

Pleasure boats resting on glassy water in Ahuriri Harbour.

Pleasure boats in front of the Napier Sailing Club & The Bluewater Hotel in Ahuriri Harbour.
For other images in my Ahuriri Gallery, please visit my website.

These images are available to purchase as Wall Art printed on professional paper or as a canvas wrap (ready to hang).  For more information about my Wall Art, please visit my website.

Colourful Kayaks in Ahuriri

I was driving by Pandora Pond in Ahuriri, when I these punchy bright colours caught my eye.  The fun reflections were an added bonus!  Just minutes later, the kayaker class came to claim their boats & the glossy water was no more.

Brightly coloured kayaks lined up ready to be taken out by a class.

For other local Hawke’s Bay images, please visit my website.

 

Sunset Sunday #4

Last evening’s sunset was stunning.  Did you happen to see it too?  It was the sky opposite of the setting sun that grabbed all the attention.  These 3 images are all from last evening, yet they look so different.  Which do you like best?

Clouds, plus high-winds makes for a beautiful sunset over Hawke's Bay.

Clouds, plus high-winds makes for a beautiful sunset over Hawke’s Bay. #1

Clouds, plus high-winds makes for a beautiful sunset over Hawke's Bay.

Clouds, plus high-winds makes for a beautiful sunset over Hawke’s Bay. #2

Clouds, plus high-winds makes for a beautiful sunset over Hawke's Bay.

Clouds, plus high-winds makes for a beautiful sunset over Hawke’s Bay. #3

For more sunsets, please see my Sunsets, Clouds & Rainbows  gallery in my archive.

Winter’s End

Spring time is only a couple days away & you can see evidence of it everywhere!  I just had to grab the camera and take a drive into the back country of Hawke’s Bay.  Although the weather has been a bit grey recently, the skies did not disappoint.  It was a beautiful morning out & about.

Yellow daffodils blooming in spring.

Spring bulbs are already blooming in my garden.

A little lamb enjoying the warmth of the sunshine.

A little lamb enjoying the warmth of the sunshine.

The snow topped ranges stand watch over the green sheep pastures.

The snow topped ranges stand watch over the pastures.