Friday, November 14, 2014

Flora and fauna in Queens Gardens..



Did I mention yesterday how beautiful Queens Gardens were? From the mass planting of hot orange/red Canna Lilies, which by the way remind me so much of my time in Africa.. to the cool blue and white of the Agapanthus set amongst the green of the palms and ferns.. I can see why the gardens are such a popular venue for wedding photos.


So many birds, coming...


... and going!


..and nervously nesting, I think I was getting a little too close for comfort!


There were, not surprisingly, people there also :) Some taking photos like moi, some just sitting and enjoying the gardens.. and others practicing the age old tradition of T'ai chi ch'uan, I've often thought about trying this, it looks like a serene way to exercise, but I believe it can give you a bit of a work out also.. have any of you tried it? Tomorrow I'll show you the other reason apart from Peter Pan that I came to visit Queens Garden, bit of an unrequited love story! Happy Friday, take care... p.s. can birds be described as fauna :)


31 comments:

  1. what a fine series. Your top shot is a great angle.


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
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  2. Gorgeous, colorful flowers and wonderful captures of them all!! And, of course, I love the ducks!!! Hope you're getting ready for a great weekend!!

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  3. We still have a few flowers about until the frost comes. What you show here is just lovely. I feel warm all over. Thank you for that!

    So lovely to see you appear in the comments here in Coventry. I am gradually getting back in blogging...slowly. Our family has moved from Melbourne area to China, so your photos show me something of what they are missing for the next 3 years. I'll be back more regularly now. Lauren xx

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  4. Hi Grace, of course birds also count to fauna :)
    And I love the third photo, I have a crush on blue and white :))
    The ducks are cute - even from behind ;)
    ♥ Knipsa

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  5. It's nice to see springtime, even if I can't feel it. ;-)

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  6. Oh, Grace, you made my grey November day with these pics! Beautiful!
    I never tried T'ai chi ch'uan, guess I would not have the patience... But yoga is my alternative :-) I go after "Yoga" by Kareen Zebroff

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  7. wow Grace,
    beautiful flowers, sweet birds.. and a nice nature, well done, saluti

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  8. It is cold and a mix of snow/rain is coming down so it is wonderful to see these shots, Grace!

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  9. Gorgeous flowers and love the birds. I believe fauna encompasses all of animal life so I'd include birds in that. What a gorgeous place to take a walk.

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  10. I think I'm in love...with Australia!

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  11. Oo! You almost knocked me down with the color in that first photo. :-)

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  12. Always nice to see some Antipodean colour on a grey day in England.

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  13. I feel zen all of a sudden! Ah the agapanthus, one of my favourite flowers!

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  14. Spring is such a lovely time of the year to be out and about. Those Canna Lillies are on fire.

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  15. Beautiful colours in those gardens, Grace, and that mother duck will always be watchful!

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  16. Oh how beautiful... It is getting a bit grey here. Happy Spring!
    Sorry not to have visited in awhile....Janey

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  17. Spring is such a delightful season.

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  18. Birds sure ain't flora, honey. Your aggies are out already? Not a peep of blue to be seen here yet. Don't cannas just look so good when massed in a large flower bed.

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  19. beautiful garden images. the duck family is so cute.

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  20. We have lots of orange canna lilies here, too, and they look fabulous in the spring. At this time of year they are just gathering their strength. Unrequited love? Oooooh. Now we are getting personal.

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  21. A lovely gardens to wander around in, very colourful and I like the wildlife.

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  22. Always such a surprise to see you are living in a complete other season now as we. Flowers, young ducks, enjoy it!

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  23. You've done the garden colors well. Monet might paint this.

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  24. The flowers are looking beautiful in Queens Gardens. I think I know what's coming tomorrow...

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  25. Thank u Grace for these images! I'd love to visit this park!

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  26. Amazing walk in this garden! Arianna

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  27. The first shot is beautiful.
    Many type of variegated Cannas are my favorite.
    And, The fourth shot is cute.

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