Dunedin Botanic Garden, Part II

It’s full on spring now and I went back to the gardens to see what was to be seen.  The gardens are only a half mile or so from my house, so it’s the easiest thing in the world to pop down Saturday or Sunday after finishing up cooking or some housework.

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The gardens have a great variety of plants and I’m trying to get the names of them when I can, but a lot of it isn’t labelled.  So please feel free to identify any of the plants in hte comments.

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These little flowers were absolutely gorgeous – I loved their arrangement, size, and coloring.

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And these ones were right across from the pond.  I’m really enchanted by plants where the buds are different colors than the flowers.

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This is the little pond the flowers were nearby. There was a woman painting it in watercolors when I walked by – I wish I was that talented!

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The gardens go up the side of a small hill and though it’s not steep to walk up, it does make for some very lovely views.

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After I was done walking around and saying hello to the birds, I sat in a lawn and read a book for an hour.  I kept on getting distracted by the light through the grass.

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I didn’t quite do it justice, but the views were amazing, if distracting from my novel!

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The sun was setting as I made my way home.  Dunedin’s heart is nestled in a valley and the town goes up hills on both sides – so I could stand on one hillside and take pictures of another.

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On the way home, I took pictures of a few flowers growing into the sidewalks.  Dunedin is very green! This rose was one of my favorites – I loved the faded edges of the petals.

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And, just to take a small break from the close-ups, a flowering bush waving in the sunlight.  It was an amazing evening.

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