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August 12, 2010

Sinemage Magnolia bloom

Looking at the frost outside yesterday morning, we are not there yet. No, winter is not over. But when I walk by the beautiful magnolia in the Botanic Garden, I dream about Spring… And I know now it’s on the way. Soon !

Sinemage Magnolia bloom

The past days have been so pleasant…

Paprika and I caught the shuttle to Matiu-Somes island under a peaceful blue sky on Sunday. And I walked up on the skyline at the beginning of the week to enjoy the view over Cook strait with Kaikoura ranges snow-capped.

Sinemage Magnolia bloom closeup

Maybe I should have titled this post magnolia for ever

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En regardant le givre à l’extérieur hier matin, nous n’y sommes pas encore. Non, l’hiver n’est fini. Mais lorsque je marche sous le superbe magnolia du jardin botanique, je me prends à rêver du printemps… Et je sais à présent qu’il est en chemin. Bientôt !

Ces derniers jours ont été si plaisants…

Paprika et moi avons pris la navette pour Matiu-Somes island sous un ciel bleu paisible dimanche dernier. Et je suis montée sur le skyline au début de la semaine pour admirer la vue au delà du détroit de Cook avec les Kaikoura ranges enneigés.

Peut-être aurais-je dû intituler ce billet magnolia for ever


Comments

Beautiful! It will soon be spring and here autumn is on it’s way… Cheers, Rosa Rosa

Not long now :) I’m enjoying all the magnolias in bloom at the moment too. Your photos are amazing as usual. shaz

Beautiful! Your pictures are awesome! Piggy

*Those colors seem too good to be true. Just another reason to visit New Zealand some day. You should work for the tourism office! Cheers, *Heather** heather

So pretty!! I need sun! Even summer here is like autumn :( mycookinghut

Rosa, thank you ! Shaz, I know we feel the same on each side of the Tasman sea ;) Piggy, thank you ! Heather, you are too sweet. NZ could be a nice honey moon destination ;) MyCookingHut, don’t forget the scorching heat you’ve got this Summer. But I know you are like me and can’t get enough of sun and warm ! Vanille

How beautiful… I must go walk in the Botanic Gardens more often! I used to go there regularly when I lived in Kelburn but these days it’s a rare occasion. And I can’t wait for spring either :) [email protected] Gourmet

Glorious magnolias Vanille! well, at least the sky looks really blue, my husband was there two days ago and he told me that the weather was good! Alessandra

Those blossoms are sooooo gorgeous. It may be winter where you are and summer where I am, but it sure feels like fall here already. We’ve had a strange summer that’s been quite cool. So I can empathize with your longing for a little more of that toasty sunshine. Carolyn Jung

C’est magnifique, j’adore les Magnolias, de superbes photos! J’en ai d’ailleurs vu un sur la route de la Plaine des Cafres :D bisous plume_d_argent

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