iSpy #46 Lysha's photographic challenge
This week the 5 prompts were: House, Brown, Stitch, Architectural, your choice.
Nov. House: the early summer shot of our house. The flowering cherry in front is full of birds nesting. We see them darting in with beaksful of food and coming out empty, but we can't actually spot any nests (even from upstairs), the foliage is so dense. It keeps things cool in summer though.
Brown: pinecones that sit in a flower pot outside the potting shed. They are about 3 years old and have faded to lovely caramel shades.
Stitch: A little stitchery project called "Gertrude the Gardening Angel". She will be a panel on a tote bag.
Architectural: This house is a replica of Katherine Mansfield's house and is part of the Katherine Mansfield Garden at our local Hamilton Gardens (traditional colonial architecture for NZ). Hamilton Gardens is a collection of gardens that are world famous here. They are in quite a small space but you can't see one garden from another, they have been so cleverly designed. There are garden styles from all over the world (eg. Chinese, Indian, Italian, English, Tropical, Japanese etc., as well as specialist gardens such as medicinal, potager, surrealist, Maori.
Own choice: Sorry folks, it's more roses. These are standard Iceberg underplanted with Lavender Grosso with Feijoa hedge in the background. Of the twenty or so feijoa plants, there are 8 different varieties so we can have fruit over a longer time. You may know feijoa as pineapple guava. It is covered with flowers right now (promising a good fruiting); the flowers are red with golden stamens. Maybe I'll do a photo for this coming week.
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Have a great week.