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Adolescent Paradise Shelduck

Adolescent Paradise Shelduck

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Yesterday before the rain

The weather forecast mentioned increasing cloud and rain. That all seemed to come in a little earlier than forecast so with the clouds thickening as a warning we headed out for a short stroll at Aotea Lagoon. Our timing was perfect and we enjoyed the sheltered area near the small duck pond and rose garden.
No spring baby water fowl were in evidence and the stunning flowering cherry tree was still to burst forth but there were some other lovely colours to soak up and record with the camera.
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Kowhai trees in full flower at Aotea Lagoon, Porirua

Kowhai trees in full flower at Aotea Lagoon, Porirua


Iceland Poppies

Iceland Poppies


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This Wisteria will be a mass of flower and fragrance in the next week. I suspect the colour of the flowers will deepen as more emerge.
Wisteria at Aotea Lagoon, Porirua

Wisteria at Aotea Lagoon, Porirua

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Today is wet, windy and cold again. Truly spring in Wellington.

Late summer roses at the Aotea Lagoon Rose Garden today

Enjoy these lovely late summer blooms at the Aotea Lagoon Rose Garden today.
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And take time to reflect a little on life.
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Dappling, dabbling and dawdling

When the spring winds died later in the afternoon yesterday we headed to Aotea Lagoon for a walk and to enjoy the surroundings there.
I particularly enjoyed the dappling of the sun on water in the larger of the two duck ponds.
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The ducks were dabbling.
This gull was content to allow me to dawdle very close to his/her perch.
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And other gulls were dawdling in a group near the main Lagoon.
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Sun, late afternoon light, water, nature….what could be better on a late Sunday afternoon in September.