Friday, 25 April 2014

A day in Auburn gardens with the Nz's


My daughter's partner parents are over from NZ they came out to spend the day with us, so we went to the Auburn Gardens for a wonder around the weather is like summer today 29C and the sun is shinning a pretty good way to spend the day.
The wee roo's are shy today not wanting to leave this log.
They are cute fellows.
They have a open air theatre this is the stage of course you all know this fellow not sure what you call this he thinks it's some sort of dance.
Now that's a dropped chest if ever I seen one.
These two are holding up the tree, look at that water they must put something in it to come up that colour, I never seen water that colour.

The trees have grown since I was last here.
And this is a termite mound, I think.

More strange water



I told him to stand next to this plant and show how big it is, of course we did a silly pose he just can't help himself.
This guy was wondering around but not that friendly.
There is a babbling brook.
and a garden of lovely smells and herbs.
reflection pool
These fellows were the star of the show
I only saw two peacocks but being school holidays maybe they were in a protected area, as they can be hostile towards children as they like to pat and peacocks don't really like that.
These guys just wondered around honking in a large group.

When we got to close they marched off in single file, they all had to duck to go under the rope, this is the lucky last one.
The peacocks were not friendly not like when it's mating season in spring.

Mal was sitting with her paws on my shoulder checking out the screen but moved as I reached for the camera, she got a urgent urge to clean her foot so I just missed the picture.

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  1. Tthe Auburn Gardens look magnificent. And wow ... the colour of that water ... I've never seen anything like it!

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    1. They are wonderful when the cherry blossom is out in the japanese section I will go again and take photos when that is happening.
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  2. A nice ramble round. I wonder if there is copper in that water?

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    1. Don't know, wouldn't it take a lot of copper to send it that colour.
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  3. What a pretty, pretty place to visit. Look at that cute little roo! And- yes-they MUST dye that water! xo Diana

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    1. It is nice and in walking distance from my house but I have to be feeling pretty energetic.
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  4. Merle,
    Auburn Gardens is very pretty. And look at those kangaroos! I love the peacocks. They are the most delightful birds. The water is very unique and pretty. So glad you had a nice visit there.

    love,
    ~Sheri

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  5. by the way, I like your rain Header and background. I just recently took some rain pictures from my car window, and I always appreciate a rainy day,

    ~Sheri

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    1. We had one today but it's all cleared up now.
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  6. What a wonderful outing. Thank you.
    A grey day here - but warm.

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    1. We had a grey day today too
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  7. Such a pretty place to spend the day - that plant really is big! I've heard peacock's are quite mean - they use them for 'watchdogs' around here. They sure are pretty, though. Isn't it cute about your cat with her paws. xo Karen

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    1. The peacock's were a bit ratty looking I think they were moulting maybe thats not a nice experience.
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  8. That was an enjoyable outing you took us on. It's exciting to see all the lush greenery. All we see here is dry and brown. I like the first photo of you with the cat. I think the beer-fairy is waiting to be discovered.

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    1. This place is always green, it's built on a creek that always had water so they pump it into the garden in times of drought.
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  9. What lovely gardens! I love the babbling brook and the geese look quite stately, marching along with their heads held high.
    Laughing at the beer fairy doing a dance. A rain dance? For Perth? I tried one but it didn't work.
    When I was little I remember a dropped chest being called a treasure chest because it was sunken.

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    1. The rain dance worked here we had rain the next day,would you like me to send him over to Perth.
      He likes the idea of his dropped chest being his treasure.
      Merle........

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    2. I'm in Adelaide, but Mimsie in Perth says they are desperate for rain.

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  10. That looks like a wonderful day out with friends. And, I do like your picture with Mal. Very sweet.

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    1. Mal often watched TV with the beer fairy but i never have my camera when she sits next to him puts her paw on his leg and pays attention.
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  11. That's the colour our spring fed pond turns briefly in the spring. I think it's the minerals in the soil gets washed into the pond after the snow melt...but perhaps they do it to clean the water?
    Jane x
    PS Love your friend's dress!

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    1. There was movement in the water so I pretty sure there are fish in there so it could be just minerals.
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  12. Hari OM
    You two ladies are so prettily dressed... and those gardens are wonderful. Bit worried about that water - not sure that is too healthy!! Lovely outing and thanks for bringing us along &*<> YAM xx

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    1. Thank you it's rare that anyone notices my outfit anymore not sure about Sue, I liked her dress too.
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  13. what a great outing, you must have had fun, that husband of yours is a hoot, lol so funny, he woul dmake it a fun time for sure, I never knew peacocks were aggressive, I have never been near one,

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    1. You are right he never grew up but sometimes it a bit of a worry.
      The beer fairy once delivered cattle food to a farmer on the outskirts of Sydney he had peacocks and they didn't like some of the drivers and would attack so some of the guys refused to go there, the beer fairy gets along with most animals so he was fine.
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