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Saturday, 28 March 2009

Floral Haven


Kia ora

A beautiful space near my home is Maple Glen. These wonderful gardens are open daily from 9am to 5pm.

I was over there last evening with some friends from Christchurch and we wandered around the top to the crocus lawn then continued across the island, where the black swan was nesting, to the nursery and car park.

I have created a desktop with some of the beauties found there. I hope you like it.

To download a zip file with three sizes, please go here.

Thank you.

Saturday, 21 March 2009

A Sunny Flower


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The sunflowers are looking wonderful in my garden at the moment. A line dance of a dozen or so beautiful tall golden orbs stretching up to the sun in our blue autumn skies. The seeds are showing, already, on many of the flower heads, the birds have been up there on the flowers attempting to dig out those nutritious seeds.

You may download a zip file of three sizes here.

Friday, 20 March 2009

Jiminy Cricket, it's a Cicada


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Commonly known as crickets, although not actually so, this little fella sat on my hand in the car in a nearby town a few days ago, then wandered up my shirt front and into my hair, where I forgot about it, until the tickling down my shirt front, reminded me of the young cicada...it ended up on my runner beans a few kilometres away. It was the smallest cicada I'd ever seen, only about 10mm in length, they are normally twice that size which is why I think this one was just a baby.

You can download a zip file of this desktop in three sizes from here.

Thank you.

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Everyone's Irish on 17 March


Kia ora

St Patrick's Day is the National Day of Ireland and is said to honour the patron saint of that country.

St Patrick, born circa 385AD, died 17 March 461AD and this same day has been celebrated every year since, as a day for the Irish and those of Irish descent to wear the green and/or to eat Irish food and drink Guinness, Irish Whiskey or Bailey's Irish Cream on St Patrick's Day. Some might enjoy the lot.

A tale abounds that St Patrick used the three leaf shamrock to explain the Trinity. I have used the three leaf white clover, trifolium, that I found in my garden, on this desktop. The shamrock is thought to be a young clover.

I love clover, and remember searching for the pink flowered clovers to suck the honey. It is a long time since I have done that.

You can find a zip file with three sizes of desktop here.

I hope you enjoy it.

Thank you.

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