Saturday, May 2, 2009

Weekly Winners : 26 April - 2 May

Barleria obtusa - a small flowered indigenous low growing shrub


I have had fun with my flower photos of this week and creating mosaics. The garden is in it's last flush of autumn flowers before our winter sets in. Our winters are pretty cold - can be freezing - but we do have sunshine most days .. lucky us!! We very very rarely have snow - I have only experienced snow twice here in Johannesburg in the 35 years we've been here. .. and we come from Rhodesia/Zimbabwe which has the BEST climate in the world ... hot to mild summers and mild winters.
Soooo ... the first mosaic is curls and swirls of a canna and arum leaf, iris and fuschia



... nasturtium, palm, cactus, cycad, fuschia buds

.... tiny white plectranthus, ivy, canna leaf, nasturtium, bougainvillea (Donya), canna leaf (again), daylily

... arum leaf, hypoestes aristata (ribbon bush), cactus, bougainvillea (Donya - again!), Iceberg rose, daylily




.... succulents flowers ..



.. water droplets on the echevaria ...



Magnificent fungi have grown on a stump of a shrub which was cut down a couple of years ago ..


... and whenever I see them I start singing ...

"Three little men in a flying saucer flew round the world one day,
they looked left and right and didn't like the sight, so one man flew away.
Two little men in a flying saucer .......... ...... ..... "


What would a Weekly Winners post be without a littlie or two ...!!!!!

... just one today -




For more Weekly Winners take a look at Lotus' blog - sarcasticmom.com

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17 comments:

  1. Love that fungus!! wow!!
    LOL at Connor's feet on your couch again.

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  2. Your garden must be amazing with all those beautiful flowers and plants. Wonderful set this week. The pink smiley face sticker is cute!

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  3. Your photos are fabulous! I love all of the flower shots.

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  4. All of these photos are just lovely Avril. I could spend ages just gazing at the different textures and colours of your garden. The photos of Connor made me smile as well. cheers Kim

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  5. Awesome flower photo's. And, I love the smiley sticker.

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  6. Beautiful Flowers...Beautiful Fungi...Beautiful Boy!

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  7. The flower shots are amazing! I really need to figure out how to capture those kind of shots myself.

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  8. Wow! The flower shots are all amazing!

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  9. Great series! I so love flowers!

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  10. Love the flowers and the foliage! And the sneakers shot is just too precious!

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  11. A lot of your flowers grow here too, but that's one I've never seen before.

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  12. your flowers are so pretty...glad you added the photo of your grandson...it makes the post complete

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  13. I love all the flowers and plants!

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  14. I love the fungi - always had a fascination for that! Missed my blogging for a while. Good to be back!

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  15. Your garden photos are excellent. Great shots and the collections (only becauise I can spell collage - or is that right) are beautiful. Well done. Now I need to go back to my garden for more

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  16. How could I have missed those!! What a great series Avril!! You have such a lovely garden!

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