Wednesday around the World

This azalea bloom looks quite ordinary until
you realized that it's the second time the bush has
blooms this year! According the the calendar, it's the
middle of autumn but my garden has its own timeline.

So, let us know what's going on in your neck of the woods!
Link up below and share with us what is happening this week.


random Taranaki

This lovely hawk posed for a while before flying off.

My Easter surprise at Pukekura Park :)

A pair of yellow admirals have been hanging out at my flower garden.

This is the bloom of my swan plant.

Fantails show up occasionally and this one kept casting a shadow into the house 
the other night so I snapped his/her picture.

Good Random Fun (you pick!)


at the beach

Here are some coastal images for my northern hemisphere friends who
might need a little warm-me-up :)


in my garden

 After many days of warm rain, it's beginning to look like autumn is close by.
The weather is warm during the day but cooler at night but the colors of
the garden don't care--they just do what they are meant to do.

These yellow flowers are from a potted plant that Hubby surprised me with last
summer. I am so happy that four of the five plants bloomed beautifully this fall.

This is a running geranium in my wishing well, but it sure looks like a tibouchina bloom.

My red geranium in the wishing well is very happy.

Of course, these little guys popped up after the rain...

This is a yellow admiral (thanks, Hubby, for the id) that hangs around the house. Today I saw two of them.