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Magnolia’s in bloom at Yatton Park. Pretty arn’t they?

Copyright Lisa Sarsfield 2009

Copyright Lisa Sarsfield 2009

I took this the other day and have just uploaded it from my camera…so this is a very kast minute post for this theme! You can check out the other entries for “New Life” on the Moody Monday Website. These buds are from an Oak tree anticipating the start of Spring.

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 I think Cherry trees are almost perfect! The provide a fantastic show in both Spring and Autumn and their branches stretch out to form a stunning canopy of colour. I took this photo the other day before picking the kids up from school and the cherry blossom photo is obviously from my archives. I didn’t set out with the intention of replicating the photo in it’s opposite  but when I got there I realised I could and tried to remember where it was I had stood. My memory served me pretty well! I think the courtyard (in Greerton) looks equally good in both seasons although if you want to see some more  of  spring please visit my blogging friend John who recently posted a lovely spring shot from his backyard.

Copyright Lisa Sarsfield 2009

Copyright Lisa Sarsfield 2009

Copyright Lisa Sarsfield 2008

Today I went for a walk to my local pond just to see what I could see, due to family circumstances I havn’t been able to wander about with my camera for a while. I’ve had to make the most of stolen moments. After several days of too much telly and too much time looking at a computer screen what I really needed to do was go and sit by the pond and breathe in some fresh air, hear the sounds of the wild life and take a little time to be by myself!

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I took 65 photos in the space of half an hour! I love digital! The dragonfly shots were the hardest challenge because they are so small and you have to get dragonflies that sit still long enough.  Not being an expert on dragonflies I assume that these two are mating and all though they are different from each other I have no idea which is male and which is female. If any readers know please feel free to enlighten me!

I have spider nests to post tommorrow:) Lots of them!

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Accross the road…and everywhere! These fields of wild daisies and clovers are in abundance at the moment. Overgrown sections in subdivisions, verges and anywhere that hasn’t seen a lawn mower for a while all boast these wild flowers. I guess some people think they are messy but personally  I like the informal plantings.

Election Day tomorrow….

UPDATE>>> check out the 2 new additions to my blog roll.  A walk through AUCKLAND (NZ) and VERONA DP (Italy). More to come!

Weed or not the fennel is beautiful as this time of year. The opened flower heads are white, not an offwhite or a grey- white but a lovely clean white. The imature flower head is soft dusky pinks and they have that country cottage sort of appeal to them. I wasn’t joking when I said on my last DP post that I took about 20 of photos of the fennel! You can see  dusky pinks here  here and here a big bold white flower here. They arn’t low res like they are here:) Although you can click on any of these pics to enlarge them.