Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Flowers in Auckland

I have enjoyed a relaxing few days so far here in Auckland. While I have not much to report here (except for the fact that you can expect book reviews at some stage as I have been reading a lot!) I did enjoy taking a little stroll around my grandparents house and photographing all the flowers they had (amazing, considering it is winter right now!) So I thought I would share some of my favourites with you! :) Besides, our blog does have a floral name, so it makes sense that from time to time we have flowers in our blog! I am no photographer, so please excuse the blurry look in some of them. And yes, just to make it more interesting, I decided to put my all-time favourtie poem, Daffodils, by William Wordsworth with it (even though it isn't quite the time of year for it)!

By William Wordsworth

"I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed--and gazed--but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils."

The End :)

I loved these little yellow flowers - so sunshiney, their colour reminds me of daffodils!
These are artifical - but they still looked so lovely that I couldn't resist taking a photo! :)
Also, here are some other photos I took while walking around my grandparent's house that I also want to share . . .

I loved this little picture - aren't the birds lovely? The little flowers remind me of daisies!

So true!

I had to add this one for you, Daisy! :)

This reminds me of the autumn shoot Daisy recently posted - the oranges and reds in it are a lot more vibrant in real life.

My sister Jessica's little notebook given to her from my grandma as a diary of the trip!

This lovely cushion cover is very siginifigant as my grandma told me that it was done by my great-grandmother (yes, the one with the middle name of Daisy!) only a few years before she died. :( I miss you, great-grandmother - visiting Auckland just isn't the same!
Another cushion cover - this one was done by (I think!) a lady in the church of a town where my mum grew up! I'm missing you, Mum, Dad and my brother while I'm here in Auckland! And you too, Daisy!
God bless you all and I hope to update you all again soon with a more informative post!

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