Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Looking, Looking.....












J and M looking at a peppercorn vine, native to South India where they were born


Satin Bowerbird nest - decorated by the male in blues!




Satin Bowerbird



Three-veined Hakea








Yesterday we had a wonderful day out in our closest larger city with our Indian friends. A visit to the Botanic Garden was even better than anticipated. I could easily spend a whole day roaming this extensive garden, soaking up the natural surrounds and taking photos. I had never seen a Satin Bowerbird before, an Australian native bird happily living in this garden. There was so much to explore - and ever more pleasant than the noisy, busy nearby shopping centres.....Unfortunately my husband has spent the last two days in bed, unwell, missing out on these great times.







We have thoroughly enjoyed listening to J speaking, he is so inspiring. The Indian food M made for Sunday's India night at church was sensational. It is a very special time. More opportunities to listen to J and M over the coming few days before they head back to north India late Sunday.



And yes, I snuck in another sunset walk Monday night too.

:)


Sharing at Skywatch Friday.

32 comments:

eileeninmd said...

What a wonderful visit to the gardens with your friends! So many pretty sights to see! I love the bridge shot and colors. The bird is cool, it has an interesting nest. Great post and photos. Have a happy day!

Deanne Langford said...

I love the botanical garden, should do a trip there soon!

Sarah Lizzie said...

You and your camera, Karen, are a magical combination. Stunning photos, yet again. How wonderful that you and your family and your friends are having such an enjoyable week savoring each others' fellowship.

✿ chica said...

Maravilhosas tuas fotos e momentos! Adorei! beijos,chica

Dirk Rosin said...

kjempe flott serie !

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Nice garden! The bridge looks like a Japanese style bridge.
Thanks for sharing.

geanina said...

very beautiful photos! :)

Carla said...

Looks like a fabulous place to spend a day! Enjoy the last few days

flowersandhome said...

Hey Karen! So glad you're having such a wonderful time with your Indian friends. That botanic garden looks really spectacular, a garden that could never be found around here. Australia is such a special place with unique animals and plants. Thanks for sharing. The Bowerbird and its nest are completely new to me and so extraordinary. Who would have thought a bird would decorate its nest in one specific colour and with a doorway as well.

Oooo, that sunset! Did you see the 'colourful sunset' post I posted last week? Sunsets can be so wonderful. I was so glad to see it. I normally never do since we live too much closed in but on my way home in the evening I could see that the sunset would be spectacular, so I drove home, grabbed my camera and drove on to find a spot where I could have a good view.

Bye,
Marian

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful tour and beautiful captures, Karen! I know you and your family are enjoying your friends from India! Thanks for sharing the fun!!

Sylvia

Nancy said...

I know you and your family are being abundantly blessed for all you are doing for this couple while they stay with you...This is such a wonderful opportunity for your children to be around this couple as they live and teach about Jesus in their culture...

These are gorgeous shots you've taken....

einfachtilda said...

How beautiful it is with you.

Greetings from Matilda ♥

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

What a wonderful experience for everyone. I sounds as though you are all learning a lot from your friends. Your shots are beautiful - I especially love the ones of the kids looking over the bridge!

Beth said...

What a wonderful time you had during your friend's visit.

Linda R said...

Sounds like you and your family are enjoying your company. I would love to try some of the food they are sharing. Awesome sunset shot my friend. I do hope your husband is feeling better.

Hugs~

thefisherlady said...

people are like the many birds God has created; the plumage all so different but the variety exquisite and all so beautiful.
Thanks for sharing this special time.... we need the recipes :)

Filip Demuinck said...

Aamzing picture from the bridge.

Greetings,
Filip

Erica Sta said...

Dear Karen, thank you take us by the hands and show us this beautiful Part of nature ... I love it. There are wonderful shots with smiling nice People <3

Hugs by Heidrun from Bavaria

amanda | wildly simple said...

I adore the photos of the children on the bridge - treasures!
The Bowerbird is stunning, too, I don't think I have ever seen a bird with blue eyes before.
Sounds like a wonderful time with your friends. Hope your husband feels well soon!
Your sunsets are always stunning. :)

Jenni C's said...

the botanical garden looks amazing, i too would love to roam about there.Lovely sunset.

ladyfi said...

What a lovely set of shots.

LynCC said...

I just love that bridge photo. And the bird - he is so cool! Lovely taste in color. :)

tinajo said...

Love the bridge - lovely pics!

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Steffi said...

Great photos for SWF!Very beautiful botanical garden.Have a nice weekend.

Laura said...

beautiful series... I hope your husband feels well again very soon.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

What an adventure. A bowerbird. Sounds like something from Harry Potter.

Elise Lea said...

What a wonderful time you have been having! I adore the bridge picture of your children. I hope your husband feels better, and have a lovely rest of your time with your friends.

diane b said...

A beautiful garden. Your shots of the Bower Bird are fabulous.

Gert Jan Hermus said...

It looks like you hade a great time with a group of great people. Enjoy!! ;-)

Greetings from the Netherlands,
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Barb Brookbank said...

I loved reading about your walk through the gardens, and that Satin Bowerbird nest is fascinating... I saw something similar to that on National Geographic... but I can't quite remember what bird it was. Your Indian friends sound so interesting, and I'd love to have tasted that home cooked meal! Thank you!

Rick said...

Looks like an exotic place - I really liked that three-veined Hakea. And nice of you to sneak that sunset in ;>)

Enjoy the rest of your company's stay, and hope your husband is well soon enough to do likewise.

Marion said...

Amazing pictures again!

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