Saturday, October 12, 2013

Spring fun times!

Spring has arrived and is acting in its usual erratic way - beautiful sunshine one day and then cold, rain and storms the next. But the beautiful days make putting up with the miserable ones worth it, last Sunday was one of the beautiful days so Rich and I decided to take the chance to see the tulips in the botanical gardens. Here's a view of our wee city from the Botanical Gardens.
The old Dominion Observatory building - which I have always loved.
Some of the flowers in bloom on the way to see the tulips.




When we arrived, some of the tulip beds were already looking a little bit "sad" - the tulip season is so short in Wellington.






I got to go out for a walk without my big jacket and I was SO EXCITED! As much as I love my coat, I am looking forward to not having to wear it EVERY SINGLE DAY!



After our walk in the gardens we went for a stroll in Thorndon - they have a whole lot of lovely old historical buildings. Its such a nice part of the city, but we rarely visit here.


I hope you've all been having a fabulous weekend - more sunshine here today in Wellington! (even if it was cold). I've had a busy day visiting friends and Rich and I are off to the movies tonight with our friend Matt to see Mr. Pip - I can't wait!

11 comments:

Helga! said...

Ah yes, the unpredictability of Spring! I'm pretty sure we've been back in Winter all week, with a brief glimpse of Spring sun this afternoon!
G and I get positively nerdy about all the flowers coming up!! Must get down to our botanical gardens and see what's blooming, actually. We just see lots in Hagley Park as we cycle though, usually. I wouldn't think tulips would last long at all against the Welly winds!!! Have fun at the movies!
XXX

two squirrels said...

Oh I love seeing the gardens all in flower......thank you for showing us around the beautiful Wellington gardens. You look lovely in your floral dress to sweet........sending happiness to you......love V

Lara Lizard said...

You have the spring in full bloom and here it's getting chilly :P. It looks lovely over there! Have a great weekend :3

Vintage Bird Girl said...

You look utterly gorgeous in that frock surrounded by flowers. You sure do live in a beautiful part of the world. Xx

Vix said...

Let's hope it's Spring proper and not another tease! I love that feeling of the sunshine on your back after months of wearing coats! xx

Sandra said...

I know right, I think mother earth is confused as to whether it is winter or spring or maybe she just has the right to change her mind cause she can! Must get up to Botanical Gardens your photos are beautiful.

Louise said...

Aw I love Spring, and it's such a long way off in England. Our tulip season is really short, too, which is a shame as they're so pretty.

Love the outfit you're wearing, too :)

pastcaring said...

So lovely to see you looking gorgeous in the sunshine among the beautiful tulips! Here's to warmer days and not having to wear a coat! xxxx

dressesandme said...

OMG I am sssooooooo jealous!! The flowers look so pretty and the sky is clear! We are just heading into winter here and it is bleak! Keep the sunny photos coming!

JuanitaTortilla said...

Yay for you guys having Spring weather. I'd like to skip winter now, please, over on my side :/

alicia said...

so pretty! i know i've said it a hundred million times, but i'm still so baffled by reverse seasons in our respective hemispheres! looking forward to the sunshine in welly when it's dark all day and all night here! <3