Pink blooms and green ice cream.

The weather here in Wanganui on Sunday was lovely. The autumn sun still held ample warmth and the clear sky beckoned. Brightened by the fair weather and the return of my dear hubby from a business trip, I thought that a family outing was in order. So, after attendance at Mass and a leisurely lunch we ventured forth for a little afternoon adventure.


We trotted off to my favourite local park where we ambled, enjoying the sunshine and the wild life. Dear Mr Two (nearly three) took great delight in chasing all the ducks while little Mr One looked on with much interest. I made the boys climb into trees for the obligatory photograph.


Then we took a stroll through the winter garden. This time of year can seem somewhat colour starved but the winter garden fixes that. Wanganui’s winter garden is a little gem. It’s small but sweet and a little whimsical. In fact, I found it inspiring – more on that later.


After the winter garden we routed through the aviary on our way to the children’s playground. Here we let the boys go. This a great spot to sit down and relax a little while your little ones play. There are a number of other playgrounds in town but none so well fenced. What is it about swings? Our boys love swings. Mr Two shouts ‘higher! Higher!’ and Mr one just giggles his wee heart out. I love to hear a baby laugh, don’t you?


We chased all that up with the obligatory ice cream cones. It all made for a lovely afternoon out. Get out there together when you can. Have some fun.


Here a couple of images from Wanganui’s winter gardens.

Flowers and greenery follow the curve of a pathPink blooms at Wanganui's winter gardens


P.S. Our winter garden visit has stirred the creative juices and I can feel a competition coming on. There’s likely to be a portrait session in it for the lucky winner. Watch this space for the big reveal.


3 Comments to “Pink blooms and green ice cream.”

  1. Wow, those flowers are just bursting with color and life. I can certainly see how they get your creative juices flowing… I’m feeling an outing coming on myself 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  2. I like this set a lot. Great selective focusing and great colours.

  3. So nicely done and the colors are simply incredible. I’ve often thought of visiting New Zealand, since the s=days of my boyhood running idol, Rob de Castella put on the runner’s map of places to go. Wonderful story of your day. as well.

    ~ Neil

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