Waiting for you

PurpleStill on the theme of Waiting, this post is dedicated to my New Zealand born parents who, once upon a time, spent many happy hours at Mona Vale. They would have enjoyed being with us yesterday afternoon, were it not for the fact that they now live thousands of miles away in Queensland. Even though they live in Australia, they consider themselves more” Kiwi” than ever because, like New Zealand’s national bird, the Kiwi, they no longer fly.

Let’s start our stroll at the herbaceous border, near the car park.The Blues

More BlueStill blueWeird and white

Next we cross the bridge and look towards the railway line View to the railway and, then turn the other way, to follow the flow of the river.View to the walk bridge no longer walkable

Here is a seat waiting for youA seat for you

with blue flowersΒ  like little satellite dishes, tuned towards you and the sun.Blue to you

And, if you get too hot, you can move to Hilda’s seat and test drive the perspective of a hundred year old lady.Another seat for you A bird in hand

As soon as you are seated, the birds will seek your company and your ducks will come looking for bread.Ducks will come to callThey are as eager as ever to be fed. There were a few white ducks today. I wonder if they are ever confused by their reflections. Their reflections confused me.Which side is up?

That’s all for now except for a brief stop to smell the roses. They are not at their best but the onesWish you were blue

that remain are harvesting the sunshine.

Β© silkannthreades

23 thoughts on “Waiting for you

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  2. Mrs. P

    Another post I seemed to have missed! Such a beautiful park…with beautiful flowers, the dark blues and purples have always been a favorite of mine. Name the species and if it’s purple, I’d probably like them. Thank you for sharing this lovely place. πŸ™‚

    1. Gallivanta Post author

      Me too. If it’s purple or blue, I don’t mind what it’s name is. Lately, I have fallen in love with white flowers too. As the light fades on a summer’s evening they shine so beautifully in the garden.

    1. Gallivanta Post author

      The flowers at Mona Vale were lovely. The gardeners do an excellent job. No, it’s not a Himalayan Lilly because it was not really a big plant. It appears to be looming over me because I was trying to get a photo looking in to the flower. I don’t know what it is.

    1. Gallivanta Post author

      Oh dear no. Wait till I get some photos of frost or snow and grey skies, and you will be glad you are far away. πŸ™‚ It’s okay to be homesick though, for a little while.

  3. utesmile

    Such beatuy where you live. It looks like holiday country to me. One day I will have to visit New Zealand and see it all for myself. My sisiter has been ther many times and loved it so much.
    Wonderfu pictures again and such beautiful flowers. That blue bench is just waiting for me….I could spend hours there in the sun soaking up the beauty and sun, or sit there and read a book! You are blessed to live in a beautyspot like this!

    1. Gallivanta Post author

      Perhaps you can arrange a trip with your sister one day. Mona Vale is the perfect setting for reading a book or simply enjoying the sun and a little day dreaming.


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