Monday, 28 October 2019

Little River Flower Power garden trail

What a blessing this day was. On Sunday morning I found a pigeon in the garden, one metre from our cat. My first thought was that the cat got her. When I went close-up she seemed to be all-right. The first thing to do when I don't know what to do is find my husband. 
He never disappoints. He picked her up. She escaped but collapsed a few metres further. Otherwise she seemed ok so my husband thought she suffered from exhaustion. 
He quickly made a cage from pallet wood and we bought some bird seeds and got her some water and a piece of lettuce.
She lied there like a very sick bird for about 24 hours but when we checked at night she was a lot better, but it was already dark. This morning we released her and ti was a delight to see her fly up high and far.




Afterwards about 9.00 am we went off to Little River on this stunning labour day in Spring. We went to the Little River Flower Power garden trial which was absolutely fantastic. We saw 14 beautiful private gardens. There is a micro climate in little river so there were some exotic flowers on display. I was in love with all the Rhododendrons. You also see a picture of the silo's where you can stay and there is a cafe with beautiful art in Little River.
Hope you enjoy the impressions of this day and these beautiful flowers






10 comments:

  1. These photos are breathtaking. What a beautiful place.

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  2. Hi Marja - so glad the pigeon made a full recovery, and I'm sure the pussy cat was well fed anyway! The little River Flower Power trail and area looks quite stunning ... wonderful to see - no wonder you enjoyed it - cheers Hilary

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  3. Wat een bloemenpracht en die foto van de duif met dat licht op zijn vleugel is zo mooi!

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  4. I wonder if the bird will recall its adventure when your kind husband provided it with comfort and shelter. Perhaps, as some birds do, it hit a glass object and became disoriented for a time. Luckily, it had a safe place to rest.

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  5. Fantastic place! Reminds me that I really need to get out more.

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  6. I'm so happy the little bird was okay. Love your garden photos. It's time for the Taranaki Garden Festival this weekend :)

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  7. Spring is my favorite time of year. I love rhododendrons and azaleas. So many beautiful flowers! I'm glad the pigeon recovered and flew away. You guys are great - I'd never be able to make a birdhouse

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  8. It is always lovely to see beautiful Spring, as it starts to become Winter here! The flowers are beautiful ... I especially like the red ones. What a wonderful thing you and your husband did in saving a life!

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