Budding "Apotheose" Daffodils ...

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Budding "Apotheose" Daffodils ...

Postby Lea » Sat Sep 10, 2005 5:09 pm

Winter is hanging around here this year (the current rain is very welcome ;) ) ... here are our first Narcissus Apotheose - just buds as yet, but I think they look very pretty against the Australian Violets, Fuschias, and our little Rhododendron :D As the daffodil buds flower, I'll add more photos here 8)

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And here are our latest photos of our pretty corner - as you can see, the buds have opened to these stunning Apotheose double daffs - I also hope to take more photos when more flowers open ;)

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And again more photos of more newly opened Apotheoses ...

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Postby Luzy » Sat Sep 10, 2005 5:48 pm

Bet you can't wait for those buds to pop open! They look great, a nice pocket of garden. And those violets look sensational - fantastic colour. :D 8)
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Postby Pam » Sun Sep 11, 2005 6:48 am

That's a lovely little spot you have there, Lea, and I love the way you used the lighting to such great effect. I hope you'll show us again when the daffs have opened?
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Postby Lea » Sun Sep 11, 2005 4:01 pm

Thanks, Luzy and Pam :D Yes, Luzy, we love the violets too (Y) And Pam, I will indeed show you the flowers in bloom - I'm hanging out with the camera just waiting for them to open ;)
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Postby Pam » Sun Sep 11, 2005 6:14 pm

Ha ha that would be me, and just as I was lining up the shot the batteries would go flat! :lol:

When I first got my camera it flattened a $10 set of duracells in 6 shots! :shock: Needless to say, it didn't take long to get rechargeable batteries, and a card that would hold more than a measly 13 shots!
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Postby Luzy » Mon Sep 12, 2005 5:53 pm

Pam, as long as they were great shots, it'd have to be worth it, surely!! :lol:
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Postby Lea » Mon Sep 12, 2005 5:53 pm

:lol: LOL Pam - yes, we quickly discovered all about these problems ;) We bought a rechargeable battery pack, including four batteries, for $40 from K-mart, instead of the $75 we saw them for elsewhere ... and we were about to buy a 256Kb card for around $100, and walked into another store - Tandy - and found they had 512Kb cards for $80 (Y) 8)
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Postby Pam » Mon Sep 12, 2005 5:58 pm

:( My cards are not so cheap - near on $100 for 128mb, and if I want to do panorama shots via the camera software, the card is about $160 for the Olympus brand one. I'll stick to doing it through the computer for that price!
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Postby Lea » Sat Sep 17, 2005 4:15 pm

The Apotheose flowers have opened, and I've just added three more photos (Y) I added them to the first post, though, so that whoever looks at all the posts for the competition doesn't have to scroll down ;) I'll add more photos in the future when more flowers open, too 8)

Pam, we have well seen the massive price difference between branded cards and "no-name" - does your camera take a basic "Secure Digital" card? Check out unbranded versions - the Tandy DSE SD brand was half the price of the Kodak brand! ;)
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Postby Marrion » Sat Sep 17, 2005 4:42 pm

What a pretty spot with the daffodils now open, the colours look great together, Lea, well done (Y)
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Postby Luzy » Sun Sep 18, 2005 10:08 am

Lovely Lea! And the dappled sunshine really complements your little cherub. 8)
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Postby Lea » Sat Sep 24, 2005 12:39 am

:D Thank you very much, Marrion and Luzy :D More photos to come - with more opened daffodils - in our digital camera waiting to be uploaded ;)

Luzy, thank you for mentioning our little statue :D It's a little boy cuddling a little bunny (Y) Very special to us, because of our history with three very special indoor house rabbits, who we call "puppy bunnies" because of their great affection - not enough people know how close bunnies can get to their humans if you just give them your time and companionship 8)
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Postby Marrion » Sat Sep 24, 2005 11:06 am

Will look forward to next batch of photos, Lea (Y)
I can relate to your bunnies, if you look at a photo of mine in this forum "Garden Seat" you will see I have a rabbit there, I call it Peter Rabbit and hide it around the garden for the little ones to find :lol: I also have a little statue that I cemented onto a broken bird bath of a little boy with a rabbit :D I planted an Astrantia to grow near it but so far it hasn't emerged from the soil, will post a photo if it ever happens (yn) I had a gorgeous Angora rabbit as a child that I used to dress up and wheel around in a pram :lol: :lol:
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Postby Lea » Sat Sep 24, 2005 6:20 pm

Thank you, Marrion 8)

That's really touching, about your angora rabbit when you were a child - so you know what I mean when I say "puppy-bunny" :D Oh yes, I see your little bunny beside your "Garden Seat" too - what a cute "Peter Rabbit" (Y) Your bird bath sounds pretty too - we too have several birds baths as well as several bunny statues ;)

And here's some more photos of our "Apotheose Daffodil alcove" - hope you like all these newly opened big flowers 8)
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Postby Luzy » Sat Sep 24, 2005 8:45 pm

That's a really beautiful corner of your garden Lea, it's wonderful to see the daff's progress - and that those violets are still going, too!! 8)
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Postby Shotgun Paul. » Tue Sep 27, 2005 4:17 pm

Afternoon all,

Yum,yum rabbit stew coming up let me know when the stew is on and Ill be there with knife and fork dont forget the veges now.

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Postby Pam » Tue Sep 27, 2005 5:57 pm

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Postby Luzy » Tue Sep 27, 2005 6:43 pm

I sense a touch of wickedness there, Paul...

At least you could offer to provide the vegies... :roll: :roll:
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Postby Pam » Wed Sep 28, 2005 5:33 am

:roll: :roll: :roll: Did your mother never tell you Paul, that you couldn't eat concrete rabbits?! They're not good for the digestion!
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Postby Marrion » Wed Sep 28, 2005 7:57 am

Maybe Paul has his eye on my Angora rabbit :shock: It would be a bit tough by now :lol:
Is that culitvator fixed yet? if not I suggest you borrow a trowel and start digging, it might keep you out of mischief for a while :lol: :lol:
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