Saturday 28 April 2007

Sunny Saturday


Really what more could one ask for? We got up early and headed straight for the Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin. Well in all fairness Joe dragged me out of bed early to keep to the plan! And boy was it worth it!



We were greeted by a riot of colour. The tulips are in full bloom and the most amazing display greets you as you enter the gates.

There are really cool 'spiky' ones, which were just begging to be caught on film.



There were also the most incredible 'fire tulips' - at least that is what I am calling them, being lacking in horticultural knowledge and not having noted the real name. Anyway I think my name suits!


My imagination fell in love with the "Faerie Wood". It is so pretty surely there must be little Faerie's living here?

As always there were lots of squirrels dashing about (personally I think they frighten the faeries into hiding), and although they are hard to catch on camera I was really pleased with a few shots I got....

























We finished up our walk by the river and rose garden area, where I got these shots.

I just loved the play of light on the soft colours of these flowers. They seem to capture a real dreamy feel which I love.


6 comments:

Kate said...

Sounds like you had a great day. Love the pics. The squirrel is so cute. And wow the tulips :-)

CarolineO said...

wow, wow, wow - simply gorgeous!

Neasa said...

Stunning photos. Looks like somewhere exotic!!!

JACKIE said...

Great photos Audrey, Beautiful colours.

Maura Miller said...

Fabulous photos and stunning flowers

Tigger's rambling said...

Fantastic photo's......love the squirrel ones :-)