16 August 2008

Gecko and Garden

I found this in a lovely gift store yesterday...a beaten copper gecko. I couldn't resist it and put it on the wall above the pantry doors...delightfully quirky, I thought. It's driving Bella nuts though...she thinks it's real. Crazy cat.

We also have a large bearded dragon living in the garden. When he comes out to sunbathe, I'll get a photo of him. He would probably be the size of this gecko...about 1/2 metre long.


This afternoon I took a walk around the garden armed with the camera...

A pretty little orchid

A colouful potted bougainvillea


I'm not sure what this is, but the flowers are similar to ti-tree flowers, however, it's a low lying ground cover thing. Pretty.


The native iris, diantes.


Lastly, a yellow rhododendron, the first flowers for spring.

6 comments:

Jeanette said...

Hi Robyn,, I love you Gecko and I bet its driving the cats crazzy,Love all your garden blooms Oh im in love with the orchid,,I agree the little shrub looks like a dwarf ti tree...
Take care, ive just got in from celebrating .see blog...

Gattina said...

What a cute mini crocodile ! No wonder that your cats are getting crazy !
I didn't buy anything in England for the simple reason that I could find it here too and cheaper ! The same cats and same other stuff and as I had no servant to carry my suitcase, I abstained myself !

Gypsy said...

Oooh I love that gecko and it looks very effective up on the wall. I love the real thing too...they are very cute.

Your garden is always so amazingly full of pretty and colourful blooms Robyn. How do you find the time to look after it all?

Liz said...

You have a dragon in your garden?!!

PEA said...

I'm sure in the dark, that Gecko looks real! lol We don't have those here...are they a nuissance or do you not see many of them? Your flowers are so gorgeous and I'm sure you were elated to see the first flowers for spring come up:-) Have a wonderful weekend dear Robyn! xoxo

RennyBA said...

I can tell it is a slight different from gardens and your fauna compared to Norway - thats why its so great that you take us on a round trip :-)