Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Open garden with scones and bubbles at Klein Optenhorst, Wellington

At the plant sale, Lynne tries to negotiate on the Lotus plant. Sadly, they were sold  out; she wants one for our koi pond (ex swimming pool)
Ladies busy in the kitchen baking fresh batches of scones. They had been doing this for two days straight and they were really light and delicious.
We help ourselves to scones, cream and jam and a good cup of tea accompanied by one of the farm dogs
A view from the house of the gazebo across the lake ...
...which is a wonderfully peaceful place for the contemplation of nature
Water margin plants of iris, elephant ears and pampas grass
The view of the house from the bottom of the garden
Abandoned weaver bird flat, the kids having fledged.  New ones will be built in the spring
A fiscal shrike (butcher bird) surveys his territory. Lots and lots of things to eat
© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2013

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