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Saturday, April 18, 2009

An autumn morning in the park

LB, The Pea, and I spent the morning in Hagley Park enjoying the falling leaves and the meandering Avon River. Situated in the middle of the city and measuring just over 400 acres, Hagley is Christchurch's version of Central Park.

Another shot from a bridge over the river.

Pea and LB playing with an interactive kinetic sculpture.

The Peacock Fountain marking the entrance to the Botanic Gardens area of Hagley Park.

14 comments:

David said...

It's gorgeous there!

karly / design-crisis.com said...

I love the plants and trees you guys have, #2 is so lush!! Smuggle me back some clippings when you finally get back to the states. It's worth risking possible imprisonment for, right?

On another note: I'm out of town for a few days (can't say where - there's a surprise guessing game on my blog thursday) so I won't be able to play comment party for a while. Just didn't want you to think I didn't love you anymore.

Kate said...

It looks properly autumnal with you, here, its still warm but the trees are losing their leaves.
The park looks lovely.
I'm still really out of sync with the whole living in the Southern hemisphere thing.

Raina said...

Me too, Kate. Easter as a fall holiday and Halloween as a spring celebration mess with my head.

Alexis said...

So beautiful!

only a movie said...

It's so beautiful in your part of the world, Raina. Thank you for sharing!

Robin said...

So pretty, I don't recall any meandering streams like that in Central Park. The landscaping is so lush too. I'm sure it is things like that, that you will miss when you come back stateside...

House of Slappy said...

My bags are packed; see you tomrrow!

drollgirl said...

you lucky duck! it is gorgeous there.

Camilla @ Designalogue Blog said...

Wow a working fountain - its been a while since I have seen one of those in my part of the world - drought stricken oz. Green grass is something of a distant memory too!!

sherri said...

mighty purty.

hello gorgeous said...

We have Hagley near our house, too! It's an old duPont mill where gunpowder was mfrd during the war. It's a museum now with beautiful grounds. And an hour-long fireworks show (gunpowder=fireworks!) every June.

nkp said...

New Zealand, like it or not, it is some beautiful eye candy.

erin@designcrisis said...

Stunning! I envy the lushness.