More rain yesterday had an influence on my choices.
I decided to take my new macro lens for a walk and went to the Begonia House in Wellington’s splendid Botanic Gardens. I should note that yesterday’s exercise came nowhere near the capabilities of this lens, but the flowers on display there are situated in particular places, and it is forbidden to touch them. Since I needed to use my tripod, I simply could not get close enough to test the lens to the fullest. My first shot is, appropriately, a simple begonia.
More spectacular, are the various bromeliads blooming in the warmth of the structure.
There seemed to be many different bromeliads in bloom and I was surprised that, with few exceptions there were no insects or pests to be seen.
I think my next image is an orchid, but on the other hand, are those eyes peering at the camera? If so, what is this creature?
There is an ornamental pool at one end of the Begonia hose which presumably helps maintain humidity. It also provides a home for the carp swimming in its green murk, as well a place for the water lilies. Sadly just one water-lily was in flower, and even that was pointing the wrong way. I extended my tripod to its limits to get the best possible view.
A cup of coffee in the very nice cafe attached to the begonia house set me up to face the cold Southerly drizzle outside. On my way back to the car, the fountain at the centre of the Lady Norwood Rose Gardens was adding even more water to the already saturated environment.
That’s all for now.