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A Walk Through The Lee Reserve


By dwyllis


The first date I ever went on with my husband, was a walk through the Lee Reserve, with my then 22 year old youngest son, & his then 15 year old only son … I am not a cougar lol …he just entered fatherhood a lot later than I entered motherhood. We are actually just seven weeks difference in age. Anyway …..we went on a lovely, leisurely walk through this privately-owned native bush reserve, which is a 25 minute drive from where we both lived, & still do live. We forged on ahead, with our sons trailing on behind, all four of us getting to know one another. It was a lovely day in autumn, over the Easter break. The birds were singing. The sun was shining through the canopy of native trees overhead, & a line of naked ladies stood on a slight rise to one side of us. When I exclaimed in delight “Oh look …..Naked Ladies” three pairs of male eyes swung in all directions. The feverish glow in those darting orbs was quickly distinguished as I laughingly pointed out the long row of elegant pink-flowering lilies with their darker pink naked stems. I still tell this little story to guests sometimes. Always raises a smile & sometimes a chuckle …but not from my OH lol. That was almost ten years ago ….I should have had Naked Ladies in my wedding bouquet! Sadly, I did not have a camera with me that day & we have not been through the Lees Reserve since. We plan to walk through it again on our tenth wedding anniversary end of January 2014. So these photos were taken by someone else who enjoyed the walk too. The last photo is of our beautiful native bush pidgeon the Kereru, with its lovely vivid pink feet.

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Looks so lovely Dwyllis......everything here is dull and a bit boring. Your blue sky and green trees a great to look at.

14 Jan, 2013


Dwyllis what a lovely blog and enjoyable walk .

Nice photos.

14 Jan, 2013


Lovely blog, lovely sunshine.

14 Jan, 2013


The Naked Ladies thing! I remember my late father in law telling both my sons that he had something to show them in the garden. When they asked grandad what it was he told them Naked Ladies.Their eyes nearly popped out of their heads to think grandad had Naked Ladies at the top of his garden...ha ha!!
Nice blog and pics!
Nice to see all these plants which we grow but can be a bit tender for our gardens over here! It's certainly not the wether for tender plants here at the moment! Not expected to get above freezing all week!

14 Jan, 2013


Beautiful walk . Thank you.

14 Jan, 2013


Thank you for a lovely walk i love the fern's lovely :0)

14 Jan, 2013


Oh MY! Your eyes sees such wondrous things!

15 Jan, 2013


What a beautiful place, can't believe you've not been back before now. Happy Anniversary for the end of the month :)

16 Jan, 2013


Thanks Waddy ..... Anniversary is in two days. There are a number of lovely native bush walks in our area, so haven't ever managed to get back to this one lol

22 Jan, 2013

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