Friday, 29 April 2016

FRIDAY'S HUNT and WEEKEND REFLECTIONS - Mount Stewart Gardens

Once again it is time for Friday's Hunt and Weekend Reflections and I found all the photographs at Mount Stewart Gardens, near Newtownards.  The word prompts this week are  a letter beginning with R, Texture and perhaps you can choose a FAVOURITE from the images below.  


As there are many RHODODENDRON coming into flower, these are a few of them below and this one happens to be RED.








I am sharing these 3 reflections from the lake at Mount Stewart with you and on it are Little Grebe and Mute Swan.



There are very many beautiful trees in Mount Stewart however today, to illustrate the word TEXTURE I have chosen three different tree barks. 


Leptospermum scoparium  


 Quercus suber - Cork Oak


Luma apiculata is a species of flowering plant in the Myrtle family.

I hope you enjoyed the photographs and you could find a favourite.

I am linking this post with FRIDAY'S HUNT and WEEKEND REFLECTIONS

Many thanks for your visit and also to all who leave comments.

28 comments:

  1. I choose number 2, it stands out from the crowd. Actually, I think all are pretty.

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  2. Hello Margaret, gorgeous blooms and reflections. I like the cute grebe and swans. The trees have great texture. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  3. Glorious photos Margaret and my favourite would be the second one. Have a good weekend.

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  4. Really nice photos, Margaret. I like those tree trunk textures. You have a good eye.

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  5. Lovely photos. The reflection is good, but the first flower photo is spectacular.

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  7. The view out of our kitchen window is bright red and shining white with rhodies--- they're gone so quickly. Nice shots for sure.

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  8. love the Little Grebe and the cool trees :)

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  9. Beautiful flowers and good photos. RHODODENDRONS are so nice to see.Thanks for sharingall this beauty!

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  10. Wonderful Rhodos. We have to wait them still a long time.
    I like your reflections.

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  11. Lovely reflection of the swans.

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  12. Stunning pictures.I guess I will go with the first picture,simply because I love the color red and these are gorgeous.I do like all the pictures.Those trees are fascinating.Have a great weekend.

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  13. My goodness, you have evolved into quite the photo artist. Your flowers are amazing and I love your reflections. Your tree bark is quite interesting, especially the last one. Don't believe I have ever seen a tree like that. These were at Mount Stewart? Very nice, Margaret ...

    Andrea @ From the Sol

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  14. A gorgeous series of photos Margaret. The swans and the grebes are lovely shots, as are all those exceptional flowers. The black and white is stunning. As you have linked with two memes, I thought I would invite you to link with mine, Today's Flowers. The addy is

    http://anenglishgirlrambles2016.blogspot.com/2016/04/todays-flowers-406.html

    Thanks for considering and if you don't want to, I appreciate your visit either way, which is always appreciated and welcomed.

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  15. rhodys are always beautiful.

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  16. The blooms are lovely, the swans so sweet!! Have a great weekend Margaret!!

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  17. gorgeous flower photos...but the swan photo is incredible!!!!

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  18. Love the flowers! And the swans, just beautiful! Thanks for a great tour!

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  19. Love the trees, Swans and the Rhodos.

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  20. Nice shots! I love the reflections.

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  21. The flowers are beautiful! We love waterfowl and that pair of swans is wonderful. Tree bark makes for a contrast in bark texture, ranging from rough (Leptospermum) to smooth (aciculate). I hadn't noticed that...nice pics!

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  22. such a lovely horticultural display today.

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  23. Those flower images are all beautiful! Love the swans. You certainly found a variety of textures with the trees. I certainly cannot pick a favorite this week. Thank you so much for joining Friday's Hunt.

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  24. Your pictures are amazing!! And WOW...is all I can think of for that rhododendron in full bloom!!

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  25. Beautiful photos! I love the rhododendrons and the swans.

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