05 May 2010

Wednesday's Cornerview: Gardens


San Anton Garden, a garden which dates back to the time of the knights, it was built in the early 1600's. 
For us it always provides a calm little quiet shaded oasis. The main sounds are that of the birds, another highlight is watching the ducks (not a common sight here in Malta),  sometimes a swan or two, occasionally a peacock out strutting it's stuff and quite a few little turtles sunning themselves near one of the four ponds.  Oh, yes and it is home to more than a few very relaxed cats(clearly they feel they own the place). The San Anton Gardens are free and open to the public, behind them is the president's palace. 

*I don't know the name of the tree which dropped the sea of little orange petals but it certainly gave the place a particularly golden glow on this visit!

I was in two minds about which photo to use today and because I am a little sad not to be returning for a visit to the states this summer I decided to also include this picture, taken of little D last summer, enjoying the swing in my parents back garden.   

14 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful! (sorry about the not going to the US bit...) Thanks for your comment on the print, yes I love it myself so full of joy in that leap of faith! big kisses to all --the children look adorable!

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  2. beautiful. when i saw the the pic, i first thougt, that is your garden - what a dream!!!

    have a nice day, yours dani

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  3. Thank you Kenza and Dani,
    and yes that would be a dream! We have a very small internal courtyard which is filled with many little pots of herbs and flowers (and two small trees), in short we are making the most of it.

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  4. Oh wow! I love the picture of San Anton garden. Beautiful colours and architecture. Wish I could click my heel's and be there too xxx

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  5. A hug for homesickness ... though what a magical place Malta seems to be. I am stumped too, I have never seen a tree with golden petals! This place with it's flora and fauna would also capture my heart... Enjoy - xo

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  6. Beautiful colors where you live Juniper, but your Mom and Dad's garden looks like a nice place too! Sorry you won't be able to make it back.

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  7. Sorry to hear you're not able to go to USA this summer. This first picture is stunning!

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  8. How lovely to be in a beautiful garden, with history too! Sad that you are unable to visit the States.

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  9. Each time you show pictures of where you live, I am amazed at the beauty of it. It's just stunning.

    I scrolled through your recent posts and boy, you've been busy lately. With trips and outings. I feel so boring when I read your blog :)

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  10. Both beautiful photos!! Sorry to hear that you're not going to the states this summer.

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  11. So beautiful! Love the second photo, so poetic:)

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  12. What an amazing place, that first garden. I am so sorry you won't get to go to the US this summer. That's what keeps me sane.

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  13. The colors in that first photo are absolutely amazing!

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