6. Botanic Gardens
Most cities have a botanic gardens, and Christchurch is no exception.
It seems something of a point of pride among the local population, and
is one of the recommended places to visit. It's a pleasant spot,
ringed by the placid waters of the Avon.
|Botanic Gardens Fountain|
|Punting the Avon|
|Avon in the gardens|
In seeing some bees clustering around one group of flowers, I felt
motivated to break out the extension tube and try taking some photos.
They are tricky critters, because they move around a lot, so by the
time you think you've got one focussed, it wants to fly off. The
other trick they have is burying their heads in the flowers, leaving
you with only a view of their back-side. That's not really the ideal
|Bee in the Gardens|