Coconut Ice

The pear tree blossom again, just over the fence from our shed. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. Coconut Ice: pear tree blossom tonight at sunset, tipped pink ~first two photos. White blossom pics are the same tree, but photographed 24 September. Click on any photo to enlarge. Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2021)

Bountiful Blossom

Spring blossom is a wonderful blessing, especially after the bareness of winter. Just as well I did my little photo trip up our street on Friday though; now it's set in rather wintry again! But I have my photos, and flowers in vases, so all is good. The first photo below is the church blossom... Continue Reading →

Holy Ground

Sunday today in New Zealand and I'm sharing pics taken Friday at the church just up the street from home. ~title inspired by my 1st pic, see the 'sky-hole' in the blossom? Also, daylight saving started today, good-bye winter .. Hello Spring! 🙂 Click on any photo to enlarge. Text and photos by Liz; Exploring... Continue Reading →

Spring Vases

Spring daffodils from our property. There's various daffodil bulbs in parts of our section, established by previous owners. Late yesterday I picked the best into a bucket and put them in vases before going to bed. I'm not big into bringing flowers inside but bad weather was forecast hence the 'harvesting'. An unexpected bonus.. I've... Continue Reading →

Rock Daisy

Marlborough rock daisies are endemic and naturally found in .. Marlborough! They grow on steep rocky or stony sites and are highly resistant to summer drought; the region gets very hot in summer. There are three species of which Pachystegia insignis has the greatest natural range, and it's also very common as a garden plant... Continue Reading →

Fading Beauty

I'm constantly inspired by the work of a myriad of different writers, photographers, artists, tweeters, and the folk who view and comment. This post is nothing to do with me apart from acting as curator.. Fading Beauty. Credits: Leaf skeleton images.. via twitter, from incidental naturalist @IncNaturalist. I was delighted to find David has an... Continue Reading →

Apple Harvest

Returning from Roxburgh on 17 April, I asked Nigel to stop and park by an apple orchard at Ettrick so I could take photos. Actually I took a lot.. it was hard to know how to get decent photos from this nice but fairly ordinary scene. The workers had finished for the day so I... Continue Reading →

Learning Takes Time

"..people are more than one thing. Everybody is a mixed bag. With that starting point, I can imagine a very different community from the harsh, conflict-laden one we’re presently creating for ourselves." ~Bishop Jake Owensby, 17-Sep-21/blog. Bp Jake is fourth Bishop of the Episcopal Church in Western Louisiana and published author of 5 books. A... Continue Reading →

Glistening Green

I was stunned to see this photo appear in my twitter feed recently, a Glistening-Green Tanager in the rain photographed in Ecuador Cloud Forest. I don't recall seeing photos of this bird before and I was amazed by the vibrant green plumage ~and it looks so beautiful sitting on the mossy branch in the rain!... Continue Reading →

Grasp the Alligator

A fancy fountain from Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand dating back to 1890 when it was "Erected and presented to the citizens of Dunedin by Wolf Harris Esq", not here but at Queens Gardens in the city. It was removed after WW1 in favour of the Cenotaph, then stored until it was resurrected for the... Continue Reading →

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