Peacock and company

Peacock lazing in late afternoon autumn sunshine after a rainy day, and a little hen or bantam or "chook" hanging around - quite a busy little thing! Maple Glen garden on 04 April 2021. Glenham, Southland, New Zealand. Click on any photo to enlarge. Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2021)

Cute as a button

These red toadstools at Maple Glen garden in Glenham, Southland, New Zealand were adorable and as you now know I took lots of photos! They're one of the joys of the autumn season. Toadstool photos I've already posted .. one at Autumn Easter and five at Murder and Mayhem. We visited on 04 April 2021.... Continue Reading →

White In Autumn

I doubt people think of white when considering autumn colours but when we arrived home from our visit to Maple Glen garden on 04 April I did seem to have a fair number of photos that were mainly white! Southland, New Zealand. Click on any photo to enlarge. Abutilon. Cyclamen. Colchicum or autumn crocus. White... Continue Reading →

Rocky Roxburgh

Today in the late afternoon we were in Roxburgh and stopped at a reserve to look at some trees, then decided to climb a nearby hillside to see what lay at the top. Rocks! Roxburgh is a bustling little town in the south of Central Otago, a district renowned for dry, rugged, rocky landscapes. New... Continue Reading →

Lone Tree

Feeling sad after finding out today about the death of a young 13-year old Latino boy Adam Toledo in Chicago USA, killed by police. Only 13 years old! These photos of a lone tree at Maple Glen garden in moody weather are chosen as an expression of my sorrow at Adam's death. Lone tree at... Continue Reading →

Rainbow Gum

Tonight a spectacular photo arrived in my Twitter feed via Dr. Dean Nicolle whose Twitter bio reads: Eucalyptologist (gum nut). Botanist, arborist, ecologist & author, specialising in the eucalypts. Creator & curator of Currency Creek Arboretum. Adelaide, Australia. Website: Calyptra Twitter: @DeanNicolle1 This bright colourful tree trunk is a rainbow gum (Eucalyptus deglupta). The large... Continue Reading →

Shocking Pink

Why is a very bright shade of pink "shocking"? Is it because little girls are supposedly made of "sugar and spice and all things nice" and bright, vivid pink is too LOUD and NOT nice? What other colour is called "shocking" .. I don't recall the term being consistently applied to any other colour! Flower... Continue Reading →

Murder and Mayhem

Most of us don't know the half of what's going on in our gardens. In her latest blogpost Ann Mackay ends a paragraph with "Just shows how much murder and mayhem is going on among the beasties that live in our gardens!" and this is true. Murder and mayhem may also originate from plants and... Continue Reading →

Colorful April

Lens-Artists Challenge #143: Colorful April. I couldn't resist posting to Amy's challenge of Colorful April because we'd visited Maple Glen Garden on 04 April 2021 and I'd taken plenty of colourful images. In New Zealand it's now AUTUMN. We'd arrived at the garden earlier in the day to heavy rain and had to drive some... Continue Reading →

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