The Warmth of Red

Red has always been my favourite colour and I’ve been hunting out some “red” photos for today’s post. Cheers me up on a cold, gray, wet winter’s day!

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Duke of Wellington, Queens Gardens, Dunedin, New Zealand

Beautiful building and lovely pub to visit. Amazing plaster work inside, and chandeliers. Looks very grand! They have a great array of beers on tap but I can’t comment further as I’m not a beer drinker. Their food platter is fantastic with a tasty range of cheeses, meats, fruits and condiments. The window boxes sport a display of colourful cyclamens.

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Bright red Ferrari engine

The Ferrari was on display at Crankup, Edendale, Southland, NZ

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Red perfection in the form of stunning Boston Ivy covering a wall in the small town of Wyndham in Southland, NZ

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Maple in Dunedin Botanic Garden (early May 2017)
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Maple in Dunedin Botanic Garden (rock garden, April 2017)
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Maple in Dunedin Botanic Garden (early May 2017)
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Red toadstool in Thuja ground cover, Dunedin Botanic Garden (autumn 2017)

Autumn 2017 was a great season for seeing red toadstools in Dunedin.

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Bumble bee on red poppy flower with lilac-blue phacelia, our garden at Papatowai (Catlins)

One spring we sowed wildflower seeds and these flowers were part of the show. This was my favourite poppy and the photo brings a smile to my face every time I look at it.

 

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Red poppy with bumble bees, our garden at Papatowai (Catlins)

 

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Red tulips under-planted with blue forget-me-nots

The haze of blue forget-me-nots beneath the red tulips make a very attractive combination (probably taken in Gore Public Garden, Southland)

 

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Tulips
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Gazania “Takatu Red”

When we lived in the Catlins we grew this beautiful bright gazania in our garden (until a very cold and wet winter was too much for it).

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Glowing red sky at sunrise (Papatowai, Catlins, South Otago)

 

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Strawberries growing outside in our garden at Papatowai (Catlins)
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Strawberries freshly picked for breakfast, from our garden in Queenstown NZ

 

Text by Exploring Colour, Photos by SO (2017)

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