Sunday 18 June in Dunedin, New Zealand. Glorious, sunny winter’s day with an almost cloudless blue sky. My husband and I were out walking on a street, just relaxing and chatting and looking at houses, plants, gardens.
And I spotted this bright orange cottage with blue window frames and a blue door and fell head over heels in love! The cottage will never be mine – its in a student accommodation area but it was just so nice to look at!
The nearby tree is a New Zealand native commonly called the cabbage tree. Its very distinctive and its a NZ icon. The botanical name is Cordyline australis.
Cabbage trees cast fantastic shadows.
Words by Exploring Colour and photos by SO (2017)