Start of a new day, Dunedin, New Zealand

Hastily holding the cellphone camera out the kitchen window I caught the tail end of a colourful start to the new day this morning, about 8am ...       Words and Photos by Exploring Colour (2017)

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Tiniest Wisp of a New Moon

Looked out the kitchen window just after midday and spotted this VERY new moon up in the sky, which seemed rather special to me so here's my attempt to put it on record using my cell camera. The ridge-line in this photo is at the top of a hill paddock that's next to our rental... Continue Reading →

Otago Museum Native Garden (Part 5)

Final post in the Otago Museum Native Garden series (visited Sunday 23 July 2017). Dunedin, New Zealand. Part 1  |  Part 2  |  Part 3  |  Part 4 In this photo we have rimu (Dacrydium cupressinum) on the left and Southern rata (Metrosideros umbellata) on the right. Rimu is one of my favourite native trees,... Continue Reading →

Otago Museum Native Garden (Part 4)

This post continues three previous posts of the Otago Museum Native Garden (visited Sunday 23 July 2017). Dunedin, New Zealand. Part 1  |  Part 2  |  Part 3 Just along from the kauri tree (faintly visible at extreme right) is this group of three trees comprised of - from left - totara, lancewood and karaka.... Continue Reading →

Otago Museum Native Garden (Part 3)

This post continues on from Part 2 of the Otago Museum Native Garden (visited Sunday 23 July 2017). Dunedin, New Zealand. Also Part 1 and Part 4. The tall tree is a rewarewa tree and to its left are the taraire tree and the Moeraki Boulder discussed in my last post (Part 2). The rewarewa... Continue Reading →

Otago Museum Native Garden (Part 2)

This post continues on from Part 1 of the Otago Museum Native Garden (visited Sunday 23 July 2017). Dunedin, New Zealand. Part 3  |  Part 4 A Moeraki Boulder is sited prominently near the side entrance to the museum. Above the boulder we see the foliage of a taraire tree (Beilschmeidia tarairi). The boulder is... Continue Reading →

Otago Museum Native Garden (Part 1)

Otago Museum in Dunedin, New Zealand has a long, narrow native garden between the museum building and Great King Street. There is an amazing variety of native trees in the small space available including several species that don't naturally grow this far south but seem to be doing well in the warmth and shelter of... Continue Reading →

Nikau Palms, South Island, New Zealand

"The nīkau palm is the southernmost member of the palm family and New Zealand's only native palm species ... The nikau palm is unique to New Zealand". - Department of Conservation website. Nikau palm, detail of palm frond. Larnach Castle South Seas Garden, near Dunedin. Photo by SO. Nikau palms. Larnach Castle South Seas Garden.... Continue Reading →

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