Little Lavender Tractor

This colourful lavender tractor is at Wanaka Lavender Farm, Wanaka, New Zealand. SO took these photos early this week. Its a very pretty tractor! One of those nice old-fashioned human sized ones 🙂 Behind the tractor you can see lavender bushes. Turns out there's a great story here about the development of a Lavender Farm... Continue Reading →

Lawnmower Man

This interesting artwork of a man mowing a lawn was an entry in an art exhibition held in Dunedin (New Zealand) earlier this year and me and my SO both admired it. Happily for us when the exhibition ended the lawnmower man ended up being stored in the shared office space where SO works and... Continue Reading →

Office Dog Hogging the Heater in Winter

My SO has his office in a lovely shared office space in Dunedin, New Zealand. Here the building owner's dog is hogging the heater on a very cold winter's day (12 July 2017). We had snow, ice, hail, rain and even the very occasional burst of sunshine! Its an historic building that's been recently modernised... Continue Reading →

Magical World of Australian Fungi Photographed by Steve Axford

As a teenager in the sub-tropical Far North of New Zealand I used to wander around in my father’s bush block and find beautiful fungi. I fell in love with their beauty and would return with notebook and coloured pencils to try and record what I saw. I especially loved the “filmy” toadstools and the coral fungi.

By viewing this wonderful blog post from Flow Art Station I was introduced to the fungi photography of Steve Axford from the Northern Rivers area of NSW, Australia. He manages to capture the extreme beauty and variety of these fascinating subjects that are generally only visible for such a fleeting period.

I hope you enjoy this post as much as I did!

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Magical World of Australian Fungi Photographed by Steve Axford

Australia-based photographer Steve Axford loves to travel to the remotest corners of the earth, capturing the lives of people, animals, and most importantly, fungi. His fascinating photographs of the diverse world of fungi seem to picture a fantastic expedition to some distant alien world. And it’s easy to understand why. Many of these rare mushroom species are unknown to us and have never been photographed before.
My photography has been my avenue into this world as it slows me down and allows me to look at things more closely,” says Axford. “I try to combine the beauty I see with some scientific accuracy, so most of my photos could be used to identify things and will show the fine detail.

More info: SmugMug | Flickr

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