Pink Magic

Its been fun taking part in the "In the Pink" Square in September challenge hosted by BeckyB and I thank Becky for being such a kind host. Today being 30 September, this is the last pink square. Its a beautiful pink daphne that's in a small planting at the end of a local street. We... Continue Reading →

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Which Way: Close To Home

Which Way is a fascinating challenge at so many levels. It runs for a week from when it was posted on 27 September and my first entry was an alarmed door. Now I'm sharing a few photos of a street that's near where we live in Gore, Southland, New Zealand Close To Home When walking... Continue Reading →

Magnolia ‘Leonard Messel’

Magnolia x loebneri 'Leonard Messel' is one of the magnolias displaying lots of spring blossom in Gore Public Gardens. Between us we've photographed it a number of times in September so I thought I'd bring the different photos together. This square is cropped from a photo I took 15 Sept. - Liz #InThePink for Square... Continue Reading →

Blue Fury

Check out  The battle of the rival Tree Agamas   :  two males duel over the resident female in a prolonged battle that rages up and down a vertical log and on the top of the shade-house. Their feisty encounters involve posturing, threats, hissing, tail-biting, and in the heat of the battle their faces flush bright... Continue Reading →

Showy In Spring

Mature magnolia trees in Gore Public Gardens showing off the beauty of their blossom on 12 September 2018. Gore, Southland, New Zealand After winter it was a real treat to enjoy the sights and scents of spring. In the first photo Nigel's enjoying a wander. ** Click on either photo to enlarge ** In the... Continue Reading →

Pink Succession. Pink magnolia flower, bud and petals at Maple Glen Gardens, Southland, New Zealand. Taken by Nigel, 15 September 2018. #InThePink for Square In September hosted by BeckyB

Which Way Challenge: Door

This door is alarmed. Please do not enter. Sign on side door when entering H&J Smiths department store in Gore, Southland, New Zealand. I took the photo a few days ago and thought I'd join in this challenge for fun. (I found out about it through Chateaux des Fleurs who posted a  Go Your Own... Continue Reading →

Monochrome Magic

This article by Ann Mackay got my attention, especially as I recently challenged myself to find interesting black-and-white work by other bloggers and then re-blogged a different photo or artwork every day for a week (with permission). I really enjoyed my journey into black-and-white territory In her article, Ann discusses various ways in which a... Continue Reading →

Deep Pink

These pink magnolia photos were taken during our recent spring visit to Maple Glen Gardens in Southland, New Zealand on 15 September by my husband Nigel. The bloom in the close-up photo was on a different tree to that shown in the last photo. Very bright pink! Pink Magnolia Blossom at Maple Glen Gardens #InThePink... Continue Reading →

Dancing with the Daffodils

This post celebrates the daffodils we've seen during our amazing spring. I've drip-fed you an occasional daffodil photo but most have been kept for this post. Its been very windy and rainy here over the last couple of days so I'm keen to share some more YELLOW! And who doesn't like daffodils? I trust you'll... Continue Reading →

Love Grows

Nigel and I were walking together along a grassy path through Gore Gardens on 15 September when he pointed at something on the ground. Well ok, we weren't exactly "together" because I was lagging behind taking photos of blossom! When I looked, I found this cute heart lying in the grass... so sweet 🙂 Gore... Continue Reading →

On Patrol. Nesting black swans. There's no crossing the bridge to "their" island! The swan on the bridge patrols, marching up and down with a resounding thud, thud, thud! Maple Glen, Southland, New Zealand. Taken by Nigel 15 Sept 2018

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