Cherry Blossom at Maple Glen

Springtime at Maple Glen Gardens is a sight not to be missed. These photos were taken by Nigel and me during a lovely afternoon visit on 15 September 2018. This 42-acre private garden has been developed from bare farmland over decades by Muriel, Bob and Rob Davison. Maple Glen Gardens is located in Southland, New... Continue Reading →

The Golden Boy. Golden Pheasant at Maple Glen Gardens where a group of these pheasants roam free. Taken by Nigel 15 Sept 2018. Southland, New Zealand

Spring Yellow

Since the beginning of spring I've been slowly getting more photos of yellow flowers or stems. I'm reserving most of the daffodil shots but I've put the rest of my yellows into this post. Forsythia has been in bloom since very early spring and the blooms seem to be more profuse on bushes that have... Continue Reading →

Why isn't spring called fall? Fallen magnolia petals on the grass. Gore Gardens, Southland, New Zealand. Liz, 23 Sept 2018. #InThePink for Square in September hosted by BeckyB.

Camellia stopped me in my tracks. Bannerman Park, Gore, Southland, New Zealand. Liz, 12 Sept 2018. #InThePink for Square in September hosted by BeckyB

Calm Before Storm

Today, Sunday in New Zealand, I invite you to visit our garden. You need to see it now before the storm arrives. We're to get four days of winter weather even though its officially spring. I hate that but its quite normal in New Zealand to suddenly go from one extreme to another. Actually, as... Continue Reading →

Spring Cheer…

I wish to share some cheer - from the Southern Hemisphere! I almost feel guilty sometimes, to be posting about our beautiful spring when some bloggers in the Northern Hemisphere are expressing regret as the days become shorter. This is perhaps my most favourite photo of those I've taken to date. All my photography is... Continue Reading →

Here I Am. Magnolia flower in Gore Gardens, Southland, New Zealand. Taken by Liz, 15 Sept 2018. #InThePink for Square in September hosted by BeckyB

On Yer Trike

BIG trike, one of a number of works in Queens Park by Invercargill sculptor Frank Wells. Just as well its bolted to the pavement - its a monster and way too big for me... I couldn't resist hopping on and trying it out though! Queens Park, Invercargill. Southland, New Zealand Photos taken 01 Sept 2018... Continue Reading →

Chicken Of The Woods by Nick Hunter

Chicken of the Woods fruiting body, taken by Nick Hunter. "There are seasons, and then there are seasons within seasons. The final three weeks of summer that define the month of September provide vivid proof of the latter." This is just one of eleven photos in a fabulous roundup of late summer photos from Nick... Continue Reading →

Reds and Yellows

Saturday September 15, I'd spent some time wandering around in town in the morning and then in the afternoon we'd decided to pay a visit to the beautiful Southland private garden named Maple Glen. I had these photos in separate folders and looking at them last night I realised that I have some interesting red-yellow... Continue Reading →

Spread The Word

Stand Tall With Confidence. I've shown you two of the three painted rocks that I found near Gore Public Gardens. In this post I'll show you all the photos I took - you'll see a new rock and a picture of where they were sitting when I found them. The three painted rocks were placed... Continue Reading →

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