Live and Let Live

Life found on the roadside verge, a short drive from our home in Gore. I noticed these pink achillea recently and Nigel took me back yesterday to get some photos. Some feature small-animal life as well. Taken with Nigel's cellphone, both taking turns at being photographer. Southland, New Zealand Pink achillea with a colourful little... Continue Reading →

Beyond Comprehension

The following words touched me deeply, written yesterday morning by Wendy who lives in the rural North Island, New Zealand and shared via her blog last night. I invite you to read and reflect. The photo was taken yesterday when Nigel and I spent time together on a road verge, taking photos on his cellphone.... Continue Reading →

Solitude and Engagement

Encouragement arrived this morning in the form of a Snowy Egret, a Pelican and a Dolphin. The Snowy Egret so splendid in his solitude. The dolphin and pelican spontaneously playing.. engagement. I enjoyed this so much it was like a tonic, providing some relief from the current pressing concerns in NZ. Taken From:   Unexpected Playmates... Continue Reading →

Overcome Evil with Good

My heart is heavy because of the tragic killings and carnage at the mosques in Christchurch yesterday. Shock, disbelief, horror were my initial reactions. Then acceptance of the truth of the reports followed by frequent checking of updates. It seems the death toll will be around 49 lives lost, as well as many injured. In... Continue Reading →

Which Way

Which Way is a sufficient title for this post and I warn you.. the following is an account of extreme violence that happened in NZ this afternoon. I checked the online news and read that gunmen struck two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. I understand there are nine confirmed deaths and many more injured. I'd... Continue Reading →

Rosa rugosa var. Ventenatia

When we visited Queens Park on March 02, 2019 we found this beautiful rose with a great bounty of rosehips and a prominent flower in bloom. I invited Nigel to also take some photos of the flower - he got a couple of lovely shots, included in this post. This rose garden is devoted to... Continue Reading →

Falling Foliage

Rimu is a New Zealand native tree that I'm very fond of, draped in a cascade of flowing foliage. We looked at some young trees in the native garden at Queens Park, Invercargill on March 02, 2019. I won't add extra information as there's a brilliant rimu article here (it has great photos and includes... Continue Reading →

'Erotica' 1968 HT. Queens Park, Invercargill, New Zealand. Taken by Nigel 02 March 2019

Grow and Flow

I couldn't stop lovin' these beautiful, flowing, flowering native grasses.. how beautiful they are! Taken in the native garden at Queens Park, Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand by Liz 02 March 2019. Here's the big grass with the big flower heads.. native Cortaderia or toetoe Flow of flowers on the more medium-size native, Chionochloa Lastly, big-shot... Continue Reading →

Graceful Grass

These photos of native grasses were taken in the native garden at Queens Park, Invercargill on March 02, 2019. The first photo was taken by Nigel, the others were taken by Liz. A highlight of this visit was the flowering of the native grasses. Southland, New Zealand. Chionochloa rigida Taken by Nigel Probably Chionochloa rubra... Continue Reading →

Complementary

Native grasses at Queens Park, Invercargill were looking really great on March 02, 2019 when we visited. Here's a grass that deserves its place as the centre of attention complemented by some lovely native Hebe foliage colours and textures (now called Veronicas much to my irritation). Photos taken by Liz. Southland, New Zealand Native New... Continue Reading →

Bronze Flowers

This is a sedge from the North Island of New Zealand, growing in the native garden at Queens Park, Invercargill, Southland. Apparently it likes best to grow on cliffs or banks above water, in seepages where the soil is permanently damp. I love the flower heads and took the following photo during my visit on... Continue Reading →

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