Winter Cheer

Yesterday we made an afternoon trip to Invercargill and spent some time at Queens Park. Winter has arrived and it’s been wet and cold for days on end – grey cloud, drizzle and rain. It felt wonderful to get out of the car for a walk in the park and find that even in winter there was colour to be found in the gardens. Southland, New Zealand


Queens Park, Invercargill (NZ)

— photos taken 10 June 2019 by Nigel

Aucuba japonica ‘Variegata’

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Cordyline australis ‘Albertii’

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Viburnum davidii

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Carved mossy initials

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A lot of my time recently has been spent getting us operational on Twitter and the above photos are what I prepared and used for a Growplan tweet earlier today. If  you’re on Twitter and would like to follow any or all of the following accounts you’d be very welcome!

Liz on Twitter:   @ExploringColour

Nigel on Twitter:   @Nigel_Cowburn   @Nigel_Cowburn

Nigel is a landscape architect and his company is Growplan:

Growplan on WordPress:   https://growplan.wordpress.com/

Growplan on Twitter:   @Growplan_NZ   @Growplan_NZ


Just for fun.. here’s a poster from inside The Cheeky Llama cafe, a tea kiosk that’s within Queens Park. We stopped by for some refreshments there yesterday.

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Photo taken by Nigel


Text by Liz, photos by Nigel; Exploring Colour (2019)

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