Been out with Nigel celebrating my birthday and it's been a great day! I chose to go to Alexandra in Central Otago knowing that the museum-and-art-gallery has an exhibition of art from many different artists - works submitted for the Arts Gold Awards 2019. This first photo however was taken by Nigel a bit later... Continue Reading →
After finding the Ocean Of Orange I noticed a side road that provided access to another side of the same huge tulip field so we turned down there and parked. Here we realised that they'd already begun topping the flowers. The "bleed" effect of the petals was interesting. The flowers get topped because these plants... Continue Reading →
We'd only just left the vivid stripes of colourful tulips and rejoined the highway when we found an ocean of orange tulips on the other side of the road, orange that eventually got arrested by a band of red. Wow.. these tulips are hot! Edendale, Southland, New Zealand. Photos taken Sat 26 Oct 2019. Photos... Continue Reading →
When the bishop showed horror at the friars' hard life, Francis said, "If we had any possessions we should need weapons and laws to defend them." -- from a summary about the life of St Francis To me the gentle attitude shown by St Francis seemed a perfect fit with the gentle beauty of these... Continue Reading →
For a brief time in spring these normally boring fields erupt into bright and vivid colour. This is the site of a commercial tulip farm where the bulbs are harvested and sent to the northern hemisphere (about 80% of the bulbs will go to the United States and the rest to Holland, Norway, Finland and... Continue Reading →
Triflor tulip farm, Edendale, Southland, New Zealand. We took photos today, from the road. Triflor has an open day on Monday. This photo taken by Nigel.
One of the handsome golden pheasants made an appearance when we visited Maple Glen Garden on 06 October but not as close as previously. I still wanted to post the shots though. He was more interested in keeping close to a near female than being near us. For a closer view, see The Golden Boy.... Continue Reading →
Candice from Canada asked for alphabet photos in this post in order to complete an alphabet photo montage. I thought I'd take a look through the archive of Nigel's photos that I recently got a copy of, and see if anything could be found. Nothing that flash but it was fun anyway and I thought... Continue Reading →