Magic Carpet

The magic Colchicum. These two photos were taken by Nigel on 10 April 2020 when we wandered up the road for our exercise walk. He took one other – which I published yesterday as a single image. We were amazed how the strip of flowers was so dense with colour. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. Autumn here.

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He took both photos one after the other. The first shows how bright the afternoon was and in the second he’d adjusted for the brightness (although I’ve lightened it a bit).


Text by Liz, photos by Nigel; Exploring Colour (2020)

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  1. I like to imagine that the fairies are happily dancing through the flowers of this beautiful carpet that leads to who knows where! Lovely photos! Thank-you!

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  2. I always love it when there is a broad swatch of color like that–it makes so much more of an impression than a single flower. That’s why it is so much fun to visit sunflower fields or to see photos of tulip fields in the Netherlands.

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    1. Absolutely. The tulip fields here in the south of NZ were fabulous in spring and more recently there were sunflower fields in bloom, not far from us.

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