I love this flash of orange brightly blooming in our local street, found during one of our recent walks – 16 April to be specific. I asked Nigel to photograph it and was particularly taken with the single glowing petal that had fallen to the ground and lay slightly distant from the plant.

Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand

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Nigel calls plants like this ‘Fifth Column Plants’.
And my observation looking at these was, “literally breaking new ground”.

Here’s hoping for a better future!

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

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  1. Looking at this little orange flower determined to survive against the odds, these words come to mind : “Good Luck is another name for tenacity of purpose.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson. How fortunate that you came along and immortalized this special plant with your lovely photos. Thank-you!

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  2. The little seed, probably set here by the wind, couldn’t have found a more difficult place to sprout and grow, but nature finds a way to overcome all but impossible obstacles!

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