Pearly Gates

We found this attractive and fragrant shrub in the Dunedin Botanic Gardens when we were wandering around some paths at dusk. The plant is Osmanthus ‘Pearly Gates’. I asked Nigel to take the first photo for me, composed so the ‘Pearly Gates’ flowers are set against the pearly sky. Dunedin, New Zealand 26 June.

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Osmanthus ‘Pearly Gates’, again taken by Nigel

Walking back to our motel I took this shot with my cellphone, just outside of the Botanic Gardens. I was taken with the tree forms silhouetted against the still pearly dusk (it’s winter in NZ).

tree_silhouette_by_dbot


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

5 thoughts on “Pearly Gates

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  1. We need ‘scratch & sniff’ blogs so that we can smell the fragrance, hehe! Love the shot of the trees against the darkening sky – there’s always a somewhat magical, mysterious feel to that time of the day. 🙂

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  2. It’s a nice silhouette shot, Liz. I wasn’t familiar with that shrub, I don’t think I’ve ever seen one, and when I looked it up, the first article that popped up was labeled “Devilwood,” quite a contrast to “pearly gates.”. It said the flowers are used as a flavoring in Asia, fruitlike, sounds very attractive.

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