A crooked tree, bright azalea flowers and fresh fern fronds fascinated me in the Rhododendron Garden at Dunedin Botanic Gardens on 24 October 2020. This little area was wild and wonderful! New Zealand. Click on any photo to enlarge. Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2020)
Fab Tree Fern
Found this lovely native tree fern in the rhododendron area at Dunedin Botanic Gardens, New Zealand. There's lots of paths and some of the shadier paths have various kinds of ferns. As you can see it was a perfect spring day and I was thrilled to wander around at will. Nigel had other things to... Continue Reading →
Kowhai flowers (Sophora sp.) in Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand on 25 Oct 2020. Damaged tree that appears to be dying, these flowers at eye-level.
Eat the Storms
Irish-NZ postal disruptionsa storm in a teacup.Nigel arrived this eveningproudly bearing'Eat the Storms'.At long last (!) I getto begin the banquet. Eat the Storms --by-- Damien B. Donnelly Damien's blog: Deuxiemepeau Poetry book shop: Eat the Storms the story behind this vibrant and colourful poetry collection Text and photo by Liz; Exploring Colour (2020)
Most, but not all, of the native Aciphyllas are wickedly spiky. Here's some from the native area of Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. First two taken by me, and the last two taken by Nigel in a different area, on 25 October 2020. Aka wild spaniard or speargrass. Click on any photo to enlarge Text... Continue Reading →
Perfect spring day today in Dunedin Botanic Gardens, New Zealand. It was like summer! I took lots of photos, here's a few to kick off with. Starting with giant peony flowers that I found yesterday. Took Nigel to see them this morning (which is when I took the photos). The first pink poppy flower about... Continue Reading →
Our native Clianthus puniceus has red flowers and there's also a white form Clianthus puniceus albus. We found a lovely bush of the white form at Anderson Park, Invercargill on 17 October 2020. Southland, New Zealand. Click on any photo to enlarge. I've done past posts on Clianthus ... White Kakabeak at Larnach Castle Garden... Continue Reading →
Kiss of the sun for pardon. Song of the birds for mirth. You’re closer to God’s heart in a garden than any place else on earth. – Dorothy Frances Gurney When I was a kid my older brother, already married/in his own home, would sometimes play My Cathedral /Jim Reeves on a Sunday morning. YouTube:... Continue Reading →
Little Lemon Rose
Found this gorgeous early rose loaded with cute little lemon-coloured blooms in the Jessie Calder Garden (old roses), Queens Park, Invercargill on 17 October 2020. This was the only rose making an impact, others had barely started. Southland, New Zealand. Click on any photo to enlarge Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2020)
Small rural town (population ~800) 12km from Balclutha. The mighty Clutha River flows through Balclutha, then winds its way past Kaitangata ('Kai'). We took a drive out there yesterday, 18 October 2020. Clutha District, New Zealand. Click on any photo to enlarge Hut and jetty by the Clutha River, at Kai. Where we'd stopped, I... Continue Reading →
Pretty Goats, Grazing
Queens Park, Invercargill, Southland. New Zealand.
Two very sleepy wallabies ... Nigel quips, "they're out-of-bounds!" Queens Park, Invercargill. Southland, New Zealand.