Dare To Hope

“Hope doesn’t just accept the way things are.
It dares to hope and believe that something can be different,
and then works to make that happen.”

— Most Rev. Michael Curry, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church of the U.S.

Source: transcript of his chat on 01 January with Judy Woodruff / PBS News Hour,
interview and full transcript available online HERE.

Been choosing photos of yellow flowers from Sept-Dec 2020 … the brightness inspires me! Today I saw the video of Bishop Michael Curry with his message of hope, love and connection (link above) and it also brought brightness to my day.

Click on any photo to enlarge.


All these photos were taken at Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand.

  1. South African collection /Liz

2. Halimium lasianthum. Mediterranean collection /Liz

3. Rose garden /Liz

4. Hemerocallis ‘Cartwheels’ (daylily). Herbaceous border /Liz

5. Brachyglottis perdicioides, NZ native /Liz

6. Hymenosporum flavum / Australian frangipani, Australian garden /Liz

7. Alstroemeria or Peruvian lily in the herbaceous border. /Liz

8. Daisies in border edge, also ‘just’ visible in above photo /Nigel

9. Kowhai (Sophora sp.) and NZ native /Liz

10. Ribes aureum var. villosum /Nigel

11. Centaurea macrocephala /Nigel

12. Hoverfly? on yellow daisy flower, South African collection /Liz


Text by Liz, photos by Liz and Nigel; Exploring Colour (2020/2021)

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  1. A beautiful selection of yellow flowers – they bring joy with the wonderful colour. (I especially like the halimium and it would grow here, so I must look out for it.) Your hoverfly is the same type that we get here – great little pollinators! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Ah, so it is a hoverfly! Thanks. I like the markings and how nice it looks with the flower. Halimium is a favourite but I’ve struggled to get nice pictures previously – either it’s windy and they move too much or the light’s too bright and they reflect too much! Got a couple of quite nice shots on this occasion ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. I think that yellow flowers are the most tricky to photograph because they are such a glowingly bright colour – the details can easily get lost. But you’ve done a lovely job here. ๐Ÿ™‚

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