Trooping the Colour

We’re nearly at the end of the first month of autumn in New Zealand. This troop of red hot pokers are by a highway near home and I don’t see them very often. From a walk yesterday when we braved the traffic. Easter in the southern hemisphere where things are dying rather than rising! Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand.

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Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2021)

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  1. It always feels strange to see your seasons being the opposite of ours. An autumnal Easter would feel very strange to me. I’m just seeing the leaves on the little yellow kniphofias I planted here last year. 🙂

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    1. What’s strange to me is I was having those very thoughts before I got up this morning, and was talking to Nigel about it immediately before I read your comment. I experience Easter as nature puts on its last pre-winter show and things are dying. Northern hemisphere nature springs anew with hope for new life. Its so diametrically opposed! Thank you Ann 🙂

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    1. There’s many varieties of kniphofias and the size, bushiness and spreadiness seems to vary a lot! I think this is fairly common down here. The flowers at their best command attention – they’re large and a 50/50 mix of top colour vs light colour below. Real half-and-half blooms.

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