Bright Spring

Plenty of golden yellow colour brightening our town in the gardens and along the streets. We enjoyed a lovely local walk on Saturday afternoon and I noticed afterward that many of my photos have yellow blooms which inspired me to use them in a ‘Yellow’ post 🙂

Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand.

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Yellow flowers and foliage in Tapanui / 02 October 2021

These daffodils in my header pic are by the boundary fence of the flower farm on the edge of town. The following photos are in the order I took them.. there’ll be more pics of boundary daffodils!


Doronicum. I bought one for a previous garden (loved it!)

Street tree, one that I don’t know the name of ~if you know, do tell!

Same street tree.. very pretty.

Pine with golden foliage that we pass on the way to the flower farm.

These daffodils are by the flower farm boundary fence… enjoy!

After taking the next pic I noticed the blade of grass!

and removed it – then taking another pic 🙂

Found this unusual kōwhai street tree on our way back home. Long fine leaves and dense patches of flowers. Haven’t seen one quite like this before. I have more photos that’ll appear in another post. Kōwhai is an iconic native New Zealand tree.

Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2021)
keyword: kowhai

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  1. Though I am an admitted pluviophile, on this rainy and cloudy Autumn day your sunshiny Spring photos are smile inducing! The English poet and essayist, Leigh Hunt (1784-1859), wrote : “Colours are the smiles of nature.” Yellow, then, must be nature’s brightest smile! Thank-YOU!

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  2. I love all of those different shades of yellow, a color that always seems so cheerful. Daffodils are one of my favorite flowers. We won’t see any here for quite a few months, so it is nice to be able to enjoy yours. I really like the fact that you were able to highlight them individually as well as in a group.

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    1. Like you I love the different shades of yellow and definitely find it a cheerful colour. We do see a lot of yellow in nature! Those little poison frogs come to mind that I’ve seen pics of.. yellow and black I think.. and very bright!

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