Rain Go Away

Nigel took these photos yesterday in the early evening, in the rain, while we were returning to our motel through Dunedin Botanic Garden. It’d been wet all day and everything was soaked. We came back through the gardens again tonight after another very wet day and everything looks absolutely saturated. Nigel had dental surgery yesterday morning and we’d anticipated better weather for our stay in Dunedin given it’s mid-summer.. a bit disappointing but at least it’s not stifling hot! ~New Zealand.

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First 2 pics: we don’t know what these are .. do you?
On 2nd thoughts .. aren’t they lemon Cosmos?

Bright patch of Monarda

The above pics were all taken in the long border.

Next photo was taken at the side of the main path and it disappears in the direction of the main entrance gates. Looks like a variety of Hydrangea paniculata blooming above native Pseudowintera colorata – probably the beautiful cultivar ‘Red Leopard’ which, incidentally, was bred in Tapanui.


Text by Liz, photos by Nigel; Exploring Colour (2022)

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    1. Nice and sunny y’day and today, much better than when we were in Dunedin! Nigel’s doing really well but the mouth is still tender (it wasn’t just tooth-related, he had some bumpy thing removed from inside his mouth as well). So he can only eat soft food.

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  1. Your beautiful flowers add a welcome burst of color to my day! I never cease to be amazed at how it is mid-summer in the southern hemisphere whilst it is mid-winter here in the northern hemisphere! Your rain there is preferable to our frozen rain here which Winter Storm Landon bestowed upon us. The nearly 20 inches of snow that the previous week’s Winter Storm Kenan delivered was mostly melted by this storm’s rain on Thursday which became freezing rain and then turned into snow as the temperatures dropped way below freezing on Friday evening. They have remained so all weekend, but as they say here in the New England states and attribute to Mark Twain : “If you don’t like the weather in New England now, just wait a few minutes.” Thank-you for these lovely minutes of diversion!!

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    1. Lovely to hear from you Ellen and I’m glad you enjoyed the flowers. I do have more bright, cheerful pics to put online although time is a bit tight right now! I hope you’ve managed to stay cosy and warm, and that you’re not suffering from ‘cabin fever’. Winter can be tough going!

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  2. I think you’re right, Liz, that does look like cosmos. They’re a lovely colour! The rain will probably keep the flowers going for longer, but I hope you see some sun if you’re still in Dunedin. (And I hope Nigel is thoroughly recovered from his dental surgery!)

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    1. We were doing stuff in the city centre y’day and then went to the gardens and impulse-decided to stay another night so now it’s next morning and we’re more rested. Nigel’s doing a lot better and healing continues. I took more pics from the gardens y’day as the weather had fined up. Usual struggles with the new cellphone camera 😦

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