While Nigel went to the barber I wandered around in Stafford Street taking photos, these are detail pics I took at St Matthew's church.. beautiful building from the 1870s. Dunedin, New Zealand. 15 March.
Pretty achillea/dahlia flowers! Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. 14 March. Photo by Liz Cowburn.
We drove from Oamaru to Dunedin today, enjoying a brief break at Hampden where we checked out the nearby beach. New Zealand
A little book from a little library. Yesterday in Ranfurly, Central Otago I looked into a Lilliput Library and found this dear little book by the late Olive Dunn from Invercargill. "Delights of Floral Language". I was so happy! I have a few of her books but didn't even know about this little cutie! New... Continue Reading →
This morning I was surprised by a colourful sky outside and Nigel told me he'd already taken a photo. The colours were less bright by the time I got out but I still got a couple of interesting shots. The first pic is the bright shot taken by Nigel, looking east to the Blue Mountains... Continue Reading →
These are eye-catching flowers and I'm always excited to find them! I took the photos yesterday at Dunedin Botanic Garden. While double-checking their name I found a very helpful info page from North Carolina State -Extension. The plant comes from Argentina; two common names are 'White Tobacco' and 'White Shooting Stars'. I hadn't heard of... Continue Reading →
This morning we visited Dunedin Botanic Garden and savoured our early autumn view of late summer flowers. The day was bright-overcast and we enjoyed all the beautiful colours. Some plants have got so tall! The 'scale bar' is almost 6'3. New Zealand.
Old flower farm field in Tapanui; the new owner is now reviving the flower farm and my first photo shows newly planted lilies blooming for the first time. The other photos are remnant irises from way back when the old farm was in production. Photos taken by Nigel. West Otago, New Zealand. Iris pics taken... Continue Reading →
What a great name! These two pics were taken at Queens Park in Invercargill in the modern rose garden and my title for this post is the real name of the rose. Southland, New Zealand; 25 February. ~The New Zealand Rose Society has a page about it at their website: December - Bright as a... Continue Reading →
"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them." We're suffering a pile-on of problems at the moment - in New Zealand and in the world. The old ways of thinking aren't going to cut it anymore! I've read/heard several Americans recently, talking about the pandemic 'waning' in their... Continue Reading →