Red flowers by the pond.. us two out-and-about in Dunedin Botanic Garden on 24 March. We found these lovely bright red flowers by a path near the pond. Let me know if you have the name for them! Photos 1,3,4 by Nigel and the 2nd by me. Pic-4 heavily edited by me 🙂 Text by... Continue Reading →
Bright Colours, Autumn
Autumn pics from 25 March 2022. Photos 2-4 are native New Zealand plants. The first two photos are from Dunedin Botanic Garden. The last two are 'wild' plants growing above the beach at Ocean View, Dunedin.
Bless This Mess
Native New Zealand flora, autumn ~Brighton Beach, Dunedin. 25 March. Nice light/shadow!
Autumn in the South
A look back at an autumn visit to Hamilton Park in Gore, Southland which we visited on a mostly dull day, sunshine occasionally breaking through to brighten things up.. 30 April 2022. New Zealand. And I hope my northern hemisphere visitors get to enjoy a beautiful, colourful autumn as you enter into the new season.... Continue Reading →
"Religious observances—I've often thought that's a wonderful word, observance. What's religious about it is that you're observant, you're keeping your ears, eyes and heart open for the presence of God." --Frederick Buechner The quote is from a 2002 article I read very recently in which the late Frederick Buechner was interviewed by Richard A. Kauffman... Continue Reading →
Good For My Spirit
Rudbeckias (I think). Gorgeous autumn colour from Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. 24 March 2022. Today's a dull damp winter day so these pics of bright, cheerful flowers are good for my spirit!
What The Light Found
Seven photos that I took on 25 March 2022 in Dunedin Botanic Gardens, New Zealand with the selection based on the theme of What The Light Found. In NZ March is the first month of autumn.
Moments In Nature
Moments in nature ~taking photos in Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. 25 March 2022 (autumn). The three pics of me were taken by Nigel. I stood on the seat (photo 1) to get the pic of kōwhai flowers and old pod (photo 2), it didn’t turn out great but I love our native kowhai!
Today my new (not-new) dragonfly brooch took first flight, coming with me to Invercargill ~a happy find in an Oamaru antique shop, a few months ago. New Zealand.
The last of my photos from Commissioners Track at East Roxburgh, Central Otago. I was surprised by the variety of conifer species that we came across while walking the track, it was like an informal pinetum. I used to be totally disinterested in pine trees, put off by the vast numbers of plantation Pinus radiata... Continue Reading →
Cones and Stones
Cones and stones, and other wild nature. We're in winter here and yet we found a bird nest on the path with a small white egg still intact. Commissioners Track, East Roxburgh, Central Otago. 06 Aug 2022. New Zealand.
One feature of Central Otago is a lot of rock in the landscape. I took a couple of rock photos when we walked the Commissioners Track at East Roxburgh on 06 August. My first photo was taken at the end of the track, as I wandered about looking at what was there. It caught my... Continue Reading →