We were walking along a footpath that runs alongside Dunedin Botanic Gardens when we came across these colourful Mahonia berries. Given it's early spring in New Zealand it came as a surprise to see berries but some Mahonia species flower in winter so I guess that's why. Photos taken by Liz 04 Sept 2020. Click... Continue Reading →
I dared to sit on this blue dragon seat and lived to tell the tale! My BLUE dragon was specially chosen for Ann Mackay (Suffolk UK, although Ann's originally from Scotland). She is the second Liebster Award nominee who's answered my questions! Ann likes blue and purple. She also mentioned a family boat trip along... Continue Reading →
Beautiful BLUE pollen of our endemic Fuchsia excorticata or tree fuchsia. "Stamen anther, face view of blue pollen in two compartments" / Larry Jensen, University of Auckland
I'm indebted to Jane from Australia who this afternoon tweeted these beautiful Blue Tigers and shared briefly on her current situation and how "the bombardment of blue butterflies of happiness lifted my blues" - quoted from Jane's reply when I asked to share some of the photos and her tweet. There's understandably a lot of... Continue Reading →
Brightly coloured Australian parrot flying in the rain, what a great wealth of beautiful birds they have in Australia! The photo appeared in my Twitter feed this morning and it was love at first sight! Photo credit: twitter a/c Angry Magpie @karenagold Image used with permission. Link to tweet: https://twitter.com/karenagold/status/1228476819147378689 Posted by Liz, Exploring... Continue Reading →
Blue meconopsis flowers are really special so I thought I'd share more photos of these from the garden we had when we lived in The Catlins. We also had a meconopsis with lemon-coloured flowers and the same plant had golden fur over its leaves and stem, very special. New Zealand. Photos by Nigel. Click on... Continue Reading →
Blue poppy (Meconopsis sp.) we grew in our Catlins garden (2014-09-Dec) and a pretty pink poppy in Dunedin Botanic Gardens (2017-05-Dec). New Zealand. Photos by Nigel, edited by Liz.
Train travel often isn't an option in New Zealand but it's a treat when we get the opportunity. I've already done several posts about our Taieri Gorge Railway trip on 29 Dec 2019 from Dunedin to Middlemarch (return). Here's some photos that I took of the train itself while at Middlemarch Railway Station. Middlemarch, Dunedin,... Continue Reading →
This cafe popped up out-of-the-blue! We were en route to Roxburgh yesterday when I saw a flash of blue out my side window and the word 'cafe'. This is Ettrick orchard country and I hadn't seen anything bright blue before. I asked Nigel to turn around and sure enough there's a new cafe (only been... Continue Reading →
Several identical tile pictures adorn the wall of this corner shop in central Dunedin, New Zealand. Nigel mused it'd probably been a butcher shop, I'm guessing he's right. Liz, 29 Dec 2019.
Tui mural on the wall of a Dunedin carpark in a commercial part of Dunedin City, New Zealand. The tui is a native songbird, endemic to New Zealand. Very assertive bird and flies like a rocket. For more information and photos, Wendy from the North Island has done excellent tui posts: tui feasting on kowhai... Continue Reading →