Wandering aimlessly along a path at Dunedin Botanic Garden I spotted a long line of blue colour through the trees and instantly became way more intentional in my direction, choosing paths that would take me to the lovely blue. 25 March 2022, autumn in New Zealand.
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.
Tracy from Australia is guest hosting the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge this week and she's chosen the theme of Surreal. Given I'm a NZer and in that sense we're neighbours, in the spirit of solidarity I started checking for photos that might pass for surreal and found these that I'd forgotten from 22 Dec 2021. I'd... Continue Reading →
Dichroa febrifuga (syn. Dichroa versicolor) ~Hydrangeaceae. More pics from our visit to Dunedin Botanic Garden on 07 March, early autumn in New Zealand. This continues yesterday’s post: A Feeling for the Blues
Can't remember coming across this plant before but it's so lovely! We were walking a path in Dunedin Botanic Garden when I saw masses of little blue flowers up a side path and in the afternoon light it all looked so pretty. Seems perfect the way they're planted here.. either side of the path so... Continue Reading →
Roaming streets in the Central Otago town of Ranfurly on a beautiful autumn day was a pleasure and I had my camera ready to hand. I was filling in time while Nigel was busy out-of-town on a client site visit. There were plenty of interesting fruits and berries, and eye-catching colours. This is the same... Continue Reading →
Last night I made a start on tidying my Gmail account (it'll be a long process). In a folder of 'Keepsakes' I found a message Nigel sent me, 31 March 2010. Attached was a morning moon shot taken where we lived back then, in the alpine tourist resort of Queenstown. I found I still like... Continue Reading →
This Mahonia looked glorious when we visited Queens Park in Invercargill, Southland on Wed 11 May. I don't remember noticing before that yellow flowers and blue berries appear in same bunches at the same time. I think individual flower stems must fall downward after pollination and then form berries ~just judging from what appeared to... Continue Reading →
My favourite geranium flower, Rozanne, is so beautiful! To date she's never inhabited a garden of mine but I've admired her at garden centres. This afternoon I was delighted to find her beautiful blooms adorning a traffic island in Gore.. I was able to photograph them from the pedestrian crossing. Gore, Southland, New Zealand. ~Auckland... Continue Reading →
A really handy robo-letterbox, ready to go.Where.. I don't know! ~but never alone.Comes with canine companion and bone.Wherever they come to rest.. is home. I found these in Ranfurly, Central Otago on 12 March 2022 as I walked into town. ~New Zealand. Click on either photo to enlarge. Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour... Continue Reading →