Gentle View

When the bishop showed horror at the friars' hard life, Francis said, "If we had any possessions we should need weapons and laws to defend them." -- from a  summary about the life of St Francis To me the gentle attitude shown by St Francis seemed a perfect fit with the gentle beauty of these... Continue Reading →

Wee Dub – VW

In Dunedin on a wet, dreary day earlier in October (horrid day, I resolutely remained in the motel) Nigel was busy in the city and found this sweet Volkswagen or VW van parked in the street. Cute! 'Wee Dub', Dunedin, New Zealand   Text by Liz, photos by Nigel; Exploring Colour (2019)

Pink Magnolias, Maple Glen

More photos of magnolia flowers from our visit to Maple Glen Gardens yesterday. These were all taken by Nigel during our afternoon walk in the gardens. Glenham, Southland, New Zealand. The following three are all from a tree with 'goblet' shaped flowers. Text by Liz, photos by Nigel; Exploring Colour (2019)

Maple Glen Magnolias

This afternoon we enjoyed a fine spring afternoon at Maple Glen Gardens in Glenham, Southland, New Zealand. We both took lots of photos! To start with I've chosen to share my magnolia photos. The first three are all flowers from different trees, the last two are the same tree. Sunday 06 Oct 2019 Text and... Continue Reading →

Which Way, NZ Spring

This morning on a whim we decided to have brunch in Gore and then went on to Invercargill. At Mataura (just south of Gore) we found a row of cherry trees still in blossom that we'd seen a couple of weeks ago but hadn't had time to stop. They're neat to see because they're between... Continue Reading →

Camellia Hedge in Bloom

Blooming beautiful camellia hedge in Oamaru Public Gardens, East Otago, New Zealand. This is a very long hedge, and this section had by far the most flowers. Taken by Liz 05 Sept 2019.

Maple Glen Pink

As we explored Maple Glen Gardens on 26 January 2019 I was surprised how much pink I came across in the gardens. I don't think we've visited at this time of year before and it looked quite different - the bright dahlias that I've already posted about and all these pink flowers that I found... Continue Reading →

Arrowtown in Spring

I still have photos taken in an Arrowtown residential street from when we visited on 27 October 2018. This was right in the spring blossom time. Here is a lovely cottage with wisteria blooming under the tracery of the verandah and a layer of fallen cherry blossom petals coating the hedge and street verge. On... Continue Reading →

Hawthorn Blossom

This morning I suggested that we check out a park in Gore that we haven't visited since we moved here in February, called Hamilton Park. We crossed a large green open space and found a walking track on the other side. To our delight we found lots of hawthorn trees in blossom, mostly in varying... Continue Reading →

Think Pink

We came across these bright pink flowers when walking into town the other day, not far from where we live. We really like their profuse blooms, bright colour and grassy foliage but we don't know what they are. Do you? Please tell us via the comments if you recognise the plant. Photos taken by Nigel,... Continue Reading →

Create a website or blog at WordPress.com

Up ↑