Decked Out in Pink

On Saturday when Nigel photographed the rural moa sculpture he also took some very colourful photos of pink blossom in the Central Otago town of Alexandra. Beautiful pink blossom against a brilliant blue sky is a treat! These photos all taken by Nigel on 06 October 2018 (springtime in NZ) Pink Blossom in Alexandra All photos... Continue Reading →

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Pink Magic

Its been fun taking part in the "In the Pink" Square in September challenge hosted by BeckyB and I thank Becky for being such a kind host. Today being 30 September, this is the last pink square. Its a beautiful pink daphne that's in a small planting at the end of a local street. We... Continue Reading →

Pink Succession. Pink magnolia flower, bud and petals at Maple Glen Gardens, Southland, New Zealand. Taken by Nigel, 15 September 2018. #InThePink for Square In September hosted by BeckyB

Deep Pink

These pink magnolia photos were taken during our recent spring visit to Maple Glen Gardens in Southland, New Zealand on 15 September by my husband Nigel. The bloom in the close-up photo was on a different tree to that shown in the last photo. Very bright pink! Pink Magnolia Blossom at Maple Glen Gardens #InThePink... Continue Reading →

Camellia stopped me in my tracks. Bannerman Park, Gore, Southland, New Zealand. Liz, 12 Sept 2018. #InThePink for Square in September hosted by BeckyB

Here I Am. Magnolia flower in Gore Gardens, Southland, New Zealand. Taken by Liz, 15 Sept 2018. #InThePink for Square in September hosted by BeckyB

Sweet Spring

Pink spring blossom found in my home town of Gore recently. The first photo is one of three painted rocks placed in an out-of-the-way place near the Gore Gardens by a kindergarten. The pretty rocks had been donated by a local rest home. The words are in Maori and English "Stand tall with confidence". Gore,... Continue Reading →

Dragonfly: In The Pink. The kindergarten placed pretty rocks gifted from a rest home in a quiet place near the Gore Gardens and I found them! The words are in Maori and English. Gore, Southland, New Zealand. #InThePink for Square in September hosted by BeckyB. Taken by Liz 12 Sept 2018

Heaven Scent

Candicans and Heaven Scent The blue conifer can't resist the pretty pink magnolia. Her name is Heaven Scent. This morning was perfect for a waltz around the garden. As I approached I saw him leaning over, throwing his shadow in her direction. I sneaked behind to see what would happen. They're perfect for eachother, she... Continue Reading →

Lets Dance. Blue conifer leads pink magnolia in a waltz. Gore Public Gardens, Southland, New Zealand. Taken by Liz, 15 Sept 2018. #InthePink for Square in September hosted by BeckyB

Standout Magnolia

The magnolia stopped me in my tracks as Nigel and I walked into Gore from our home, via Bannerman Park. I nearly missed it, just caught a glimpse of something really bright and almost fluorescent up a side path. I yelled at Nigel to come back and we went via the magnolia instead, delighting in... Continue Reading →

Bring Out The Magic. Yesterday I found this beautiful magnolia flower in soft afternoon light and reasonably accessible to my cellphone camera. Liz 12 Sept 2018. Gore Gardens, Southland, New Zealand

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