Pretty Iceberg Roses

I have a favourite spot in the rose garden at Dunedin Botanic Gardens. I really love the coloured iceberg roses. Dunedin, New Zealand. Photos taken by Liz 08 Dec 2019. A climbing rose, looking pretty above the iceberg rose blooms. The signs were a bit confusing but I think the pink and white iceberg roses... Continue Reading →

Showy Pink Flowers

I wouldn't say I'm a fan of Alstroemeria but these pink beauties caught my eye at the Dunedin Botanic Garden on Sunday morning. I took nine photos which surprised me but a) they looked stunning and b) they were difficult to photograph. When I came to select and edit the photos tonight I found that... Continue Reading →

Pink Bales, and White

A couple of days ago I shared a photo taken by me of distant pink silage bales and I mentioned that Nigel had taken photos with his Olympus digital camera. Here are Nigel's photos which are far more detailed than mine. As I said then, pink wrap shows a donation has been made toward the... Continue Reading →

Giving Thanks

Because many Americans are focussed on Thanksgiving this is a simple post of some lilies that I enjoyed seeing on a table in a Roxburgh cafe yesterday. The blooms seemed huge although that aspect doesn't seem obvious in these photos. They were the biggest lily blooms of this type that I remember seeing. I enquired... Continue Reading →

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.

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