This story begins with COLOUR. Yesterday, driving home from Kurow, we'd driven through Waitaki Bridge and were on our way to Oamaru. Suddenly in front of us was a big sign for Riverstone Kitchen. My excitement knew no bounds... I'd long wanted to visit this place! Both of these photos were taken from their car... Continue Reading →
In my Celebrating Colour post of 23 Nov, I showed the above photo of Echium wildpretii and wrote that I would do a post on this plant in the near future. Today's the day! This is a biennial plant that comes from the Canary Islands. Click on ANY photo in this post to view... Continue Reading →
Pretty pink and white dogwood flowers at Dunedin Botanic Garden. Cornus species. Taken by Nigel 05 Dec 2017.
On Saturday 11 Nov we spent some time admiring part of the Australian Garden, which is quite entertaining because it surrounds the bird aviaries and, depending on the time of day, can be pretty noisy! I've been kindly advised by Dunedin Botanic Garden staff that the above plant is Leptospermum ‘Mesmereyes’ - isn't that a... Continue Reading →
Beauty can be found where you least expect it. Sometimes you don't even realise it's there. In our busy lives, you actually have to make a conscious effort to pause and take a closer look. My partner, Tom, and I are Zoologists. We love the beauty we find in the natural world, just as all... Continue Reading →
Ellen Jennings, Passing By Photo, took this AMAZING photo of a Roseate Spoonbill having a bath in a shallow pond, coastal South Carolina, USA. Click on the photo to see a larger-size version. To me this spoonbill is a star performer taking centre stage... what a beautiful vision in fluffy pink, reflected in the water!... Continue Reading →
This is another magnolia tree that we admired when visiting the Dunedin Botanic Garden on Sat 26 Aug. The blossom is a much darker pink.than that pictured in my previous post and there are a lot of big fat furry buds that create an interesting spotty effect when looking up from below. The buds are... Continue Reading →
Today we visited Dunedin Botanic Garden and I said to SO, lets check out the Rhododendron Garden and as we rounded the corner we were met with this jaw-dropping sight of the magnolias in bloom! Feels like spring is here 🙂 Words and photos by Exploring Colour (2017)
Girl mischief. Offense and defense. Pink paint. I love this panoramic mural tucked away in a little side alley at 106 Bond Street, Dunedin, New Zealand. The artist, Be free, is a Melbourne artist that has been working on the streets since 2010.
Pink is supposedly such a girlie colour but I was never that keen on it. That thought set off the idea of trying to put together an interesting post on pink! Most images are from WordPress bloggers. ALL photos are used with permission. Many thanks to the "permitters" who all sent such kind replies. Some... Continue Reading →