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 →

Pink and White Rhodo

On Friday, walking home from Gore, I came across this beautiful pink and white rhododendron on a private property. It was very close to the footpath and I took a series of photos for future reference. It appears to naturally grow as a low rounded mound. If you're familiar with this variety and know the... Continue Reading →

Street Blossom

Spring flowers and blossom come and go. At the moment when we walk into town we're seeing a fair bit of deep pink colour. The first photo shows a very pretty blossom tree on one of our favourite routes. There's a few of these trees planted in a row between the footpath and the street.... Continue Reading →

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 →

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

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