Bright Red

These photos were taken in autumn on 07 May 2022 in Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. Here's a small selection of plants that feature some bright red in their autumn appearance. First up is Fascicularia bicolor, the hardiest bromeliad in the world! When a rosette of leaves is about to flower the central part of... Continue Reading →

Red | Blue | Green

Roaming streets in the Central Otago town of Ranfurly on a beautiful autumn day was a pleasure and I had my camera ready to hand. I was filling in time while Nigel was busy out-of-town on a client site visit. There were plenty of interesting fruits and berries, and eye-catching colours. This is the same... Continue Reading →

Rosy Red Apples

Lovely red apples on a private property on the outer edge of town in Ranfurly, Central Otago. I enjoyed a wander around the town while Nigel was out in a rural area on a client visit. 13 March. New Zealand.

Monarch of Fire Mountain

Monarch butterfly on Dahlia 'Fire Mountain', photos taken yesterday at Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. I was fortunate to be standing there, nearly ready to photograph the dahlia flowers, when in flew the monarch butterfly!

Malus trilobata

Yesterday I shared how I solved the name of this tree we found on Saturday in a public park in Gore. Here's the photos I took while we were looking at it, I hope you get a sense of our joy and wonder at finding this beautiful tree that, at the time, was a mystery... Continue Reading →

Bannerman Park Red

We had a brief walk in Bannerman Park at Gore on 18 April and some of the red autumn foliage colours caught my eye. Here's a selection of four photos taken during that little visit. It looks like I've got two photos each from two different maples. Gore, Southland. New Zealand. Click on any photo... Continue Reading →

Painting the Town RED

These are photos I took yesterday in Clyde during our afternoon trip into Central Otago. At long last I've learned the difference between Virginia Creeper and Boston Ivy! From what I've read I understand this to be Virginia Creeper. New Zealand. ~ Great page on Virginia Creeper here from University of Wisconsin - Madison ~... Continue Reading →

Autumn Splendour

I took this photo when we went for a local walk on 26 March. On the way back the late sunshine was really lighting up the foliage and I took the shot with my cellphone.. very pleased with the result. The tree is at the edge of a private property, a short distance further along... Continue Reading →

Red Revs Things Up

Red's a favourite colour for many people and it's long been a favourite of mine. These photos feature the colour red and are nearly all from Dunedin Botanic Garden, 18 January 2022 i.e. mid-summer in NZ. There's one exception from Auckland, a beautiful photo I came across via Twitter and have permission to use here.... Continue Reading →

Companion Planting

Companion planting, seen today on our local walk. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. LOL! I'm reminded of 'The Pale Green Pants' by Dr Seuss that spooked me a bit as a kid ~this blogpost has it. Text by Liz, photos by Nigel; Exploring Colour (2022)

Summer Red

Pōhutukawa flowers, our New Zealand 'Christmas Tree', are sensational. Here's three different examples we came across yesterday 18 Jan, at Dunedin Botanic Garden. We also saw plenty flowering in gardens along the south coast road to Taieri Mouth, on our way home. Click on any photo to enlarge. Metrosideros excelsa At the main top carpark... Continue Reading →

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