Church and Holly

On a recent local walk, I stopped by this Presbyterian church and spent a little while there taking photos. I moved on around the corner and, still on the church property, found a very pretty holly bush with bright berries and variegated foliage. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. Photos taken 06 May 2021. I wondered... Continue Reading →

Little Red Tree

A short walk up the road toward the edge of town is a small fenced-off park. Inside there's a little maple tree that, if you can catch it in the right light, makes a fiery flame of red-hot foliage like a flare. I was happy with the photos I got yesterday afternoon. Tapanui, West Otago,... Continue Reading →

On Fire

This tree was absolutely blazing as the sun slowly sank in the west. I was only just in time and took photos until sundown. I came across the fiery foliage while walking home after taking the Lemon and Lime foliage photos that I posted yesterday. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. Taken 17 April 2021. Click... Continue Reading →

Gum Trees

By gum trees I'm referring to Eucalypts or Eucalyptus species, generally from Australia. There's a fair few planted here in New Zealand, in plantations and on farms. We see them all the time and 'blue gum' is always on offer among the types of firewood for sale. The first three photos are of a single... Continue Reading →

Cute as a button

These red toadstools at Maple Glen garden in Glenham, Southland, New Zealand were adorable and as you now know I took lots of photos! They're one of the joys of the autumn season. Toadstool photos I've already posted .. one at Autumn Easter and five at Murder and Mayhem. We visited on 04 April 2021.... Continue Reading →

Murder and Mayhem

Most of us don't know the half of what's going on in our gardens. In her latest blogpost Ann Mackay ends a paragraph with "Just shows how much murder and mayhem is going on among the beasties that live in our gardens!" and this is true. Murder and mayhem may also originate from plants and... Continue Reading →

Little Red Tree

This evening I wandered up our street till I got near the edge of town at Hancox Park where there's a little red tree I'm trying to keep an eye on. I've seen it go fiery red in a previous autumn so I'm keeping watch as its foliage changes colour. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand.... Continue Reading →

Life and Death

Good Friday commemorates the suffering and death of Jesus Christ at the crucifixion. Easter in the southern hemisphere falls in autumn so the seasonal context is way different to that of northerners. I've kept these pics of red fall foliage for today (taken locally on Monday, 29 March 2021). Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. It's... Continue Reading →

More Pokers

Line of red hot pokers (Kniphofia sp.) in Southland, New Zealand. 21 Feb 2021. Roadside verge by farm fence.

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