Silage bales in yellow silage wrap. Viewed as we were driving between Waihola and Dunedin, New Zealand. Taken 06 Dec 2017.

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Golden Showers

Laburnum Tunnel at Larnach Castle Garden, Otago Peninsula (near Dunedin), New Zealand  |  Sat 25 November 2017 Click on the photo to enlarge. The Larnach Castle Laburnum Tunnel, photographed during our visit on Saturday. We were anxious not to miss seeing it in bloom! Above, you can see a couple walking down the slope through... Continue Reading →

Full On Yellow – Aurinia saxatilis

Today the Otago Daily Times had a small article titled Golden face of spring about Aurinia saxatilis growing in the rock garden at Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. You can't miss the bright gold blobs of colour scattered about! We've been photographing the Aurinia recently so the article prompted me to show some of the... Continue Reading →

Golden Kowhai Flowers, New Zealand

Yesterday we were at the Dunedin Botanic Garden and despite the grey day it was an amazing experience - there was lots of blossom from various trees and shrubs, and you wouldn't believe the scent - there was this lovely perfume everywhere we were walking. It was like heaven on earth! Today's post is about... Continue Reading →

Yellow Glow at Larnach

These lovely yellow flowers caught my attention on recent visits to Larnach and I like the fresh green foliage too. I've now had a response from Larnach to my email requesting ID for this plant. Fiona Eadie, Head Gardener, has advised me that it is Bulbinella setosa (from South Africa). Larnach Castle Garden, Dunedin, New... Continue Reading →

I see… Black and Yellow

I've been quietly collecting black and yellow images for a few weeks and now, having got permissions sorted, it's my great pleasure to present to you: I see... Black and Yellow Thank you very much to contributing photographers! To see a photo in more detail, click on the link for the original post - it... Continue Reading →

Spooky Spider Silhouette

This ant's-eye view of an ominous spider shadow on the golden petal fascinates me, like a view from Microcosmos. The spider looks menacing but so patient too, I'm guessing its a case of waiting, waiting, waiting... Photo Credit:  Chris Helzer From blog-post:  Photos, not Politics  |  November 9, 2016 Blog home:   The Prairie Ecologist  ... Continue Reading →

Witch hazel flowers, Hamamelis mollis, at the Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand, cheering up our winter.

Art in Autumn : Designing with Leaves

Me and SO were at the Dunedin Botanic Garden a few weeks ago on a perfect autumn day and he started playing around with the leaves under a Liriodendron tree (tulip tree). The leaves are very big and there were lots of different colour variations. I liked the results of his efforts!     Words... Continue Reading →

COLOUR ON CURT CORNERS, PART 7; OUR SHADE IN TIME

REBLOG: This is my favourite poem. When I read it I feel like I’m cosily cocooned within the layers, the “million meters mounded into magic”. I love how the shape of the text mirrors the shape of the dress. Savour the words that ripple and flow like the dress itself. For more poems and other writing, and for delightful photos in Paris head on over to Deuxiemepeau; Picturing Poetry by D. B. Donnelly.

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Deuxiemepeau; Picturing Poetry by Damien B. Donnelly

Look for me
in the layers lost,
in the careful caress
that concerns the contours
of form and finesse. The million
meters mounded into magic, turned
and twisted into tastes now termed timeless,
look for me in the yards that yield towards yellow,
that burn into beauty, like ochre opening, that grow towards
the gleam of green, that flit and flow like a feather in flight, like rays
of the old days that ripple on the water. Look for me by the curt corners
of concrete where complacency converges, look for me where the columns congregate,
creation is not just a concept concerned with procreation
but with the colours and costumes

we claim to parade our personality.

All words and photographs by Damien B. Donnelly

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Embracing Yellow

You can't miss Yellow! Its a stand-out colour and tends to polarise people into "I can't stand yellow" and "I love yellow" divisions. Personally I love Yellow but I'm thinking in terms of sunflowers and daffodils rather than things like highway signs and "no-passing" lines! My SO introduced me to a totally new take on... Continue Reading →

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