These golden apples grabbed my attention when I was walking from the town centre to the Shaky Bridge. Actually, they stopped me in my tracks and I had to detour across the road to take a closer look. A wonderful crop of golden crab apples or crabapples; the tree was on the street edge of... Continue Reading →
After walking across the Shaky Bridge I followed a rough road that led around the cafe and had a wonderful time enjoying the autumn colour, found after walking a short distance. This post continues yesterday's post Filling in Time, Shaky Bridge. Alexandra, Central Otago, New Zealand. Visited Thursday, 19 April 2018 Photo below: Alexandra Clock... Continue Reading →
Silage bales in yellow silage wrap. Viewed as we were driving between Waihola and Dunedin, New Zealand. Taken 06 Dec 2017.
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 →
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 →
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 →
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'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 →
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.
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 →
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.
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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