Big And Bright

Second trip to the tulips, 22 October. Edendale area, Southland, New Zealand. Massive field with various bright stripes of colour, huge field!

Blueberry Colour

These tulips I particularly like, their colour seemed different to anything else I'd seen and reminded me of blueberry. These were the last tulip fields we looked at on our first trip looking for tulips, which was 17 October. They remain a favourite even though we've done a second trip since then. Edendale area, Southland, New Zealand.

Tulip Tour

It was great fun searching for tulip fields this morning. We drove over to the Edendale area again, Menzies Ferry and Seaward Downs. Here are four photos from four different tulip sites, all photos taken by Nigel and edited by me. Some plantings are huge and the colours stand out for miles. Others are more... Continue Reading →

Tracking Tulips

This morning we've been out and about in the Edendale area of Southland, New Zealand. We wanted to see what we might find in the way of tulips and we had quite some success! Here's some context photos to put you in the picture, all taken by Nigel 22 October 2022. Each of these photos... Continue Reading →

Sight Lines

They're such a sight.. these brazen, beautiful tulips that parade through the countryside at Edendale, Southland, New Zealand. We admire their stunning colours disrupting the otherwise uniformly-green Southland pastoral landscape. Spectacular colour in a region where dull earthy tones are the unwritten 'dress code' for attending an on-farm event! 🙂 From a 2021 ODT article... Continue Reading →

Patch of Purple Tulips

Huge patch of purple tulips. Edendale, Southland, New Zealand. Photos taken 17 October. The first two photos were taken by me, 2nd two by Nigel. I chose Nigel's darkest versions because the distant landscape of The Catlins shows up better.. it's nice to have that context.

On The Bright Side

Another huge striped tulip field - I'd walked along my side of the fence to the far end, looking at the colours and taking photos with the aim of reaching this bright colour stripe that I could see at the end. Unbelievable colour but it's for real, and alongside were some very pretty pink-and-white tulips.... Continue Reading →

Of All Stripes

Glorious colours! Multi-striped field of tulips, Edendale. [This field was on the opposite side of the gravel country road from where I took the first two photos of the pink tulip field] ~Mon 17 Oct. Southland, New Zealand.

Pure Pink

Pink tulips! took a few hours off and drove south to Edendale to search for tulip fields; we found loads of colour including this huge field of pink; and my activity attracted lots of attention. Edendale, Southland, New Zealand ~17 Oct 2022. These fields of colourful flowers aren't destined for florists, the growers are producing... Continue Reading →

Lovells Flat Church

We've lived down south for years now and I never knew about a gorgeous rural church among farm fields at Lovells Flat! I spotted the steeple today while we were driving, and by returning to a gravel side road we'd just passed, we were able to make it to the church. This is a Presbyterian... Continue Reading →

Daffodil Hillside

Historic daffodils on the hillside at the historic Black Horse Brewery site out in the countryside at Weatherstons, a short drive from the town of Lawrence in the Clutha District. New Zealand. Here's a couple of paragraphs about the daffodils from a 2017 Stuff article. "The daffodils were first planted by Ben Hart senior in 1895, from... Continue Reading →

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