Christmas Snow

Christmas in New Zealand is in summer so I've been really enjoying photos posted by those of you overseas who have had early, or even rare, snowfalls. So I've put together a Christmas Snow post to celebrate and share your lovely snow photos that I've enjoyed so much. All photos used with permission. My leading... Continue Reading →

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Dot’s Dream Castle

This story begins with COLOUR. Yesterday, driving home from Kurow, we'd driven through Waitaki Bridge and were on our way to Oamaru. Suddenly in front of us was a big sign for Riverstone Kitchen. My excitement knew no bounds... I'd long wanted to visit this place! Both of these photos were taken from their car... Continue Reading →

Pretty pink and white dogwood flowers at Dunedin Botanic Garden. Cornus species. Taken by Nigel 05 Dec 2017.

Appreciating Trees

Following on from yesterdays Bountiful Blossom post, I want to share with you some other beautiful trees that were nearby. Invermay Agricultural Research Centre, Dunedin, New Zealand. Photos taken Sun 26 Nov 2017. This Horse Chestnut tree is looking beautiful with its lovely display of candle flowers. It also provides a nice pool of shade... Continue Reading →

Bountiful Blossom

While I was exploring the Invermay Agricultural Research Centre campus last Sunday, I noticed a wonderful display of blossom coming into view. Hurrying over, I found this Cornus or Dogwood tree with copious amounts of blossom. Quite a find given that the Spring blossom is largely finished now! Dunedin, New Zealand.        ... Continue Reading →

Garden Elements at Larnach

The Laburnum Tunnel at Larnach wasn't the only thing that caught our attention on Saturday. Here are some other photos from the same visit that I'd like to share with you... These young Wedding Cake Trees are right by the carpark. It was late afternoon when we left and the sun was very bright. Much... Continue Reading →

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 →

Colours: A Delight

If you're looking at this in Reader please click on the Title and read it on my blog instead (to ensure proper formatting). Thank you! Last night I came across a very beautiful colour poem written by Antara who is 10 years old !!! Antara had contributed the poem to her Mum's blog Colourfulcanvas.  Here... Continue Reading →

Celebrating Colour

Spontaneous sharing and celebration of colour. Enjoy! This photo is from the Mere Colours post published by Joanne Koo of Singapore yesterday on her blog Pot Gardening. She took this photo while at an exhibition called For Better Endings, New Beginnings, an art exhibition by Yellow Ribbon Project that was held at the Singapore Art... Continue Reading →

Roses and Rosemary

Roses, rosemary and lots of trees thrive in the old cemetery in North Dunedin, New Zealand. Its a very pleasant and interesting place to visit and has an appealing informal, rustic, Olde World feel. The photos are displayed in the same order in which I took them so I hope you enjoy this little exploration.... Continue Reading →

Buried in Roses

Literally. There's an old cemetery in North Dunedin beautifully situated alongside the Dunedin Botanic Gardens arboretum and near Lovelock Bush. We went there for the first time two or three weeks ago and were charmed by the old graves with their statues and little rusting railings, the trees, and the roses just coming into bloom.... Continue Reading →

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