Titan Arum: Part Four

On the morning of 04 February, 2018 we again turned up at the Dunedin Botanic Garden glasshouse to view the titan arum or corpse flower (Amorphophallus titanum). The three photos below are our final photos. See also:  Titan Arum:    Part One  |  Part Two | Part Three Photos taken by Nigel. Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin,... Continue Reading →

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Titan Arum: Part Three

On the morning of 03 February, 2018 we again turned up at the Dunedin Botanic Garden glasshouse to view the Titan arum or Corpse Flower (Amorphophallus titanum). The following four photos show what we saw. See also:  Titan Arum:    Part One  |  Part Two Photos taken by Nigel. Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin, New Zealand **... Continue Reading →

Titan Arum: Part Two

On 01 February 2018 we visited the Dunedin Botanic Garden again and checked on the progress of the Amorphophallus titanum (titan arum or corpse flower). We were very nervous that the flower mightn't open before we moved house, away from Dunedin on 05 February! Just to be clear - this is an unopened flower. At... Continue Reading →

Titan Arum: Part One

Have you seen the 'Corpse Flower'? Earlier this year in our summer, at the end of Jan/early Feb, an Amorphophallus titanum at the Dunedin Botanic Garden flowered - much to the excitement of Nigel and I! We popped into the glasshouse every chance we could to see its progress and it flowered JUST before we... Continue Reading →

Recognise this plant? Once seen, never forgotten. I'll be posting more about this plant ... tell me via the comments if you know what the name of it is! And if you've seen one, please tell me about it and where. Photo taken by Nigel.

All Lined Up: Camellia Hedge. We pass this very tidily clipped low hedge when we walk into town from home. In late autumn it was flowering beautifully when there was little else in bloom. What a stunner!

Lessons of Nature by Tanja Britton

A new addition to the Where and What is Beauty? series. At the end of May I read this wonderful post by Tanja that she'd posted earlier in May. She kindly agreed to my request to reblog it in its entirety, as part of my series. Blog Home:  Tanja Britton   Lives and writes at the... Continue Reading →

Spring Blossom Poem

Shortly before I published yesterday's post of spring blossom photos from NYC, Damien from Paris published this wonderful poem on his blog Deuximepeau; Picturing Poetry. Here I share Damien's poem and photograph with his permission. The presentation here differs slightly to his own blog-post. From:   The Burden of Beauty By Damien B. Donnelly  |  14... Continue Reading →

Spring Blossom in Douglas Manor, NYC

Beautiful spring blossom from New York! No, I'm not travelling (oh, I wish I was) but these photos are from a fabulous blog-post that came through on Sunday, 13 May NZ-time and I requested permission to share them here so that you'd get to see them too. If you're into architecture, specifically historic Arts and... Continue Reading →

Don’t give up!

Today its my pleasure to share with you a perfect pairing of paragraph and photo, by PEPIX whose blog I started following recently. If you've ever been caught "between a rock and a hard place" or you're in this position right now, I hope this lovely post will encourage you to persevere. Don't Give Up!... Continue Reading →

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