Photos I chose for Easter from recent autumn pics taken near my home in Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. It's now Monday morning in NZ but these are photos I posted on Twitter yesterday for Easter Sunday. Click on any photo to enlarge. Light has come into the world. ~an autumn Easter A baby white... Continue Reading →
Bracket fungus and dense sprinkling of white spores. Native bush track, Black Gully, Blue Mountains. Tapanui, New Zealand. Found and photographed by Nigel 14 Feb 2021.
Yellow's bright and cheerful. I welcome it, especially now we're in the grey days of winter in New Zealand. I decided it's time to put together another YELLOW post and this one is super-loaded ...enjoy! You can't miss yellow, even if there's only a little bit 🙂 This time I've sourced majorly from Twitter so... Continue Reading →
While lockdown in New Zealand is immensely restrictive, the number of new Covid-19 cases today was only 29. Since lockdown the number of new cases each day has been: 78, 85, 83, 63, 76, 58, 61, 89, 71, 82, 89, 67, 54, 50, and today only 29. I feel relieved. We're getting the lower numbers... Continue Reading →
Pink poppy flowers plus links to fascinating manifestations of pink in nature. Some of these may be new to you - a good few of them are from Australia! Don't miss Pink Link No. 6, one of my favourite posts from Ellen Jennings who's based in the South Carolina Lowcountry - I love her photography!... Continue Reading →
These hand-painted botanical teaching charts were produced for the Imperial College of Japan. Imperial Universities were founded by the Empire of Japan between 1886 and 1939, and were Japan's most prestigious institutions during Imperial rule. From: A Garden of Earthly Delights (exhibition) At: Hocken Library, Dunedin, New Zealand The exhibition runs until August 11, 2019... Continue Reading →
Chicken of the Woods fruiting body, taken by Nick Hunter. "There are seasons, and then there are seasons within seasons. The final three weeks of summer that define the month of September provide vivid proof of the latter." This is just one of eleven photos in a fabulous roundup of late summer photos from Nick... Continue Reading →
Here's a couple of photos that Nigel took in winter, 01 July 2017, at Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. I really like them but hadn't used them in any posts yet so this is a special out-of-season post! The first photo is an amazing fungi stack that he found on a dead tree. Click on... Continue Reading →
Here are a rainbow of fungi colours for you to see but they're only the tip of the iceberg. At his website Steve Axford has COLOUR FOLDERS of fungi photography which I've drawn upon to create this teaser post. But what I really want to encourage you to do is to go and see for... Continue Reading →
As a teenager in the sub-tropical Far North of New Zealand I used to wander around in my father’s bush block and find beautiful fungi. I fell in love with their beauty and would return with notebook and coloured pencils to try and record what I saw. I especially loved the “filmy” toadstools and the coral fungi.
By viewing this wonderful blog post from Flow Art Station I was introduced to the fungi photography of Steve Axford from the Northern Rivers area of NSW, Australia. He manages to capture the extreme beauty and variety of these fascinating subjects that are generally only visible for such a fleeting period.
I hope you enjoy this post as much as I did!