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Summer Smile

Yesterday was like one big smile. Beautiful summer day, perfect temperature, blue sky. We headed over to Tapanui and then continued to Roxburgh in Central Otago via Moa Flat, a favourite route for us. At Roxburgh we looked in on a book and white elephant sale. I picked up a book for 40 cents and... Continue Reading →

Cornus Flowers in Bannerman Park

Yesterday I posted a photo of a Cornus (dogwood) tree in Bannerman Park taken by Nigel on 20 Dec 2018. While we were there I found a good position for a closer photo of the blooms and Nigel also took a shot from the same place. Here are both photos with similar composition. Taken by... Continue Reading →

Cornus (dogwood) tree in Bannerman Park, Gore, Southland, New Zealand. Taken by Nigel on 20 Dec 2018

Hydrangea Pinks and Blues

We found these beautiful hydrangea flowers when we visited Gore Gardens on 20 December 2018. It was amazing to see varying shades of pink and blue blooms on the bushes. Ann Mackay from Suffolk UK published a colourful and informative hydrangea post only a couple of hours ago and it prompted me to get mine... Continue Reading →

Alstroemeria flowers brightly blooming even though the stem has collapsed to the lawn. Photo taken by Nigel this morning in our garden. Gore New Zealand

Summer Flowers

Here's some photos that we've taken of the flowers currently blooming in the garden of the property that we rent in Gore, Southland, New Zealand. Nigel took this photo a few hours ago from the bedroom above the garage. He's recently pruned the camellia balls back into spheres after their spring-flowering and subsequent growth. Its... Continue Reading →

Heart of Gold

These striking lilies were blooming in the Gore Public Gardens when we wandered through on the evening of 20 Dec 2018. The white flowers, with golden centres like melted butter, were very eye-catching. Nigel took these lovely photos and I've cropped them for maximum effect. The first photo can be enlarged - please click on... Continue Reading →

Perching Orchid

When we were in Queens Park in Invercargill on 28 November, Nigel spotted this orchid perched in a tree on the main path. He took some photos as we both thought it looked attractive perched in the mature tree. I assume its one of our native orchids - we've seen plants just like this perched... Continue Reading →

Flowers of Home

The garden we currently have is "inherited". We moved into our rental house in February this year and we didn't recognise all of the plants so its been interesting to find out what they are. Even with plants we know, its often a mystery what colour the flowers will be until they bloom. We've just... Continue Reading →

Colours of Flowers

There was an eye-catching array of different flower colours at Queens Park, Invercargill when we were there on 13 November. The first four photos were ones I took while waiting for Nigel who was elsewhere on a job. Later he joined me and he took the last photo (thankfully his turned out well - my... Continue Reading →

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