These photos are from an exhausting bush walk we did on Friday 31 March from which I'm still in recovery! As we climbed I spotted many small treasures along the way, most often in the way that light was catching ferns, mosses and foliage to good effect.
Sea, rocks and kelp at Bluff in Southland. Far south of the South Island of New Zealand. Foveaux Strait. 17 March.
During a local walk on 12 March I took photos of anything autumn-y that got my attention. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand.
Cute Little Fella
Yesterday a curious tomtit came to check on us while we were enjoying a short walk in the native bush at Black Gully Reserve near Tapanui, West Otago. New Zealand. The tomtit is native, tiny, and in the case of the male bird.. quite colourful. This was a treat.. we don't often see birds in... Continue Reading →
Beauty of Backlit Leaves
Variegated elm foliage. Public garden, Alexandra. Central Otago, New Zealand. 29 January.
Catching The Light
Flowers catching the light. Alexandra public garden, 29 January. Central Otago, New Zealand.
Bolder Than Blue
In summer, red hot pokers quickly send up tall sturdy flower heads that demand all attention for themselves. They're completely unfazed by the big blue sky above, doggedly growing taller so they can 'own the blue' and boldly take advantage. Viewed against a cloudless, summer-blue sky their brilliance is brightest. West Otago, New Zealand. 29... Continue Reading →
Stop for a Red
These fabulous red hot pokers required I ask Nigel to turn around and go back.. Kniphofia come in a range of colours but these are the true sizzling red-hot flower heads that look like they'd burn you! They were growing in front of a farm paddock near the gate, and right by the sealed highway.... Continue Reading →
Late Summer Colour
Getting close to autumn now and there's a colour shift in the landscape (e.g. some poplar trees are already yellow, other species are still green). Here are some native plants (not the rosehips!) that I enjoyed photographing on Saturday 25 February at Commissioners Track near the Roxburgh dam. Central Otago, New Zealand. Native flax with... Continue Reading →
Leaf Me Alone
We were returning along a walking track today, I was following behind Nigel. I glanced upward and spotted this bright yellow leaf caught in dense shrubbery, well above head-height. I stopped to take some photos and as I took the first shot Nigel quips, "Leaf me alone!" ... 🙂
Light and Colour
Flowers in Dunedin Botanic Garden on 15 January. New Zealand.
Oil crop of yellow sunflowers on the outskirts of Clinton, 04 February. South Otago, New Zealand.