We were out driving this afternoon and found this cool guy busy working at the front of his property, near the mailbox. He's a fair dinkum kiwi 'cause he's wearing his Red Band gumboots! Waitahuna, near Lawrence. Clutha District, New Zealand. Click on any photo to enlarge. While I was taking photos, Nigel sneakily took... Continue Reading →
"The Rt. Rev. Glenda S. Curry was ordained and consecrated to serve as bishop coadjutor of the Diocese of Alabama on June 27 at the Cathedral Church of the Advent in Birmingham. She is the first woman to serve as bishop in the Diocese of Alabama." --from an article in the Episcopal News Service posted... Continue Reading →
Driving along the Roxburgh East Road through the Teviot Valley, I spotted this gorgeous old stone cottage down below. Nigel stopped so I could get photos. Looking for more information I found a Facebook media-set of photos taken 04 October 2015 and was amazed to find the cottage was just a derelict ruin then! Someone's... Continue Reading →
The historic Daniel O’Connell suspension bridge (1880) crosses the Manuherikia River at Ophir. Central Otago, New Zealand. Taken by Nigel 22 Mar 2020.
The final spring flowers from when I spent time in Dunedin Botanic Garden on 04 September 2020 (which is early spring in New Zealand). The second and third photos were taken in the winter garden conservatory. Click on any photo to enlarge. Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2020)
More photos of early spring flowers that I took on my visit to Dunedin Botanic Garden on 04 September, these are from the Mediterranean Garden. Dunedin, New Zealand. Click on any photo to enlarge. Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2020)
Hymn of Life: Tulips by Yayoi Kusama. Fibreglass, ceramic tile and steel (2007). City of Beverly Hills Public Art Fund. Los Angeles. Taken by Nigel in 2010.
Excited to share this beautiful poem Joy is water, a poem by WP blogger sarahsouthwest (uk). Sarah found my request a few days ago after it'd been missed a while ago - thanks for getting in touch Sarah! Her poems can be found online at: fmmewritespoems Joy is water words by sarahsouthwest, originally posted... Continue Reading →
Plants that caught my eye in the South African area of Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand on 04 Sept 2020 - early spring in New Zealand. Click on any photo to enlarge. The Pelargonium in the next photo was by steps that lead from the South African Garden to the Mediterranean Garden. Text and photos... Continue Reading →
We were walking along a footpath that runs alongside Dunedin Botanic Gardens when we came across these colourful Mahonia berries. Given it's early spring in New Zealand it came as a surprise to see berries but some Mahonia species flower in winter so I guess that's why. Photos taken by Liz 04 Sept 2020. Click... Continue Reading →
That's how it seemed when I wandered past this Euphorbia in the Mediterranean Garden at Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. It was above a rock wall and closer to my height than it would otherwise have been, and it was like all these 'eyes' watching me! Stopped me in my tracks. I took a fair... Continue Reading →