Lemon Azalea

Another very pretty azalea / rhododendron : flowers and buds. Lemon and lime colours. Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand.Taken by Liz, 24 October 2020. Click on any photo to enlarge. Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2020)

Golden Azalea

Single sphere of pretty azalea / rhododendron flowers and buds. Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. Taken 24 October 2020.

Handkerchief Tree

I got a surprise at Dunedin Botanic Garden on 24 October 2020 to look up and see a handkerchief tree (dove tree, ghost tree) in flower, mainly because I'd been to the same spot an hour or two earlier and hadn't noticed it! New Zealand. Click on either photo to enlarge. Davidia involucrata Here's a... Continue Reading →

Succulent Lemon Flowers

Here's another succulent plant or ice plant but unlike our native Disphyma austral posted yesterday this is an exotic pest (pretty though). I took these photos at a picnic area near the Roxburgh hydro dam in Central Otago, New Zealand on 16 August 2020. Native to South Africa but now widely distributed! Click on any... Continue Reading →

Disphyma australe

This native succulent is found at the coast. I saw it on a cliff above rocks when we took the coast route from Dunedin to Waihola on our way home. We stopped at one of the many beaches, 25 October 2020. New Zealand. Click on any photo to enlarge. Disphyma australe subsp. australesynonym: Mesembryanthemum australeNew... Continue Reading →

Yellow Field Crop

We'd driven past this yellow field crop several times when travelling between home and Dunedin. On 25 October I remembered to ask Nigel to turn down the side road so I could get pictures. The final photo looks away from the yellow brassica flowers. I took it to show the context - pastoral with dairy... Continue Reading →

Confronting Covid

In Dunedin on Sunday 01 November we'd attended Knox Church (Presbyterian) in the morning and as we were leaving I caught a glimpse of palm tree flowers in the garden. This is what we saw once we'd found our way to the palm which, by the way, isn't native. Photos taken by Nigel. - and... Continue Reading →

Pond Plants

There's a beautiful pond garden at Dunedin Botanic Gardens, quite large and with a good variety of plants. It's been looking lovely of late. New Zealand. Click on any photo to enlarge. Pink candelabra primulas, 25 Oct 2020. Taken by me, this is a large showy group near the top of the gardens and nowhere... Continue Reading →

Time For Tea

In Dunedin this morning we exited the public library to find rain had set in so we quickly made our way to Nova Cafe in the Octagon. This is a great place to get a decent pot of tea. New Zealand. Tea for me is serious business ... Nigel was chief-of-the-teapot but he had camera... Continue Reading →

Bright Sunshiny Day

Cold wind today and dull/overcast, then a sudden change sometime around midday. Still a cold wind but the sky completely changed to very bright blue and sunshine. My photos came out way over-exposed - I've done the best I can to tone them down! Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. Click on any photo to enlarge.... Continue Reading →

Rich Red Azalea

Our favourite of all the beautiful azaleas (rhododendron sp.) at Dunedin Botanic Garden when we visited on 01 November 2020. Beautiful red-orange colour. Both of these photos were taken by Nigel. New Zealand. Click on either photo to enlarge. Text by Liz, photos by Nigel; Exploring Colour (2020)

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