It Only Takes One

Got your attention? This is one of my favourite roses at Dunedin Botanic Garden; name is 'Wild Cat'. The flowers of 'Wild Cat' were looking stupendous when I visited on 10 April 2021, our autumn. New Zealand. Rose info: Floribunda, Dickson, UK pre 2009. Click on any of the images below to enlarge. Now I'd... Continue Reading →

Something Old, Something New

Spring is a wonderful season.. living in New Zealand I'm in autumn but enjoying spring photos from the northern hemisphere. These photos were published by fellow WP bloggers on 02 May 2020. I've decided to show them with a minimum of information - please visit the original posts for the full story. Click on either... Continue Reading →

Spec-tacular Giraffe

Very stressy yesterday afternoon, my driver's license had expired and I didn't know if they'd issue me a new one. The eye-test ... looking into the machine what I saw bore no relation to what I was supposed to see. This meant I had to visit an optometrist who was a complete stranger, on the... Continue Reading →

Worth Getting Up For

"So, early on a January morning in Winnipeg, when I looked out the window to see fog instead of a snowstorm, I was beyond myself. I almost forgot to exchange my bedroom slippers for boots before I was out the door. And then, to add to my pleasure, when I got outside it was warm... Continue Reading →

Chocolate Cafe Mural

Mural detail inside Patagonia's chocolate and ice-cream cafe, Beach Street, Queenstown, New Zealand - their flagship store on the shore of Lake Wakatipu. Nigel took these yesterday, 27 Oct. *Click on the above photo to enlarge* The mural is on the wall behind the stairs that lead from the ground floor to the first floor... Continue Reading →

Monochrome Magic

This article by Ann Mackay got my attention, especially as I recently challenged myself to find interesting black-and-white work by other bloggers and then re-blogged a different photo or artwork every day for a week (with permission). I really enjoyed my journey into black-and-white territory In her article, Ann discusses various ways in which a... Continue Reading →

Leopards are Soft and Furry

Soft white fur and black spots, at least that's what I thought at first glance... but look closely at the spots - they're a glittering metallic blue! They remind me of polished paua shell (abalone). This leopard however hails from the UK, not from New Zealand. Meet the Leopard Moth (Zeuzera pyrina) photographed by Pete Hillman. The... Continue Reading →

BW07: Machrie Moor

Machrie Moor Stone Circles "is the collective name for six stone circles visible on Machrie Moor near the settlement of Machrie on the Isle of Arran, Scotland." - from Wikipedia The image below was created by Cybele Moon whose blog I've only recently found; she creates fantastic imagery. This is an infrared image to which Cybele... Continue Reading →

BW06: Honesty

Recently I came across a black and white photo of one of my favourite weed plants when exploring a blog that's new to me. The seed pods of Honesty. Occasionally I find them somewhere, always a delightful and surprising encounter! Honesty is also sometimes called money plant, silver dollar, dollar plant and moonwort. Its Latin... Continue Reading →

BW05: Zebra Mohawk

I've very recently started following Ravi Patel's blog  Photos by Ravi. It has an amazing range of photos and I'm looking forward to digging deeper. Currently Ravi is posting photos of Chihuly glass at Biltmore Estate and Gardens, Asheville, North Carolina. Ravi has a black and white section so I took a look through and... Continue Reading →

BW04: Beach Shell

Sharon Mann from the blog Make Art...Magic Happens has surely created magic with this drawing using tones of gray to produce a beautiful beach scene featuring a person's hand holding a mussel shell. This could easily be a New Zealand scene and I guess it could be many other places around the world too! From:              Gray Tones  ... Continue Reading →

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