Cabbage Tree Cheer

We're two-thirds of the way through Spring and our native cabbage trees are putting on a wonderful show, flowering profusely. Nigel was driving home yesterday and looked for somewhere to stop in order to get pictures. These were all taken from the one stop, a little north of Kingston and by Lake Wakatipu. New Zealand.... Continue Reading →

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 →

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)

Southern Spring

Southern rhododendron / azalea colour for you, from Invercargill in Southland, New Zealand (bottom end of the South Island). We were there 17 Oct 2020, these photos are from two different parks/gardens. Click on any photo to enlarge. First up is this bright beauty from Queens Park, the big public park/gardens in the central city... Continue Reading →

Beauty of Trees

First four photos taken in Hamilton Park, Gore on the same lovely spring evening when I took the hawthorn blossom and willow shots. Southland, New Zealand. Photos taken 03 Nov 2020. Last two photos taken in central Gore, at the public garden. Click on any photo below to enlarge. White rhododendron at Gore Public Garden.... Continue Reading →

Willowy Gymnasts

Trimmed trees ... these willows have been drastically cut back. And bent by the prevailing winds. In addition, Nigel gave me photos he'd taken - of me taking the photos! Hamilton Park, Gore, Southland. New Zealand. Click on any photo to enlarge. These two reminded me of a couple of gymnasts! There were three all... Continue Reading →

Peaceful Path of Pink

A wander along a peaceful path, tranquil respite from uncertainty and anxiety. Particularly thinking of American friends right now. Photos taken by Liz in the early evening, last night in Hamilton Park.Gore, Southland, New Zealand. Loving our lovely Spring 🙂 Hawthorn Blossom Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2020)

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