Honeysuckle, Lonicera species. An old favourite, here trained over a garden gate. Millers Flat, Central Otago, New Zealand. 24 Dec 2021.
Spring flowers blooming nice and white, found on my birthday trip into Central Otago on 31 October. Garden-whites and Wild-whites. New Zealand.
These four photos are the last from a folder of images that I took on 28 October. It was a gorgeous afternoon and I really enjoyed my beautiful spring walk! ~ Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand.
This gorgeous pink hawthorn put on a great spring display, just up the street from us. It's finished now but these photos were taken 27 and 28 October, and 03 Nov (last photo). Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand.
Local walk on 02 October, seven photos. The range of colours was satisfying. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand.
Some lovely flowers from around town, when we went for a walk on 07 November. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand.
A week ago on a local walk I came upon this beautifully rich red-orange rhododendron and then noticed it was complemented with Solomons Seal flowers. Interestingly this evening I noticed Chris Mousseau from Prince Edward County, Ontario (Canada) had posted photos of Solomons Seal foliage that's softly fading away as autumn progresses.. our seasons are... Continue Reading →
This morning I was outside in the garden when out of the corner of my eye I spotted a flash of red, it was a real "Suprise!" moment. I walked over to investigate, finding it to be a Kākābeak in flower, a native shrub gifted to Nigel a while back and I knew he'd planted... Continue Reading →
Sweet Sunday! ~photos from my walk this morning.Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. I approached the fence to photograph the cute duck and the cute lamb lambasted me with bleats, speeding down the field to say hello; then the brown hen came scurrying over. It was all very confusing and the hen was nervous of the... Continue Reading →
For my birthday we rented a cottage at East Roxburgh for two nights. A spacious property with an old apricot orchard at the top of the drive and further down, the cottage set within a lawn and garden setting. The owner's home is across the lawn, and also a separate stand-alone building with deck for... Continue Reading →
Floral highlights from my birthday today, spent in Central Otago, New Zealand. 31 October, and it's spring in NZ. The day was very bright but generally cloudy. The public garden in Alexandra looked splendid! Lots of bright wildflowers in the Cromwell Gorge including the vivid California poppies. Horse chestnuts are flowering now and lots of... Continue Reading →