Still some camellias. Bannerman Park, Gore. Southland, New Zealand. 18 September.
Robust buds and blooms on this Magnolia tree in Gore Gardens, 18 September 2022. Very messy form, but magnificent magenta blooms - a real stand-out in the early Spring garden. A real bright spark!
The first three photos were taken by me at Moa Flat when we pulled over to photograph the kōwhai tree in blossom.. it was looking very fine in the end-of-day sunshine. West Otago, New Zealand. 10 September (spring). And.. the last photo, by Nigel, was taken back in April (autumn), at Wilden, which is a... Continue Reading →
As mentioned in Plum Pigeon, we have a native-pigeon-couple spending courting time in our blossoming plum tree. Late on 11th September I noted their presence in the tree and managed to get out there with my cellphone camera. Today while considering this post I decided to search for poems about the New Zealand Pigeon and... Continue Reading →
Spring in Tapanui on a fine weather day, 11th September ~but today we're back to winter; snowed on the hill. Spring's fickle! West Otago, New Zealand.
We happened upon this blossom bonanza yesterday south of Roxburgh (out in the countryside, further south than the orchard in yesterday's post). The beautiful blossom, in pink and white, covered the hillside between the road and the mighty Clutha River / Mata-Au. Such an awesome pleasure to see all this before the blossom disappears. Central... Continue Reading →
Pink and white .. coconut ice. That's what came to mind when I saw these gorgeous orchard fruit trees. The orchard's at the southern end of the town of Roxburgh although the close-up photo was taken at a different orchard a bit further south. We were on our way to the nice cafe in Roxburgh... Continue Reading →
After our chilly start to spring (cold wind, rain, sleet and snow) September 8th was much better, a gloriously fine day and I lost no time getting a load of washing 'done and hung'. End-of-day I trudged out to the line to get the washing, enjoying the melodious sounds of tūī song as I filled... Continue Reading →
Beautiful kōwhai tree, golden yellow blossom. Reigning over a sheep paddock. This evening.. Moa Flat, West Otago, New Zealand.