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)

Two Shades of Pink

This evening I suggested to Nigel that we make the most of the lovely spring evening and visit Gore to check out hawthorn blossom at Hamilton Park. Here's two of my photos, showing two shades of pink blossom on adjacent trees - deep pink and light pink. Gore, Southland. Click on either photo to enlarge.... Continue Reading →

Wonderful Jumble

A crooked tree, bright azalea flowers and fresh fern fronds fascinated me in the Rhododendron Garden at Dunedin Botanic Gardens on 24 October 2020. This little area was wild and wonderful! New Zealand. Click on any photo to enlarge. Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2020)

Little Lemon Rose

Found this gorgeous early rose loaded with cute little lemon-coloured blooms in the Jessie Calder Garden (old roses), Queens Park, Invercargill on 17 October 2020. This was the only rose making an impact, others had barely started. Southland, New Zealand. Click on any photo to enlarge Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2020)

Keeping It Light

Light and white. Mostly plant photos. The first three were taken in Dunedin Botanic Gardens, New Zealand, 09 October 2020. I didn't look for labels but noted what I believe they are. Click twice on any photo to fully enlarge Drimys winteri beside a path by the lower carpark. Second and third photos were taken... Continue Reading →

Petals and Flowers

Kōwhai flower photos taken by Nigel in Dunedin Botanic Garden in late September 2020 (spring in New Zealand). Kōwhai are Sophora species. Click on any photo to enlarge. Kōwhai flowers against Pittosporum foliage. Kōwhai petals carpeting a lawn. Cropped from larger photo (below) Text by Liz, photos by Nigel; Exploring Colour (2020)keyword: kowhai

How Good Is Gold?

Very, very good when it's kōwhai blossom! New Zealand has eight species of kōwhai all of which are endemic. This is a specimen tree on the lawn near the herb garden at Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. The photos are all of the same tree - I wanted to capture its special character. Photos taken... Continue Reading →

Brighten The Blue

We were in Dunedin much of Thurs/Fri/Sat and managed to spend time in Dunedin Botanic Garden on Sat before reluctantly leaving to go home. Many native kōwhai trees are in glorious golden blossom now, and these below were particularly bright and gorgeous - stunning against the perfect blue sky. There's much to make us anxious... Continue Reading →

Final Flowers

The final spring flowers from when I spent time in Dunedin Botanic Garden on 04 September 2020 (which is early spring in New Zealand). The second and third photos were taken in the winter garden conservatory. Click on any photo to enlarge. Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2020)

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