Pōhutukawa flowers, our New Zealand 'Christmas Tree', are sensational. Here's three different examples we came across yesterday 18 Jan, at Dunedin Botanic Garden. We also saw plenty flowering in gardens along the south coast road to Taieri Mouth, on our way home. Click on any photo to enlarge. Metrosideros excelsa At the main top carpark... Continue Reading →
Beautiful experience today to participate in celebrating the Eucharist at Gore Anglican church ~Holy Trinity. Bishop Steven Benford, Diocese of Dunedin, attended and also played the piano for the hymns. Southland, New Zealand. Click on any photo to enlarge. Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2022)
Mistletoe flowers and leaves shone bright on Christmas Day at Black Gully Reserve, Tapanui. West Otago, New Zealand. 25 Dec 2021.
Some churches have a labyrinth but this church in Southland, New Zealand has a monkey puzzle tree! I'd love to know the history of the decision, to put a monkey puzzle tree right out front of their church 🙂 First time I've noticed this, and it totally delights me. The church is in a tiny... Continue Reading →
Wonderful Monkey Puzzle Tree in Tapanui endowed by nature at this time of year with 'baubles', on a private property not far from us and near their boundary fence. The 4th pic is my last photo of a Tapanui property lit up for Christmas. All these photos were taken Christmas Day/Night. West Otago, New Zealand.... Continue Reading →
I had this photo from a cafe/bar garden in Clyde, Central Otago and nearly chucked it out as it was so flat (2nd photo). Something stopped me though, I liked the rose stems reaching out to claim space and also the way they relate with the blue sky and cloud behind them. After adjusting for... Continue Reading →
I found myself with a few local 'white' Christmas photos after a wander around town. These were all taken on Boxing Day except for the white ducks and the pigeons - I took those on Christmas Day. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand.
Lying on my back on a grassy slope, and looking up and behind, I spied these fresh green leaves against a perfect cloudless blue sky. Boxing Day morning was one to remember, a perfect summer morning. Photos taken at Black Gully Domain, Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. The next photo is a small crop from... Continue Reading →
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.
Oddities found, local walk 28 Oct. Tapanui, West Otago. New Zealand. 1. Rooster on tall pole by an entrance 2. Letterbox (next-door property to the rooster) 3.Cool gabion letterbox on another street 4. After taking pics of a beech tree.. the tree stared back at me