Irises and Goldfish

I spent quite some time on 28 April wandering the Dunedin Botanic Garden while Nigel was busy with his work. The day was grey and bright and tricky for photography. Here's a few pics I took when I checked out the pond garden and found irises in flower and bright goldfish hiding under water lily... Continue Reading →

A Cover Like No Other

It was love at first sight when I saw the gorgeous cover of Kay's fourth book of poems; my favourite book cover ever. The beautiful face, soulful eyes and bright colours radiate pure joy and wonder that go straight to my heart, satisfying my deepest longings for colour. ~ Upturned, poems by New Zealand writer... Continue Reading →

Oh The Ocean!

Ocean views from the clifftop at Fortrose in The Catlins, Southland, New Zealand. Photos taken on 21 February 2021.

Blue Blue Blue

The last day of January 2021 was gorgeous and we decided to visit Maple Glen Garden in Glenham, Southland. It was fine, warm and summer bright. I've collected my photos of blue flowers into this post. New Zealand. Click on any photo to enlarge. I found the imperfections of this clematis quite endearing. This shaded... Continue Reading →

On The Verge

Colours of weeds on the road verge alongside the East Roxburgh to Millers Flat road. We stopped twice along the road. At the first stop I also took the Dill Dill Dill photos featured in a recent post. Central Otago, New Zealand. Pics taken 23 January 2021. Click on any photo to enlarge. Text and... Continue Reading →

Texas Hill Country

Not having my own Texas photos, nor any river photos, I opted for lovely blue flowers that I saw in Dunedin Botanic Garden on 09 October 2020, which is spring in New Zealand. I can imagine this as a blue snail!(head left-side of pic, shell in the middle, 'tail' to right). Moving on to Texas... Continue Reading →

Never Forgotten

Chatham Island forget-me-nots or Myosotidium hortensia. These are endemic to the Chatham Islands and therefore to New Zealand. It's common to see them down south here in gardens. They can be grown on the south side of a building (in New Zealand that's the most shaded and cool side). Their big fleshy leaves and beautiful... 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 →

Berry Unexpected

We were walking along a footpath that runs alongside Dunedin Botanic Gardens when we came across these colourful Mahonia berries. Given it's early spring in New Zealand it came as a surprise to see berries but some Mahonia species flower in winter so I guess that's why. Photos taken by Liz 04 Sept 2020. Click... Continue Reading →

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