Magnificent Mahonia

This Mahonia looked glorious when we visited Queens Park in Invercargill, Southland on Wed 11 May. I don't remember noticing before that yellow flowers and blue berries appear in same bunches at the same time. I think individual flower stems must fall downward after pollination and then form berries ~just judging from what appeared to... Continue Reading →

Unreal and Real

Autumn in Queens Park, Invercargill, Southland. Brightness by the cafe; Some roses still bloom; Magnificent Mahonia; Anthurium in the Conservatory. Taken today, 11 May. New Zealand.

Lowcountry Dreaming ~2

At Dunedin Botanic Garden on 07 May we wandered around the pond where we found lovely irises in bloom, adding blue accents among the autumn colours presented by other flora. Again I was reminded of the many iris photo posts published by Ted & Ellen Jennings from the Lowcountry in South Carolina. Here's a 2018... Continue Reading →

Geranium ‘Rozanne’

My favourite geranium flower, Rozanne, is so beautiful! To date she's never inhabited a garden of mine but I've admired her at garden centres. This afternoon I was delighted to find her beautiful blooms adorning a traffic island in Gore.. I was able to photograph them from the pedestrian crossing. Gore, Southland, New Zealand. ~Auckland... Continue Reading →

Ready To Roll in Ranfurly

A really handy robo-letterbox, ready to go.Where.. I don't know! ~but never alone.Comes with canine companion and bone.Wherever they come to rest.. is home. I found these in Ranfurly, Central Otago on 12 March 2022 as I walked into town. ~New Zealand. Click on either photo to enlarge. Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour... Continue Reading →

Autumn Gold

The poplars at Clyde are changing colour faster than our local poplars. I took the first photo from a vantage point on the edge of town not far from the Clyde bridge, downstream of the hydro dam. Clutha River. Central Otago, New Zealand. My second photo was taken not far from our home in West... Continue Reading →

The Whistlestop

And so we drove on into Central Otago, got to Clyde, where for the first time ever I noticed 'The Whistlestop', my attention caught by golden foliage. We both thought we'd love to have 'The Whistlestop' as our street address! New Zealand. 02 April 2022. [continued from yesterday's post On Our Way] Click on any... Continue Reading →

View from Braids Hill

On 25 March we were heading home from Dunedin and I asked Nigel to pull in to an easily missed carpark at the bottom of this hill, then we walked up a way to a Beach Access walkway that I've seen many times before when we drove up the hill. It looks very inviting because... Continue Reading →

St Matthew’s | Plants

Plants outside St Matthew's Church, Dunedin. 15 March. New Zealand. 1. Yew tree ~red berry 2. Native Veronica (Hebe) ~blue-mauve 3. Native Brachyglottis ~yellow 4. Native Astelia berries ~orange5. Native lancewood and astelia outside the tower6. Surprise! ~a pair of lancewoods behind a pair of large yews Click on any photo to enlarge. Text and... Continue Reading →

Dawn Colour

This morning I was surprised by a colourful sky outside and Nigel told me he'd already taken a photo. The colours were less bright by the time I got out but I still got a couple of interesting shots. The first pic is the bright shot taken by Nigel, looking east to the Blue Mountains... Continue Reading →

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