Australian Frangipani

Lovely tree with 'honey-scented' yellow flowers. Several small specimens can be found in the Australia Collection of the Dunedin Botanic Garden. I like the look of the flowers, you just know they're going to be scented! And they're a shade of yellow I really like. This photo was taken on 18 Jan 2022. I've posted... Continue Reading →

Pink Paws

Pink kangaroo paw flowers by an aviary at Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. 18 January 2022. Anigozanthos, in the Australia Collection. These bright pink weird-looking blooms don't quite look real but when you're there they're real enough .. a great favourite with me!

Flower in a Paw

Kangaroo Paw flowers are a wonderful treat in summer, a 'something special' from Australia that I adore. They have a few species growing in the Australian collection at Dunedin Botanic Garden and we visited on Tues 18 January so I was able to get a few shots of different kinds. New Zealand. Click on any... Continue Reading →

Summer Red

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 →

an angel is here

Today I saw an angel's fishing rod and an umbrella. ~surely an angel rests here.Dierama pulcherrimum /cafe roof, Dunedin Botanic Garden. New Zealand

Dazzling Dahlia

Bright colour for this Christmas Eve evening; I took the photo at Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand on 22 December. Merry Christmas!

Rock Daisy

Marlborough rock daisies are endemic and naturally found in .. Marlborough! They grow on steep rocky or stony sites and are highly resistant to summer drought; the region gets very hot in summer. There are three species of which Pachystegia insignis has the greatest natural range, and it's also very common as a garden plant... Continue Reading →

Grasp the Alligator

A fancy fountain from Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand dating back to 1890 when it was "Erected and presented to the citizens of Dunedin by Wolf Harris Esq", not here but at Queens Gardens in the city. It was removed after WW1 in favour of the Cenotaph, then stored until it was resurrected for the... Continue Reading →

Bubbles and Leaves

Bubbles because this was our first day at Covid alert level 2, for those of us who live outside of the Auckland region. We're now free to break out of our household bubbles! Thing was though, despite it now being spring we had snow overnight and this morning... so I stayed inside; it was freezing... Continue Reading →

Getting To Zero

Thought I'd update y'all on how our lockdown's progressing, in case you're interested. The whole country has been in lockdown for two weeks at Level 4. That's our highest level, where we stay home in our 'bubbles' unless we're essential workers. You may recall we locked down at midnight on the same day the first... Continue Reading →

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