Snail Vine

Snail Vine! Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. I took these in the Tropical House of the Winter Garden Glasshouse on 26 December 2020.

Prickles and Petals

It so happens that I photographed these cacti in winter (end of June) and again in summer (26 Dec). On the summer visit the long, lanky cactus had produced a beautiful flower! My photos are taken in the Winter Garden Glasshouse, Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. Their website refers to the cacti and succulents area... Continue Reading →

Dare To Hope

"Hope doesn't just accept the way things are. It dares to hope and believe that something can be different, and then works to make that happen." -- Most Rev. Michael Curry, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church of the U.S. Source: transcript of his chat on 01 January with Judy Woodruff / PBS News Hour,interview... Continue Reading →

Happy New Year ~from Liz

When we shine we shine togethermaking it so much betterthan shining all alone. Love these words! Spied them recently in a tweet by Damien B. Donnelly, my Irish poet/writer friend who blogs at Deuxiemepeau Poetry. And lovely bright shining flowers. Taken by Nigel a few months ago at Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. Euphorbia polychroma... Continue Reading →

Warm Breeze

"Whenever you feel a warm breeze brush against you, that's the kiss I blew to you." Bottlebrush flowers. Brightness, warmth and colour for any who need it. I took these photos 09 Dec 2020. Australia collection ~ Dunedin Botanic Garden ~ New Zealand. Click on any photo to enlarge. Text and photos by Liz; Exploring... Continue Reading →

Festive in Dunedin

Christmas Day in Dunedin offered a fine morning and then the weather deteriorated in the afternoon. Fortunately we headed out to the beach early and got to visit the Botanic Gardens before wet weather came in. Last night we attended a beautiful Christmas Eve service at Knox Church with lots of candles and music and... Continue Reading →

Black Tree Fern 02

I was taking photos of this tree fern (the same tree fern I showed yesterday), and Nigel decided to photograph me taking the photos ... and getting swallowed by the fronds! I was trying to get detail photos - which I'm now sharing with you in this post. Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. 09 Dec... Continue Reading →

Black Tree Fern

Two photos of the same black tree fern. Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand.Photo 1 : taken 09 Dec 2020 ~~/~~ Photo 2 : taken 25 Oct 2020Entirely coincidental I took both from a similar position. I find it interesting to see the development of the big new frond during the intervening period. Click on either... Continue Reading →

Merry NZ Christmas

These photos of New Zealand flora were all taken by me at Dunedin Botanic Garden on 09 Dec 2020, in the native plant collection. This is my Christmas blog-post, like a Christmas card. Thank you for visiting and to those who've been with me for longer - I value your return visits. To the regulars... Continue Reading →

White Rata

When we enjoyed the surprise view of the yellow-flowered Southern Rata on 09 December 2020, there was another surprise for us - we saw a White Rata as well! This is Bartlett's rata, (Metrosideros bartlettii). According to the curator of the native plant collection, this is an extremely rare species from Northland. Dunedin Botanic Garden,... Continue Reading →

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