Daffodil Detail

Photos taken by me from our second visit to the historic daffodil fields this spring, located at Weatherstons near Lawrence, 02 October. Clutha District, Otago. New Zealand.

Sunday Yellow

Beautiful weather today, Sunday in New Zealand. We paid a return visit to the historic Black Horse Brewery daffodils at Weatherstons, near Lawrence in the Clutha district, Otago.

Wild Side Again

The glorious riot of colour again.. another four photos taken by me when we drove along the East Roxburgh road on 25 September 2022 and came across this spring display of profuse yellow and pink blossom at a private property, on the road frontage. Forsythia and, I suppose the pink blossom would be cherry blossom.... Continue Reading →

The Wild Side

When we drove to East Roxburgh on Sunday afternoon, 25 Sept, I was delighted when we drove past this glorious riot of colour along the road frontage of a private property. Few would be brave enough to layer great masses of yellow and pink blossom in the same planting but somebody's had the courage to... Continue Reading →

Daffodil Legacy

Hart’s Black Horse Brewery closed in 1923 and little but ruins remain today but.. there's daffodils! Starting in 1895, the Hart family planted thousands of specially-imported daffodil bulbs. This afternoon we drove to Weatherstons near the rural town of Lawrence and spent an hour wandering around the property. Afterward we visited the wonderful corner dairy... Continue Reading →

R. pachysanthum

My early-Spring report in response to questions on a previous blogpost. Rhododendron pachysanthum is one of a trio of special rhododendrons grouped close together in Bannerman Park, in Gore. This one had gorgeous cinnamon-coloured young foliage at the time, back in summer (16th January). I promised fellow bloggers Ann and Ellen I'd try to return... Continue Reading →

Fuzzy Buds, Beautiful Blooms

Robust buds and blooms on this Magnolia tree in Gore Gardens, 18 September 2022. Very messy form, but magnificent magenta blooms - a real stand-out in the early Spring garden. A real bright spark!

Lovely On A Good Day

Spring in Tapanui on a fine weather day, 11th September ~but today we're back to winter; snowed on the hill. Spring's fickle! West Otago, New Zealand.

Plum Pigeon

After our chilly start to spring (cold wind, rain, sleet and snow) September 8th was much better, a gloriously fine day and I lost no time getting a load of washing 'done and hung'. End-of-day I trudged out to the line to get the washing, enjoying the melodious sounds of tūī song as I filled... Continue Reading →

A Blue Day

Wandering aimlessly along a path at Dunedin Botanic Garden I spotted a long line of blue colour through the trees and instantly became way more intentional in my direction, choosing paths that would take me to the lovely blue. 25 March 2022, autumn in New Zealand.

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