Gazania Gazing

Following on from yesterday's single-image post .. more gazanias! Photos taken at Queens Park in Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand on 26 January 2021. I couldn't take my eyes off these bright beauties! Three large rectangular beds of gazanias lined up across the lawn. The first pic shows a gazania that appeared to be a one-off... 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 →

A Merry Christmas Bush Walk

Spur-of-the-moment this morning: I suggested to Nigel that we take a break and explore a bush track that's only a short drive from home. We'd been to the public domain before but had never explored the track. Black Gully, Blue Mountains, West Otago, New Zealand. We just did a small part of the track, it's... Continue Reading →

Colour and Texture

Gold/orange: Alstroemeria, commonly called the Peruvian lily or Lily of the Incas. Available in a wide range of colours. Pink/red: Astrantia, commonly called masterwort or Hattie's pincushion! Lemon yellow/thistle-like seedhead: Urospermum dalechampii Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. Photos taken 7-9 December 2020.--taken by Liz except for photo 4 by Nigel. Click on any photo to... Continue Reading →

Pretty Pink Jewels

From the pink colour bed in Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. I love the bright colour of Erigeron 'Pink Jewel'. Erigeron is also known as fleabane which seems an awful name for a plant with lovely flowers! I took these photos 08 December 2020. Click on either photo to enlarge. Text and photos by Liz;... Continue Reading →

Kangaroo Paw

Yesterday at the Dunedin Botanic Gardens we managed to include the Australian garden in our wandering; to my delight the kangaroo paw plants had flower heads in the early stages of blooming. Kangaroo paw flowers (Anigozanthos species and hybrids) are some of my favourites! The first two images are cropped from photos taken by Nigel,... Continue Reading →

Erica cerinthoides

When in bloom, this plant from South Africa is a great favourite of mine. Dunedin Botanic Garden has a lovely South African garden and there's two different spots where I know to look for this species. Also known as fire heath. Rather a straggly plant but oh - those flowers! Nigel took the first photo,... Continue Reading →

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