Rainbow Gum

Tonight a spectacular photo arrived in my Twitter feed via Dr. Dean Nicolle whose Twitter bio reads: Eucalyptologist (gum nut). Botanist, arborist, ecologist & author, specialising in the eucalypts. Creator & curator of Currency Creek Arboretum. Adelaide, Australia. Website: Calyptra Twitter: @DeanNicolle1 This bright colourful tree trunk is a rainbow gum (Eucalyptus deglupta). The large... Continue Reading →

Shocking Pink

Why is a very bright shade of pink "shocking"? Is it because little girls are supposedly made of "sugar and spice and all things nice" and bright, vivid pink is too LOUD and NOT nice? What other colour is called "shocking" .. I don't recall the term being consistently applied to any other colour! Flower... Continue Reading →

Life and Death

Good Friday commemorates the suffering and death of Jesus Christ at the crucifixion. Easter in the southern hemisphere falls in autumn so the seasonal context is way different to that of northerners. I've kept these pics of red fall foliage for today (taken locally on Monday, 29 March 2021). Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. It's... Continue Reading →

Berry Bright

From yesterday's local walk along the highway, Pyracantha berries, a dazzling show of colour. Autumn in New Zealand. Tapanui, West Otago.

A Cover Like No Other

It was love at first sight when I saw the gorgeous cover of Kay's fourth book of poems; my favourite book cover ever. The beautiful face, soulful eyes and bright colours radiate pure joy and wonder that go straight to my heart, satisfying my deepest longings for colour. ~ Upturned, poems by New Zealand writer... Continue Reading →

Upturned Turns Up

Upturned turns up, bright and colourful as ever. My much loved, signed copy, with me at illys Cafe in Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. This Sunday I'll share the story of the beautiful cover! Poems by Dunedin writer and poet, Kay McKenzie Cooke. Published by The Cuba Press. New Zealand. About the book. And... Kay... Continue Reading →

Early Autumn

These photos were taken on 05 March 2021 when Nigel and I were wandering around the lower level in the Dunedin Botanic Garden. There were still lovely roses to be seen and although most garden plants are now past their best it's always interesting to see them at their mature stages too. I didn't have... Continue Reading →

Wild and Weedy

These bright yellow flowers bloom along roadsides everywhere around here. Have been for weeks. This is by the Pomahaka River at Conical Hill, West Otago. New Zealand. I assume they're hieracium (hawkweed). Photos taken 19 Feb 2021. Click on any photo to enlarge. Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2021)

More Pokers

Line of red hot pokers (Kniphofia sp.) in Southland, New Zealand. 21 Feb 2021. Roadside verge by farm fence.

Monkey Musk

Can't help loving these yellow flowers even though they're a pest plant in New Zealand. The plant is called Monkey Musk. I took the photos yesterday when we were exploring a rough forestry road out in the country. River Rd, Conical Hill, West Otago. There is more information about the plant HERE. Click on any... Continue Reading →

Hollyhocks

More hollyhock photos from our visit to the town of Clyde on 29 January 2021. Clyde is in Central Otago, New Zealand.

Create a website or blog at WordPress.com

Up ↑