Bursting With Colour

The garden at Maple Glen was bursting with colour when we visited on November 17, 2019. Many different colours of rhododendrons and azaleas were in full bloom and some released delightful fragrance into the garden. There were other beauties too such as irises, viburnum, wisteria and laburnum. Many colours were bold and striking. We were... Continue Reading →

Liking The Lichen

We were walking through Queens Park in Invercargill when I noticed this lichen was glowing brightly on the trunk of a pine tree. Loved the bright natural colour! Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand. Photos taken 26 October 2019 (Spring). I didn't edit these apart from resizing them. First photo taken by Liz and the second by... Continue Reading →

Bright Petals

These are the last of the tulip photos that we took as we came through Edendale on Saturday 26 October, taken from a side road. The first and last photos show the farthest edge of the huge field, with sheep grazing on the other side of the fence. Edendale, Southland, New Zealand Commercial tulip field... Continue Reading →

Where Have All The Flowers Gone

After finding the  Ocean Of Orange  I noticed a side road that provided access to another side of the same huge tulip field so we turned down there and parked. Here we realised that they'd already begun topping the flowers. The "bleed" effect of the petals was interesting. The flowers get topped because these plants... Continue Reading →

An Ocean of Orange

We'd only just left the  vivid stripes of colourful tulips  and rejoined the highway when we found an ocean of orange tulips on the other side of the road, orange that eventually got arrested by a band of red. Wow.. these tulips are hot! Edendale, Southland, New Zealand. Photos taken Sat 26 Oct 2019. Photos... Continue Reading →

Sensational Colour

For a brief time in spring these normally boring fields erupt into bright and vivid colour. This is the site of a commercial tulip farm where the bulbs are harvested and sent to the northern hemisphere (about 80% of the bulbs will go to the United States and the rest to Holland, Norway, Finland and... Continue Reading →

Handsome Pheasant

One of the handsome golden pheasants made an appearance when we visited Maple Glen Garden on 06 October but not as close as previously. I still wanted to post the shots though. He was more interested in keeping close to a near female than being near us.  For a closer view, see  The Golden Boy.... Continue Reading →

Local Colour

When we visited the local plant nursery on Saturday we walked from home and photographed some of the colour we found along the way. The first photo is by Nigel and the second by me. The tall conical tree is our native Golden Totara or Podocarpus totara 'aurea' whose foliage takes on a good gold... Continue Reading →

Seaview Sunset

Very keen to show you this beautiful rhododendron that we photographed at our wonderful local plant nursery in Tapanui when we visited on Saturday 19 October. The colour of the blooms is sensational! Blue Mountain Nurseries, Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. Rhodo Seaview Sunset Available at Blue Mountain Nurseries, Tapanui. From the sign it appears... Continue Reading →

Crawling With Ladybirds

Some time ago Nigel spotted this red car in Dunedin and it's a beauty! The guy on the left is legging it.. ladybird phobia, I wonder? Nigel's take: reluctantly using his wife's car and it's like ... SHAME !!!  Any other ideas? (apart from 'he wants to get out of the photo') To enlarge a... Continue Reading →

Create a website or blog at WordPress.com

Up ↑