Bronze Flax

A week ago when we walked out of town and up the road through farmland, taking photos of trees with bare branches, I'd noticed how beautiful the bronze-coloured flaxes were looking. Most side-of-the-road flaxes are green but sometimes we see brown or bronze flaxes, and occasionally variegated forms. This one, with a few similar companions,... Continue Reading →

Dockweed

Dock, dockweed, dock weed. Common weed but has its own beauty. These photos were taken on a roadside verge near Roxburgh, Central Otago, New Zealand on 23 January 2021. The first two photos show the nursery web of a nursery web spider. The last photo is another dock plant altogether. Click on any photo to... Continue Reading →

Ready For Spring. Its been a cold, wet winter here in Gore, Southland, New Zealand. At long last we see the signs of spring and on Sunday 05 Aug I saw these beautiful crocuses emerging from dead leaves while visiting the public gardens in Invercargill.

Icing Patterns on caramel pies purchased from Gore New World supermarket, Southland, New Zealand. Photo taken by Liz, 31 July 2018.

Old Brown Racing “HORSE”

and "BANDIT".  These two cars with catchy names caught my attention when wandering around a display of speedway cars on Thurs 08 March in Invercargill. I've already posted about my favourite - the green car named "THE CHOPPER"!! These photos show another two cars that were next-door neighbours in the display ... Text and Photos... Continue Reading →

Winter Flashback

Here's a couple of photos that Nigel took in winter, 01 July 2017, at Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. I really like them but hadn't used them in any posts yet so this is a special out-of-season post! The first photo is an amazing fungi stack that he found on a dead tree. Click on... Continue Reading →

Art in Autumn : Designing with Leaves

Me and SO were at the Dunedin Botanic Garden a few weeks ago on a perfect autumn day and he started playing around with the leaves under a Liriodendron tree (tulip tree). The leaves are very big and there were lots of different colour variations. I liked the results of his efforts!     Words... Continue Reading →

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