Seven photos that I took on 25 March 2022 in Dunedin Botanic Gardens, New Zealand with the selection based on the theme of What The Light Found. In NZ March is the first month of autumn.
Soft the drowsy hours are creeping ... Photo taken in the rose garden at Gore Public Garden, 16 Dec 2021. Southland, New Zealand.
Lambs-Ears or Stachys byzantina is a cute plant that most of you will already be familiar with. It has silver furry foliage and is widely grown in gardens. I took these photos on 08 December 2020 in the Dunedin Botanic Gardens. It was flowering and being visited by bumblebees. New Zealand. Click on any photo... Continue Reading →
Americans, I don't understand you. If your country or state asks you to stay home for the good of yourself and your fellow Americans, what's the problem? While your doctors and nurses battle it out on the front lines, is it too much to ask you to stay home? Given you've recorded over 700,000 Covid-19... Continue Reading →
I took these photos on my short exercise stroll up the road in the late afternoon. These lovely asters have been stunning although they're a wee bit past their best now and got knocked around by rough weather on Tuesday. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. It was the perfect opportunity for more practice with the... Continue Reading →
The bumble bees were loving the Stachys byzantina (lamb's ears) when we wandered close for a look on Christmas Day 2019. The attention was too much for some but others stayed for the photo op. Mediterranean Garden, Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. First two photos taken by Liz, last photo by Nigel. Click on photo... Continue Reading →
We visited Maple Glen Gardens on 26 January and were both very taken with the showy bright red dahlias. We found the gardens to be particularly colourful at this time of year and the dahlias are especially eye-catching! It was a very windy afternoon and the photography was challenging. Maple Glen is at Glenham, near... Continue Reading →
With Jodi's kind permission I'm sharing some of my favourite posts from her fantastic blog, of which you could say that I'm a devoted follower. If you enjoy beauty, art and inspiration (not to mention mouth-watering food recipes) then Jodi's blog simply has it all! I feel honoured that Jodi so generously allows me to... Continue Reading →
I'd like to welcome the new followers who have joined since "Discover" featured my blog last night. And a big thank you to the 100 people who followed after I started in May this year, and before the Discover feature. On with the post, with photos from Dunedin Botanic Garden... We walked through part of... Continue Reading →
I'm delighted to introduce to you the second guest contributor in the series Where and What is Beauty?. Her guest post will be published on this blog tomorrow! This beautiful watercolour of A Bumble Bee Named Buzz was painted by Jodi McKinney, from Mars. Yes, really! Jodi is from Mars which is a suburb in... Continue Reading →
I've been quietly collecting black and yellow images for a few weeks and now, having got permissions sorted, it's my great pleasure to present to you: I see... Black and Yellow Thank you very much to contributing photographers! To see a photo in more detail, click on the link for the original post - it... Continue Reading →