Bunch of Deadbeats

After taking our leave from the beautiful angel at Waipahi Cemetery we went for a long country drive and eventually ended up in Balclutha. Our favourite pizza outlet was shut so we went to Casafuego Eatery and Bar, a colourful establishment with a very friendly skeleton crew 🙂 Balclutha, Clutha District, New Zealand. 22 Nov... Continue Reading →

Bouquet of Sharpened Pencils

Ok, so I stole my title from a line in the movie You've Got Mail but these 'Woodland Pencils' are seriously wonderful! I found them displayed for sale in a cafe we visited today, TurQuoise CaFe right by the main road in the Ettrick orchard area, Central Otago. If you're going that way don't miss... Continue Reading →

Yellow Field Crop

We'd driven past this yellow field crop several times when travelling between home and Dunedin. On 25 October I remembered to ask Nigel to turn down the side road so I could get pictures. The final photo looks away from the yellow brassica flowers. I took it to show the context - pastoral with dairy... Continue Reading →

Pond Plants

There's a beautiful pond garden at Dunedin Botanic Gardens, quite large and with a good variety of plants. It's been looking lovely of late. New Zealand. Click on any photo to enlarge. Pink candelabra primulas, 25 Oct 2020. Taken by me, this is a large showy group near the top of the gardens and nowhere... Continue Reading →

Rich Red Azalea

Our favourite of all the beautiful azaleas (rhododendron sp.) at Dunedin Botanic Garden when we visited on 01 November 2020. Beautiful red-orange colour. Both of these photos were taken by Nigel. New Zealand. Click on either photo to enlarge. Text by Liz, photos by Nigel; Exploring Colour (2020)

Southern Spring

Southern rhododendron / azalea colour for you, from Invercargill in Southland, New Zealand (bottom end of the South Island). We were there 17 Oct 2020, these photos are from two different parks/gardens. Click on any photo to enlarge. First up is this bright beauty from Queens Park, the big public park/gardens in the central city... Continue Reading →

Peaceful Path of Pink

A wander along a peaceful path, tranquil respite from uncertainty and anxiety. Particularly thinking of American friends right now. Photos taken by Liz in the early evening, last night in Hamilton Park.Gore, Southland, New Zealand. Loving our lovely Spring 🙂 Hawthorn Blossom Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2020)

Two Shades of Pink

This evening I suggested to Nigel that we make the most of the lovely spring evening and visit Gore to check out hawthorn blossom at Hamilton Park. Here's two of my photos, showing two shades of pink blossom on adjacent trees - deep pink and light pink. Gore, Southland. Click on either photo to enlarge.... Continue Reading →

Wonderful Jumble

A crooked tree, bright azalea flowers and fresh fern fronds fascinated me in the Rhododendron Garden at Dunedin Botanic Gardens on 24 October 2020. This little area was wild and wonderful! New Zealand. Click on any photo to enlarge. Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2020)

Shining Bright

Kowhai flowers (Sophora sp.) in Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand on 25 Oct 2020. Damaged tree that appears to be dying, these flowers at eye-level.

Eat the Storms

Irish-NZ postal disruptionsa storm in a teacup.Nigel arrived this eveningproudly bearing'Eat the Storms'.At long last (!) I getto begin the banquet. Eat the Storms --by-- Damien B. Donnelly Damien's blog: Deuxiemepeau Poetry book shop: Eat the Storms the story behind this vibrant and colourful poetry collection Text and photo by Liz; Exploring Colour (2020)

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