All on a Sunday

When we visited Alexandra public garden on Sunday, I found the smoke tree foliage beautiful as I gazed at the leaves against the summer blue sky. Alexandra is in Central Otago, New Zealand. Today I was delighted to find a wonderful hoar frost photo taken in Germany, also photographed on Sunday! A battered old sunflower... Continue Reading →

Flower Power

Yesterday we travelled into Central Otago to get some fresh fruit from the orchards but it was such a nice day we continued to Alexandra and had a look at the summer flowers in the town's public garden. We were enchanted! New Zealand

Veronica Variations

First photo is a lovely native Hebe (Veronica) that I photographed early this afternoon in bright conditions. Second photo is 'Sepia', third edited using 'Levels', 4th using 'Posterize'. Just trying things out! West Otago, New Zealand Part of a large bush of Hebe flowers, a big spray of long white mature blooms, green skinny immature... Continue Reading →

Christmas Eve

Some photos I've taken this week, selected because I associate them with Christmas in some way. First two taken this morning at Gore Gardens.. white bell flowers and tiny pink blurs of Heuchera flowers. Then Cotinus or smokebush partly catching the light. And then (taken 22 Dec) native mistletoe, and astelia berries, Black Gully near... Continue Reading →

Oh The Roses (Part 2)

Some o’ the roses alongside a former Methodist church near Old Cromwell Town, Central Otago, New Zealand. And in the lawn I found a small patch of pretty flowers.. uh oh! looks like they're an oxalis!

Favourite Finds

Favourite finds today, wandering around Cromwell, Central Otago, New Zealand. 1. "Annabelle" 2. Kiwi wind vane 3. Doggy welcome 4. Door (Anglican church)

Angel Iris

Irises along a fence, private property in Roxburgh. Central Otago, New Zealand. 29 Oct. By me, except 3rd pic with lots of buds taken by Nigel.

Quite A Sight

We paid a visit to Bannerman Park in Gore today to see how the rhododendrons are doing. Some are finished, some are a bit past it, some are just right! Really loved this colourful view. Gore, Southland. New Zealand.

Huge Tulip Fields

We were driving around the Edendale area looking for tulip fields and hit a bonanza when we saw there was colour up this gravel road. The bands of colour went on and on! It was simply amazing. Multiple huge fields, all planted in tulips. Southland, New Zealand. 22 October.

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