Gore Roses Today

Valentines Day roses in the public garden at Gore, Southland, New Zealand. 14 February 2021. To be honest we didn't realise it was Valentines Day when we decided to visit Gore this morning! I hear there were seven US Republican senators that did the right thing: Burr (NC) Cassidy (LA) Collins (ME) Murkowski (AK) Romney... Continue Reading →

Late Summer

These past-their-best late summer flowers still looked beautiful to me. I photographed them at Maple Glen Garden, Glenham, Southland. New Zealand on 31 January 2021.

Sizzling Hot

Sizzling hot colour! Dahlia blooms and buds - spectacularly splendid when we visited Maple Glen Garden on 31 January 2021. Glenham, Southland, New Zealand. Click on any photo to enlarge. Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2021)

On The Verge

Colours of weeds on the road verge alongside the East Roxburgh to Millers Flat road. We stopped twice along the road. At the first stop I also took the Dill Dill Dill photos featured in a recent post. Central Otago, New Zealand. Pics taken 23 January 2021. Click on any photo to enlarge. Text and... Continue Reading →

All Together Now

Pansies put on a great show in Queens Park, Invercargill on 26 Jan 2021. This is the same park where we enjoyed the glorious gazanias. The pansies had company - lavender and heuchera. Cheerful display! Southland, New Zealand. Click on any photo to enlarge. The purple foliage is one of the many kinds of heuchera... Continue Reading →

Glorious Gazanias

Gazanias in all their glory at Queens Park, Invercargill, Southland. New Zealand. Native to South Africa. They're named after the 15th-century Greek-Italian scholar Theodorus of Gaza; they're also known as 'treasure flowers' ... I like that! I took these pics on a hot afternoon, 26 January 2021. It's nice looking at them again today because... Continue Reading →

Gazania Gazing

Following on from yesterday's single-image post .. more gazanias! Photos taken at Queens Park in Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand on 26 January 2021. I couldn't take my eyes off these bright beauties! Three large rectangular beds of gazanias lined up across the lawn. The first pic shows a gazania that appeared to be a one-off... Continue Reading →

Colour and Texture

Gold/orange: Alstroemeria, commonly called the Peruvian lily or Lily of the Incas. Available in a wide range of colours. Pink/red: Astrantia, commonly called masterwort or Hattie's pincushion! Lemon yellow/thistle-like seedhead: Urospermum dalechampii Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. Photos taken 7-9 December 2020.--taken by Liz except for photo 4 by Nigel. Click on any photo to... Continue Reading →

Summer Fruit

Cherries, apricots and tomatoes bought today from the Big Cherry orchard in Roxburgh. The cherries are way more delicious than I expected for this early in the season, a variety called 'samba'. Central Otago, New Zealand. Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2020)

Kangaroo Paw

Yesterday at the Dunedin Botanic Gardens we managed to include the Australian garden in our wandering; to my delight the kangaroo paw plants had flower heads in the early stages of blooming. Kangaroo paw flowers (Anigozanthos species and hybrids) are some of my favourites! The first two images are cropped from photos taken by Nigel,... Continue Reading →

Wedding Anniversary

Yesterday was our wedding anniversary and we spent it in Dunedin, arriving in the early afternoon. Here's a few pics from the Dunedin Botanic Garden. The roses are now in flower .. and they're blooming beautiful! Nigel spotted a white rose called 'Wedding Day' and I've included a photo below. Dunedin, New Zealand. 'Wedding Day'... Continue Reading →

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