Berries, Rose Hips, me!

Cotoneaster berries and me taking photos of rose hips.. these pics were all taken by Nigel when we were at Lake Roxburgh Village looking around a semi-wild public park on 03 March, i.e. early autumn. Central Otago, New Zealand. These are the last photos from that visit but we've been over that way again today... Continue Reading →

Rose hips and rock, at Roxburgh

These are more photos from the semi-wild public park at Lake Roxburgh village in Central Otago, New Zealand. They were taken on 03 March 2022 (early autumn in NZ). There are more photos of rose hips from this same park (and same day) in my previous post Bright Nature. Just as a matter of interest... Continue Reading →

Bright Nature

Bright rose hips are a lovely feature of Central Otago in autumn and winter. When we visited the semi-wild park at Lake Roxburgh village on 03 March 2022 there were lots of brightly coloured rose hips and it was fantastic to see them! Roses grow wild over much of Central Otago so these bright spots... Continue Reading →

Berries Rock

In my last post Conical I showed two photos with berries visible in the shots and today I thought I'd show you photos in which, this time, the berries are the subject. They were adding welcome brightness to the scene, fruits of a large sprawling Cotoneaster that'd spread over a wide expanse of rock. Photos... Continue Reading →

LAPC#209 – Surreal

Tracy from Australia is guest hosting the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge this week and she's chosen the theme of Surreal. Given I'm a NZer and in that sense we're neighbours, in the spirit of solidarity I started checking for photos that might pass for surreal and found these that I'd forgotten from 22 Dec 2021. I'd... Continue Reading →

Red Bridge and Berries

This bright red lacquer bridge is in the Oamaru public gardens which we popped into on 13 July. The striking red colour was just the ticket after all the awful weather we'd had in Dunedin the day before. And then the next day when we headed out of Oamaru to return to Dunedin, we saw... Continue Reading →

Bright Red

These photos were taken in autumn on 07 May 2022 in Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. Here's a small selection of plants that feature some bright red in their autumn appearance. First up is Fascicularia bicolor, the hardiest bromeliad in the world! When a rosette of leaves is about to flower the central part of... Continue Reading →

Red | Blue | Green

Roaming streets in the Central Otago town of Ranfurly on a beautiful autumn day was a pleasure and I had my camera ready to hand. I was filling in time while Nigel was busy out-of-town on a client site visit. There were plenty of interesting fruits and berries, and eye-catching colours. This is the same... Continue Reading →

Rosy Red Apples

Lovely red apples on a private property on the outer edge of town in Ranfurly, Central Otago. I enjoyed a wander around the town while Nigel was out in a rural area on a client visit. 13 March. New Zealand.

Monarch of Fire Mountain

Monarch butterfly on Dahlia 'Fire Mountain', photos taken yesterday at Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. I was fortunate to be standing there, nearly ready to photograph the dahlia flowers, when in flew the monarch butterfly!

Malus trilobata

Yesterday I shared how I solved the name of this tree we found on Saturday in a public park in Gore. Here's the photos I took while we were looking at it, I hope you get a sense of our joy and wonder at finding this beautiful tree that, at the time, was a mystery... Continue Reading →

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