My Cathedral

Kiss of the sun for pardon. Song of the birds for mirth. You’re closer to God’s heart in a garden than any place else on earth. – Dorothy Frances Gurney When I was a kid my older brother, already married/in his own home, would sometimes play My Cathedral /Jim Reeves on a Sunday morning. YouTube:... Continue Reading →

Purple and Gold

I love to witness the appearance of this beautiful flower in the Spring. Pulsatilla or pasque flower. According to Wikipedia: 'Derived from the Hebrew word for Passover, "pasakh", the common name pasque flower, refers to the Easter (Passover) flowering period, in the spring.' New Zealand springtime is nowhere near Easter so not very relatable for... Continue Reading →

Something Fishy

Lantern shades adorning the cafe in the Royal Albatross Centre at Taiaroa Head, Otago Peninsula (near Dunedin, New Zealand). These two shades were signed 'Rebekah Langsbury'. I've already posted about the other two by M.Tuffery in Marine Shades. Click on any photo to enlarge Photos 1-2, 4-5 by Liz; photos 3, 6-7 by Nigel Text... Continue Reading →

Marine Shades

We much admired these marine-theme lantern shades adorning the cafe in the Royal Albatross Centre at Taiaroa Head, Otago Peninsula. The two shades featured here are signed 'M.Tuffery'. I assume the artist is Michel Tuffery, https://micheltuffery.co.nz/ Photos taken Saturday 10 October 2020. Dunedin, New Zealand. Click on any photo to enlarge --photos 1 and 3-5... Continue Reading →

Little Penguins

We walked down the path to Pilots Beach when we visited Taiaroa Head, Otago Peninsula on Saturday 10 October, afternoon. There's an area for viewing little blue penguins. The penguins come ashore at dusk so we didn't see any. Over the summer about 200 arrive here in the evening. Near Dunedin, New Zealand Fyi the... Continue Reading →

Keeping It Light

Light and white. Mostly plant photos. The first three were taken in Dunedin Botanic Gardens, New Zealand, 09 October 2020. I didn't look for labels but noted what I believe they are. Click twice on any photo to fully enlarge Drimys winteri beside a path by the lower carpark. Second and third photos were taken... Continue Reading →

Gulls

While in Dunedin for a few days, I got to see a few gulls!Many more than I usually see.New Zealand. Click on any photo to enlarge This cutie was hanging out on the lawn at Dunedin Botanic Gardens. We did an afternoon trip to Taiaroa Head at the top end of Otago Peninsula. This is... Continue Reading →

Energy & Form

Great trip this afternoon to Taiaroa Head! Returning to the city we drove past Robert Piggott Art Gallery and noticing it was open we thought we'd call in and catch up with owner/artist Robert who also exhibits other artists' work. His current exhibition Energy & Form opened last night and runs until 20th October -... Continue Reading →

Pretty Pigeons

More New Zealand pigeons / kererū (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae). This morning I spent time in the Dunedin Botanic Gardens and found small groups of pigeons feeding on the new spring growth of some trees. Dunedin, New Zealand Click on any photo to enlarge Text and photos by Liz Cowburn; Exploring Colour (2020)

Red Camellia Flower

This lovely simple Camellia caught my attention on 24 September in Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. Nigel took a couple of photos. It is a Camellia japonica hybrid, Camellia 'Bokuhan'. Click on any photo to enlarge As an aside, a couple of days later I bought this colourful bag from the Gardens' Information Centre and... Continue Reading →

Petals and Flowers

Kōwhai flower photos taken by Nigel in Dunedin Botanic Garden in late September 2020 (spring in New Zealand). Kōwhai are Sophora species. Click on any photo to enlarge. Kōwhai flowers against Pittosporum foliage. Kōwhai petals carpeting a lawn. Cropped from larger photo (below) Text by Liz, photos by Nigel; Exploring Colour (2020)keyword: kowhai

Native Pigeons

New Zealand pigeons are beautiful birds that are big, plump, colourful and look like they're wearing white singlets. I spotted these pigeons feeding, up high in an elm tree, when we were last in Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. Photos taken by Liz 26 September 2020 Click on any photo to enlarge FIVE pigeons in... Continue Reading →

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