I've often heard that "birds of a feather flock together" and so can colours! My post today features two photos looking down on the colour beds of Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. These two pics were taken 18 January. The first is mine albeit heavily cropped to show more detail. The second is Nigel's, lightly... Continue Reading →
"Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin; .." Matt 6:28 pt RSV Local lilies in Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand /15 Feb 2022. Photos by Nigel. ~ Flower farm entrance. I got big orange pollen marks on jeans/shirt and that shattered my serenity a bit but the perfume... Continue Reading →
The Tavern sits parallel to a main highway while the blue single-lane bridge crosses the Clutha /Mata-au River to the small settlement of Millers Flat. Built 1926 and formerly called the Bridge Hotel, the building itself is fairly stark but the many colourful flowers and bright touches ensure a warm welcome as do the proprietors.... Continue Reading →
Returning to the street after wandering a riverside path in Roxburgh, I spotted this cute old cottage on the other side. Further along I enjoyed seeing somewhat humourous exotic phoenix palms. They're funny because they're chopped off at the back on account of the power lines. Which makes the tops of the palms lop-sided and... Continue Reading →
Fruitful Sunday yesterday, 23 Jan. We headed over to Roxburgh with books, intending to read and eat fruit. Visited this lovely place, south end of Roxy. Bought fresh cherries and apricots, back later for yellow and white nectarines. Great orchard shop! The lady was very helpful with answering my questions. Roxburgh, Central Otago, New Zealand.... Continue Reading →
Honeysuckle, Lonicera species. An old favourite, here trained over a garden gate. Millers Flat, Central Otago, New Zealand. 24 Dec 2021.
I found a mystery garden in Balfour! The sight of the gate from the footpath and towering old trees really piqued my curiosity. I'd love to know more about this property. See how there's a pair of yew trees either side of what was a path? And the glimpse of a rusty roof beyond. The... Continue Reading →
Some churches have a labyrinth but this church in Southland, New Zealand has a monkey puzzle tree! I'd love to know the history of the decision, to put a monkey puzzle tree right out front of their church 🙂 First time I've noticed this, and it totally delights me. The church is in a tiny... Continue Reading →
I found myself with a few local 'white' Christmas photos after a wander around town. These were all taken on Boxing Day except for the white ducks and the pigeons - I took those on Christmas Day. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand.
After leaving the Southern Farmers Market yesterday we visited the Queens Park gardens and had a wander around the rose garden, met a cute dog and her lovely minder, admired an outdoor glass table, and then relaxed at Buster Crabb before heading home. Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand. Click on any photo to enlarge. Dick Fry... Continue Reading →
Love these yellow and blue painted tyres by a private driveway in a small Southland settlement near Invercargill. Eye-catching! Later we briefly checked the public garden in Gore and the yellow rose captured my attention, the name is Best Wishes. Nice! ~New Zealand. Click on either photo to enlarge. If you like seeing yellow blooms,... Continue Reading →