Hummingbird Day

This post is about the lead-up to finding the Ennis House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, in Los Angeles (in 2010). We don't remember much of that day but from the photo-dates it appears we found our way there the same day we visited Hollyhock House. We remember spending time in Los Feliz and loving... Continue Reading →

A Very Dandy Dandelion

Found this photo on Twitter and I'm amazed at the determination of the dandelion. "Botanical tenacity last week in the gardens! A pilon at the edge of a path ended up on top of a dandelion. Remarkably, the plant produced a 60cm tall stem to get its flower through the opening!" --Kevin Kavanagh, South Coast... Continue Reading →

Flying Blind

We drove to Nelson Lakes, past Lake Rotoiti, up the mountain, gaining height, attained the carpark, secured the steely steed. [more...]

Places and Plants

The latest Lens-Artists Challenge is Pastimes and I thought I might take part. Thinking about pastimes I thought 'places and plants' because when we're not doing necessary things, we love to visit places and/or look at plants. I looked through Nigel's archives and soon had too many photos to do a nice neat post for... Continue Reading →

Ap-peeling Bark

Does this appeal? New Zealand tree fuchsia, Fuchsia excorticata. Kōtukutuku. Endemic to NZ. Tree fuchsia has papery, orangish bark that peels off in strips. When we had our goats they loved to gobble the crispy, papery strips of bark. Tree Fuchsia, Southland Click on either photo to enlarge. Two different locations. Taken by Nigel Text... Continue Reading →

New Zealand in the Spotlight

THREE  THINGS !!! First, if you're interested in a rare opportunity to see a range of native New Zealand wildlife and plants - on a remote island that hardly anyone visits, unless associated with conservation work - then I have the blog for you to follow! I've done a shout-out for this lovely couple before... Continue Reading →

Time Distance and Love

When love is all no shadows fall - the sunshine stays. -- inscribed on the sundial below. Click on the photo to enlarge. The other side has this inscription ... Love gilds the hours unfolds the flowers of passing days. Click on the photo to enlarge. The sundial is in the main public garden in... Continue Reading →

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