Both Sides

This post explores the unexpected pleasure of coming upon an interesting street and small public park just north of Roxburgh at Lake Roxburgh village where a hydro dam spans the Clutha River (the dam also supports a public road and you can drive to the other side across the top of the dam). So here... Continue Reading →

Canary Island Strawberry Tree

Love these gorgeous orange 'strawberry' fruit on Arbutus canariensis in Dunedin Botanic Garden, beside a path in the rock garden. We were there on 07 May 2022, autumn here in New Zealand. The tree itself is very pretty with nice foliage and a lovely pale tree trunk. I found an article about the botanic garden... Continue Reading →

Ranfurly Wrap Up

These are the last photos from Ranfurly, taken during a wander around streets of the town while I was filling in time. They were taken 12/13 March which is early autumn here in New Zealand. Ranfurly is a town in Central Otago.

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.

Handkerchief Tree, Autumn

Dove Tree, Chinese Dove Tree, Ghost Tree. Davidia involucrata. I initially found this tree in Dunedin Botanic Garden in the spring of 2020, 24 October to be exact. But Nigel and I were unaware of the autumn form of this fascinating tree. Just a couple of days ago on 07 May we were back in... Continue Reading →

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 →

Solved on Sunday

A mystery from yesterday afternoon solved today, thanks to a knowledgeable twitter contact. We were having a wonderful wander in a big open public park in Gore when we came upon a tree with colourful lobed foliage and smooth, small, ball-like greeny-yellow fruits. Lots of the fruit 'balls' had dropped to the ground - thousands... Continue Reading →

Pink Sorbus Berries

I photographed these beautiful berries at Gore Cemetery on 18 April. After checking online I believe the tree is Sorbus hupehensis or Chinese rowan. Gore is in Southland, New Zealand. For more plant info, see this blogpost by a fellow NZer. In the same cemetery there's also a Sorbus with white berries that I posted... Continue Reading →

Imperial Camel Corps

We had a wander through Gore Cemetery on 18 April, it's a nicely 'tree'ed cemetery with amazing views to the Hokonui hills and out over the plain. When we reached a section where military veterans lie, I was amazed to find an inscription for a WW1 Trooper in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force who'd been... Continue Reading →

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