Middleton Road

Yesterday, Sunday, Nigel was back home after a few days in Dunedin and I suggested we drive to Fortrose on the south coast where we can relax in the cafe by the estuary and eat whitebait fritters.. yum! Its a really lovely drive through farmland. Suddenly I was amazed to see a sign for "Middleton... Continue Reading →

Pink Magic

Its been fun taking part in the "In the Pink" Square in September challenge hosted by BeckyB and I thank Becky for being such a kind host. Today being 30 September, this is the last pink square. Its a beautiful pink daphne that's in a small planting at the end of a local street. We... Continue Reading →

Magnolia ‘Leonard Messel’

Magnolia x loebneri 'Leonard Messel' is one of the magnolias displaying lots of spring blossom in Gore Public Gardens. Between us we've photographed it a number of times in September so I thought I'd bring the different photos together. This square is cropped from a photo I took 15 Sept. - Liz #InThePink for Square... Continue Reading →

Pink Succession. Pink magnolia flower, bud and petals at Maple Glen Gardens, Southland, New Zealand. Taken by Nigel, 15 September 2018. #InThePink for Square In September hosted by BeckyB

Deep Pink

These pink magnolia photos were taken during our recent spring visit to Maple Glen Gardens in Southland, New Zealand on 15 September by my husband Nigel. The bloom in the close-up photo was on a different tree to that shown in the last photo. Very bright pink! Pink Magnolia Blossom at Maple Glen Gardens #InThePink... Continue Reading →

Love Grows

Nigel and I were walking together along a grassy path through Gore Gardens on 15 September when he pointed at something on the ground. Well ok, we weren't exactly "together" because I was lagging behind taking photos of blossom! When I looked, I found this cute heart lying in the grass... so sweet 🙂 Gore... Continue Reading →

Cherry Blossom at Maple Glen

Springtime at Maple Glen Gardens is a sight not to be missed. These photos were taken by Nigel and me during a lovely afternoon visit on 15 September 2018. This 42-acre private garden has been developed from bare farmland over decades by Muriel, Bob and Rob Davison. Maple Glen Gardens is located in Southland, New... Continue Reading →

Why isn't spring called fall? Fallen magnolia petals on the grass. Gore Gardens, Southland, New Zealand. Liz, 23 Sept 2018. #InThePink for Square in September hosted by BeckyB.

Camellia stopped me in my tracks. Bannerman Park, Gore, Southland, New Zealand. Liz, 12 Sept 2018. #InThePink for Square in September hosted by BeckyB

Here I Am. Magnolia flower in Gore Gardens, Southland, New Zealand. Taken by Liz, 15 Sept 2018. #InThePink for Square in September hosted by BeckyB

Sweet Spring

Pink spring blossom found in my home town of Gore recently. The first photo is one of three painted rocks placed in an out-of-the-way place near the Gore Gardens by a kindergarten. The pretty rocks had been donated by a local rest home. The words are in Maori and English "Stand tall with confidence". Gore,... Continue Reading →

Dragonfly: In The Pink. The kindergarten placed pretty rocks gifted from a rest home in a quiet place near the Gore Gardens and I found them! The words are in Maori and English. Gore, Southland, New Zealand. #InThePink for Square in September hosted by BeckyB. Taken by Liz 12 Sept 2018

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