I was surprised and delighted to come across these beautiful cinnamon-coloured mushrooms growing in rough grass at Dunedin Botanic Garden on 29 April 2021 (autumn in New Zealand). I didn't see any others like them.
Pink poppy flowers plus links to fascinating manifestations of pink in nature. Some of these may be new to you - a good few of them are from Australia! Don't miss Pink Link No. 6, one of my favourite posts from Ellen Jennings who's based in the South Carolina Lowcountry - I love her photography!... Continue Reading →
These hand-painted botanical teaching charts were produced for the Imperial College of Japan. Imperial Universities were founded by the Empire of Japan between 1886 and 1939, and were Japan's most prestigious institutions during Imperial rule. From: A Garden of Earthly Delights (exhibition) At: Hocken Library, Dunedin, New Zealand The exhibition runs until August 11, 2019... Continue Reading →
Here's a couple of photos that Nigel took in winter, 01 July 2017, at Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. I really like them but hadn't used them in any posts yet so this is a special out-of-season post! The first photo is an amazing fungi stack that he found on a dead tree. Click on... Continue Reading →
I was really happy when Liz asked me to present this guest post on beauty. Where do I begin. Let us start with some music, shall we? I really enjoy listening to music from all genres, and I especially like Claude Debussy. One of his best known pieces is Rêverie, which I recommend everyone should... Continue Reading →
Here are a rainbow of fungi colours for you to see but they're only the tip of the iceberg. At his website Steve Axford has COLOUR FOLDERS of fungi photography which I've drawn upon to create this teaser post. But what I really want to encourage you to do is to go and see for... Continue Reading →
As a teenager in the sub-tropical Far North of New Zealand I used to wander around in my father’s bush block and find beautiful fungi. I fell in love with their beauty and would return with notebook and coloured pencils to try and record what I saw. I especially loved the “filmy” toadstools and the coral fungi.
By viewing this wonderful blog post from Flow Art Station I was introduced to the fungi photography of Steve Axford from the Northern Rivers area of NSW, Australia. He manages to capture the extreme beauty and variety of these fascinating subjects that are generally only visible for such a fleeting period.
I hope you enjoy this post as much as I did!