The clouds seem to extend the reach of the tree branches, and I like the long shadows. Red crabapples provide bright colour on this winter day. Alexandra, Central Otago, New Zealand. Taken 08 Aug by Liz.
Driving through the small rural town of Wyndham on Sunday I noticed this single holly tree with yellow berries. A welcome splash of colour in winter! We stopped to take some photos. Wyndham, Southland, New Zealand. Taken 18 August 2019 by Liz (L) and Nigel (N) (L) - cropped detail (N) (L) (N) I adjusted... Continue Reading →
In my last post Connections I revealed that of the four Elements I've decided that I identify with Air and more specifically with Wind. From Te Ara Encyclopedia, "Invercargill has more gale days than any other city in New Zealand except Wellington. Other parts of Southland experience extreme wind too." This from an old 2007... Continue Reading →
"Art in the garden has freedoms and challenges. We have to expect nature to intervene: the elements will work upon the piece long after the artist has put down her tools." --Susan Rushton; blogs at Susan Rushton Anatomy of Colour by Sarah Emily Porter -- by Susan Rushton Susan has well over 2000 followers.. I... Continue Reading →
Cow letterbox, next to the white "anchored" property of my last post. Later we visited the print shop in town and I photographed dragons. In Tapanui dragons have more meaning than what you might imagine. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand A few years ago, Tapanui became the American town of Millhaven in the movie Pete's... Continue Reading →
Admiring this brilliant photo by Steve Gingold I pondered the words for my title. I'd found the photo on his blog, requested permission, got a prompt response, and wanted to publish. I considered Silent Admiration (my response when I first saw the photo) but it seemed too ho-hum. I focused on the beauty of colour... Continue Reading →
Unusually nice day on Saturday for a winter weekend. After visiting our local cafe we did a loop walk around part of town and enjoyed the bright landscape - nice change from all the grey we've had over the last few weeks. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand -- photos taken by Nigel Walking along a... Continue Reading →
Most people know of "kiwifruit" as we call them in New Zealand. You might call them "kiwis". During my young childhood they were called "Chinese gooseberries". I've just found that the name change occurred on 15 June 1959 (it evidently took a while to catch on with the general population as I was born a... Continue Reading →
Colourful rose hips and poplar tree foliage at Gorge Creek near Fruitlands in autumn. Central Otago, New Zealand.
Summer day at Moa Flat, Otago (New Zealand). Matagouri or "wild Irishman" is a native, very thorny shrub/tree. Taken by Nigel 12 Jan 2019. Discaria toumatou
Just published a post about trees for Nigel's blog in response to Leya's tree challenge (for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge). We both love trees but Nigel in particular has a great interest in trees. The photos are all his, they're a mix of natives and exotics, taken in the UK and New Zealand. I do... Continue Reading →
Recently I've joined Twitter - way more interesting than I expected! Today I'm sharing a brilliant photo of phloem cells posted to Twitter on June 11, 2019 by Scion. Remember learning about phloem at school? - this photo would have made my learning so much more interesting! Scion is a New Zealand government-owned company or... Continue Reading →