Very keen to show you this beautiful rhododendron that we photographed at our wonderful local plant nursery in Tapanui when we visited on Saturday 19 October. The colour of the blooms is sensational! Blue Mountain Nurseries, Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. Rhodo Seaview Sunset Available at Blue Mountain Nurseries, Tapanui. From the sign it appears... Continue Reading →
I found a lovely maple tree at Maple Glen Garden, took photos, and asked Nigel to take a photo too since he had his good camera. Later I found a blaze of red in a different part of the garden - it was another maple coming into leaf. Glenham, Southland, New Zealand I liked this... Continue Reading →
This is our beautiful New Zealand Pigeon which we're privileged to see quite often down south. We see them in both urban and rural areas where there is bush nearby. They like to perch on powerlines so we often see them from the road in places like The Catlins (rural) or Dunedin (city). It's also... Continue Reading →
Beautiful feature tree with weeping foliage, taken by Liz at Maple Glen Garden, Glenham, Southland, New Zealand. 06 Oct 2019.
The distant hillside behind the cherry blossom is covered in daffodils, and the white birch trunks are also lovely. Maple Glen, Glenham, Southland, New Zealand. Taken by Liz, 06 Oct 2019.
As we walked down to the large ponds I spotted a couple supervising their quintuplets.. a black swan family out for a jaunt. The parent I assumed to be dad was at the rear and standing tall, on guard and alert, feathers ruffled. Mum was busy having a feed. I saw the cygnets hurrying along... Continue Reading →
Veronica speciosa (aka Hebe speciosa) has beautiful magenta flowers. Yellow flowers from a kowhai tree (Sophora sp.) The white flowers are also a Veronica species. Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand.
Snow falling in the back yard 6.09pm this evening. The white streaks are falling snow. Cold, wet and wintery. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. 25 Sept 2019 (Liz).
This morning I've been challenged to think about and respond to Climate Change by three different blog-posts, all posted today. I felt I should do something too, however small, and therefore I'm sharing with you these three things. ONE. WordPress advised me I can have a banner on my blog supporting the Global #ClimateStrike (lasts... Continue Reading →
You might like to take a look at the Lego wildlife that Sue (Mac's Girl) has posted at her blog. Sue took the photos at Brookfield Zoo's Brick Safari this summer. I've put an example photo below. Many more Lego animals are featured in her post. The link to Sue's post is: Lego At The... Continue Reading →
This afternoon we drove home from Dunedin via the south coast, rejoining the main highway at Waihola. Along the stretch between Brighton and Taieri Mouth I found a little pull-over area where we could park and enjoy the view. The beach stretches out for a long distance broken occasionally by a rocky reef. The sand... Continue Reading →
Yesterday, 31 Aug, we did a spur-of-the-moment trip to Gore. While there we visited the Gore Public Gardens and then visited Bannerman Park. I found these gorgeous hellebores in the public gardens (although the two photos are taken by Nigel). Gore, Southland, New Zealand First: creamy/light-buttery flowers and dusky pink in the centre. cropped to... Continue Reading →