Bunch of Deadbeats

After taking our leave from the beautiful angel at Waipahi Cemetery we went for a long country drive and eventually ended up in Balclutha. Our favourite pizza outlet was shut so we went to Casafuego Eatery and Bar, a colourful establishment with a very friendly skeleton crew 🙂 Balclutha, Clutha District, New Zealand. 22 Nov... Continue Reading →

Heavenly Peace

Seen this angel from afar many times, down a side road as we've driven by. Yesterday we stopped to visit, she is so sweet and serene! Waipahi cemetery, Clutha District, New Zealand. Photos taken by Liz. This little cemetery sits in peaceful rural countryside, and still in use. Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour... Continue Reading →

Back Country Otago

Central Otago back country is wonderful to explore, exhilarating to experience. Yesterday we drove to Roxburgh, crossed the hydro dam across the Clutha River, and continued on the east side of the river with the intention of looping back to town. But then we saw a side road heading off into what looked like interesting... Continue Reading →

Bouquet of Sharpened Pencils

Ok, so I stole my title from a line in the movie You've Got Mail but these 'Woodland Pencils' are seriously wonderful! I found them displayed for sale in a cafe we visited today, TurQuoise CaFe right by the main road in the Ettrick orchard area, Central Otago. If you're going that way don't miss... Continue Reading →

Beautiful Cistus

Probably Cistus ladanifer var. petiolatus 'Bennett's White', Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. 24 Oct 2020. Love the melted butter look!

Striking New Growth

The new growth on this rhododendron looked really striking! I was pretty taken with the colour and texture. It was growing in a fairly casual area that felt a little 'wild' ... in Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. First photo by Nigel, next one by Liz. Taken 24 October 2020. Click on either photo to... Continue Reading →

Lemon Azalea

Another very pretty azalea / rhododendron : flowers and buds. Lemon and lime colours. Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand.Taken by Liz, 24 October 2020. Click on any photo to enlarge. Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2020)

Golden Azalea

Single sphere of pretty azalea / rhododendron flowers and buds. Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. Taken 24 October 2020.

Handkerchief Tree

I got a surprise at Dunedin Botanic Garden on 24 October 2020 to look up and see a handkerchief tree (dove tree, ghost tree) in flower, mainly because I'd been to the same spot an hour or two earlier and hadn't noticed it! New Zealand. Click on either photo to enlarge. Davidia involucrata Here's a... Continue Reading →

Succulent Lemon Flowers

Here's another succulent plant or ice plant but unlike our native Disphyma austral posted yesterday this is an exotic pest (pretty though). I took these photos at a picnic area near the Roxburgh hydro dam in Central Otago, New Zealand on 16 August 2020. Native to South Africa but now widely distributed! Click on any... Continue Reading →

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