More Pokers

Line of red hot pokers (Kniphofia sp.) in Southland, New Zealand. 21 Feb 2021. Roadside verge by farm fence.

Mexican Amberwings

Just found these beauties on Twitter this morning and have to share. Many thanks to Michael Thomas Bogan for permission. Michael Thomas Bogan. Assistant Professor, School of Natural Resources and the Environment. The University of Arizona. On Twitter:  @mtbogan Photos below are from this tweet Dragonfly season is in full swing on the effluent-dependent Santa... Continue Reading →

Ap-peeling Bark

Does this appeal? New Zealand tree fuchsia, Fuchsia excorticata. Kōtukutuku. Endemic to NZ. Tree fuchsia has papery, orangish bark that peels off in strips. When we had our goats they loved to gobble the crispy, papery strips of bark. Tree Fuchsia, Southland Click on either photo to enlarge. Two different locations. Taken by Nigel Text... Continue Reading →

Opportunity

I love this flash of orange brightly blooming in our local street, found during one of our recent walks - 16 April to be specific. I asked Nigel to photograph it and was particularly taken with the single glowing petal that had fallen to the ground and lay slightly distant from the plant. Tapanui, West... Continue Reading →

Pyracantha Colour

Pyracantha are also referred to as 'firethorn'. I imagine each autumn I'm surprised by the first blaze of colour - I don't usually give them much thought! This one grabbed my attention yesterday as I returned from photographing the asters. Just a single plant putting on a dazzling display. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. Photos... Continue Reading →

Where Have All The Flowers Gone

After finding the  Ocean Of Orange  I noticed a side road that provided access to another side of the same huge tulip field so we turned down there and parked. Here we realised that they'd already begun topping the flowers. The "bleed" effect of the petals was interesting. The flowers get topped because these plants... Continue Reading →

An Ocean of Orange

We'd only just left the  vivid stripes of colourful tulips  and rejoined the highway when we found an ocean of orange tulips on the other side of the road, orange that eventually got arrested by a band of red. Wow.. these tulips are hot! Edendale, Southland, New Zealand. Photos taken Sat 26 Oct 2019. Photos... Continue Reading →

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