Tapanui Trumpets

A few varieties of local daffodils that I photographed during our colourful spring wander on Saturday afternoon, 02 October 2021. All these were taken by the boundary fence of the flower farm. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. Click on any photo to enlarge. When I look at these, I think of ~Hark! The herald angels... Continue Reading →

Hot Cinnamon Sunset

This tea is new to us and immediately became a great favourite. We'd stopped at a cafe in Roxburgh on Nigel's birthday and he'd chosen to have this with refreshments. We both liked it so much I asked if they sold it and that's how we came to own this very attractive tin of tea.... Continue Reading →

Orange Keeps on Giving

Orange is a generous colour, its warm glow gives and gives ~ much appreciated in winter. I chose orange flower photos from a visit I did to Dunedin Botanic Garden on 10 April (autumn) and now I'm enjoying their brightness in winter. New Zealand. Click on any photo to enlarge. I've posted photos of this... Continue Reading →

Autumn Love

Autumn nature photos from a local walk I did on 29 March, all taken in the vicinity of the Colchicum (autumn crocus) field, on the edge of town near the plant nursery. The dahlias are on the 'road' side of the fence that contains the Colchicum field. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. Click on any... Continue Reading →

Warm Orange Foliage

This rich, bright autumn foliage was on a street tree out on the edge of town with the late afternoon sun intensifying the beautiful orange-pumpkin colour of the leaves. The tree was already well past its best, many leaves already fallen. These two photos where I zoomed in on the most striking foliage were the... Continue Reading →

Joseph’s Coat

We had a wonderful autumn season and I did several walks up our street on fine days to take photos of beautiful foliage. These are from a walk on 06 May. My title refers to the biblical 'coat of many colours' that Jacob bestowed on his favourite son Joseph. The range of colours displayed in... Continue Reading →

It Only Takes One

Got your attention? This is one of my favourite roses at Dunedin Botanic Garden; name is 'Wild Cat'. The flowers of 'Wild Cat' were looking stupendous when I visited on 10 April 2021, our autumn. New Zealand. Rose info: Floribunda, Dickson, UK pre 2009. Click on any of the images below to enlarge. Now I'd... Continue Reading →

Kniphofia

The last kniphofias that I saw in autumn. I thought all of them had well-and-truly gone when I stumbled across these sheltered by a tree at Dunedin Botanic Garden. They are sometimes called red hot pokers or torch lilies. Photos taken by me on 19 May 2021. New Zealand. Torch triumphant. Another, thwarted ... The... Continue Reading →

Orange Passionfruit

When we visited Dunedin Botanic Garden in May and again in June, the orange fruits on our native passionfruit vine were beautifully displayed at the front of the propagation facility. All of my photos were taken 12 June. The second photo, taken by Nigel, may have been taken in May. Dunedin, New Zealand. Click on... Continue Reading →

Autumn Rosehips

From 19 May, rosehips from Dunedin Botanic Garden; they're another joy of autumn! New Zealand. The first and last photos are of a hybrid musk bred by Pemberton, 'Kathleen' UK 1922. A NZer on twitter today wrote 'friendhips' instead of 'friendships' and now I can't help thinking of rosehips as 'friendhips' 🙂 Click on any... Continue Reading →

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