Faithful Friend

For Mothers Day Sunday 09 May, I settled on this beautiful rose with the wonderful name of Faithful Friend. It's in the rose garden at Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. It evidently blooms for a long season as the first two photos were taken by me 28 April 2021 and the last by Nigel on... Continue Reading →

Colour Change

This is the lemon-coloured tree from my recent Lemon and Lime post but now it's more like orange! It was nearly sunset when I took the photos and the orange colour was stronger. I noticed the tree from my On Fire post has already dropped most of its leaves. And today has been a lovely... Continue Reading →

Rainbow Gum

Tonight a spectacular photo arrived in my Twitter feed via Dr. Dean Nicolle whose Twitter bio reads: Eucalyptologist (gum nut). Botanist, arborist, ecologist & author, specialising in the eucalypts. Creator & curator of Currency Creek Arboretum. Adelaide, Australia. Website: Calyptra Twitter: @DeanNicolle1 This bright colourful tree trunk is a rainbow gum (Eucalyptus deglupta). The large... Continue Reading →

Berry Bright

From yesterday's local walk along the highway, Pyracantha berries, a dazzling show of colour. Autumn in New Zealand. Tapanui, West Otago.

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 →

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