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 →

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.

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