Variegated elm foliage. Public garden, Alexandra. Central Otago, New Zealand. 29 January.
Catching The Light
Flowers catching the light. Alexandra public garden, 29 January. Central Otago, New Zealand.
Light and Colour
Flowers in Dunedin Botanic Garden on 15 January. New Zealand.
All on a Sunday
When we visited Alexandra public garden on Sunday, I found the smoke tree foliage beautiful as I gazed at the leaves against the summer blue sky. Alexandra is in Central Otago, New Zealand. Today I was delighted to find a wonderful hoar frost photo taken in Germany, also photographed on Sunday! A battered old sunflower... Continue Reading →
Colours Lined Up
Dunedin Botanic Garden, colour beds and knot garden. Photos taken 15 January. New Zealand
Attractive flowers at the herb garden in Dunedin Botanic Garden. I think they're Dyer's Chamomile in yellow, lemon and white-petalled forms. 15 January. Anthemis tinctoria. New Zealand.
A weathered but wonderful playground at Black Gully Reserve, near Tapanui. West Otago. New Zealand. 28 December.
Summer delights. Good blues.. happy blues 🙂 From our visit to Dunedin Botanic Garden on 15 January. New Zealand.
By the time I reached the Australia garden at Dunedin Botanic Garden yesterday the light was already high-key but nevertheless these kangaroo paws still look bright and colourful in the photo, as indeed they were. One of my favourite flowering plants! Dunedin, New Zealand.
As I write it is the evening of January 06 here in New Zealand. This afternoon we've experienced an extraordinary thunderstorm that came upon us very suddenly with much drama - big lightning, crashing thunder, strong wind and driving rain from the east which is rare here. Water even seeped into the passage under the... Continue Reading →
Some photos I've taken this week, selected because I associate them with Christmas in some way. First two taken this morning at Gore Gardens.. white bell flowers and tiny pink blurs of Heuchera flowers. Then Cotinus or smokebush partly catching the light. And then (taken 22 Dec) native mistletoe, and astelia berries, Black Gully near... Continue Reading →
Purple roses from Alexandra public gardens, Central Otago. 07 December. New Zealand.