Purple roses from Alexandra public gardens, Central Otago. 07 December. New Zealand.
Wedding anniversary today! So we did a long drive into Central Otago ~ but I took this photo 24 November. Deep red rosebud ready to open, red mature rose blurred behind the bud, scattered soft-focus white roses in background (they're tinged palest pink in the centre). Alexandra public gardens, Central Otago, New Zealand.
Pink and White Petals
Bright pink-and-white roses at the public gardens in Alexandra, Central Otago yesterday. The beautiful blooms also provide a feast for bees! New Zealand.
Paeonies on Box
Fabulous magenta paeony flowers.. so pretty with the blooms leaning over the box hedge. Public garden in Alexandra, Central Otago, New Zealand. 24 November 2022.
Smiley Face Pansies
Smiley-face design in a garden bed of pansies. Yellow pansy faces with blue pansy eyes and smiles! This is a very large round garden bed that serves like a pedestrian round-about or traffic circle. The pansies inhabit a wide outer edge, immediately outside of a neatly trimmed low box hedge. 29 Oct. Alexandra public garden,... Continue Reading →
Found this beautiful pale paeony in the Gardens at Alexandra on 29 October. Central Otago, New Zealand.
A pretty paeony begged me to take its photo. Alexandra Gardens, Central Otago. 29 Oct ~ New Zealand
Quite A Sight
We paid a visit to Bannerman Park in Gore today to see how the rhododendrons are doing. Some are finished, some are a bit past it, some are just right! Really loved this colourful view. Gore, Southland. New Zealand.
Busy Bee Visitors
This beautiful paeony put on a generous party, popular with the bees, and they were happily flying in for the feast. On our way to our mini-holiday in Cromwell we called into Alexandra gardens and found paeonies had begun to flower.. that made me happy! I have a few more paeony photos to share from... Continue Reading →
Birthday time.. mine! I found this giant sundial this morning in Cromwell, Central Otago. Nigel 6'3" is with the dial in the 2nd photo. Hardly any roses are out yet and yet I found a "Celebration" rose! Plus the mountain clock way above Alexandra - which I photographed on our way here on Saturday. “So... Continue Reading →
This is a stellata type Magnolia in bloom at Gore Gardens on 18 September. Gore, Southland, New Zealand.
Crazy Pine Needles
As we were leaving Bannerman Park on Sunday afternoon I spotted these odd-looking bunches of pine needles and thought I'd try taking pics looking up at them from below. This is a large pine tree so it has lots of these bunched needles! Gore, Southland. 18 Sept. New Zealand. By the way, I've previously posted... Continue Reading →