Shower of Gold

Beautiful golden native kōwhai flowers outside the RSA today. Appears to be a deciduous form, that's what caught my eye first about a week ago - all these flowers and no leaves! We've had a few wintry days but it's still looking gorgeous. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. Click on any photo to enlarge. Blossom... Continue Reading →

Museum Garden

Just up our street is a vintage machinery museum holding a lot of tractors (many of them operational) and a working steam engine named "Stella" that they take to steam shows. One day when we went for a walk I had a look at what's in their gardens. I doubt the plants get much attention... Continue Reading →

Have you heard?

A poem/story. The verses accompany bird photos taken when we visited Maple Glen Garden on Sunday, 03 October [Southland, New Zealand]. The idea was inspired by Jake Owensby on twitter this morning telling how his wife Joy in a wordplay duel had coined “Poultrygeist.” It caught my imagination and after checking my photos I put... Continue Reading →

Snowball Blossom

Yesterday out for a local walk I was stopped by a beautiful sweet scent. I looked up to see these flowers above me! Street frontage of property with an old church. After an online search I'm fairly sure it's Sweet Viburnum or Viburnum odoratissimum ~Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. Click on either photo to enlarge.... Continue Reading →

Bright Spring

Plenty of golden yellow colour brightening our town in the gardens and along the streets. We enjoyed a lovely local walk on Saturday afternoon and I noticed afterward that many of my photos have yellow blooms which inspired me to use them in a 'Yellow' post 🙂 Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. Click on any... Continue Reading →

Fowl Business

Fowl business: if you've ever seen a guinea fowl rushing along, apparently compelled by extreme urgency, they're very funny! Happened several times today at Maple Glen Garden in Southland, New Zealand. And by the way, they can be noisy! ~pics taken when they were more chilled out. Click on any photo to enlarge. Committee meeting... Continue Reading →

Holy Ground

Sunday today in New Zealand and I'm sharing pics taken Friday at the church just up the street from home. ~title inspired by my 1st pic, see the 'sky-hole' in the blossom? Also, daylight saving started today, good-bye winter .. Hello Spring! 🙂 Click on any photo to enlarge. Text and photos by Liz; Exploring... Continue Reading →

Rock Daisy

Marlborough rock daisies are endemic and naturally found in .. Marlborough! They grow on steep rocky or stony sites and are highly resistant to summer drought; the region gets very hot in summer. There are three species of which Pachystegia insignis has the greatest natural range, and it's also very common as a garden plant... Continue Reading →

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