Radiant Colour

The radiant colour of these bright daisy flowers adorn the grass frontage of a Roxburgh private property in Central Otago, 29 October. We had a bit of a poke around Roxburgh before driving further into Central. Folks in Roxburgh grow a wide selection of garden plants, appears there's many keen gardeners in the town! New Zealand.

Autumn Colours in Spring

Warm-toned beautiful brown/yellow iris. I found it by the boundary fence of a private garden in Roxburgh, Central Otago - same garden where I photographed the lovely yellow paeony. The first photo below was taken by Nigel and the rest by me, on 29 October. It was difficult for photography with the fence and also... Continue Reading →

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

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 →

Last Light

End-of-day spring blossom at Roxburgh, Central Otago 22 October. Sun disappeared as I was taking photos. Yellow laburnum, wispy pink tamarisk, mauve wisteria, white dogwood. And the wisteria was strongly scented! New Zealand

Lilac Spring

Lilac Spring in Roxburgh 22 October, evening. The first three photos are from a gorgeous lilac hedge, I was enveloped in the sweet fragrance while taking the pics. The iris I found in a completely different garden (the one where I took the paeony pics). Central Otago, New Zealand.

First Paeony

This is the first paeony I've seen this spring, in a private garden in Roxburgh, Central Otago, New Zealand. We were there yesterday evening 22 October 2022. Paeonies are pretty special!

Lovells Flat Church

We've lived down south for years now and I never knew about a gorgeous rural church among farm fields at Lovells Flat! I spotted the steeple today while we were driving, and by returning to a gravel side road we'd just passed, we were able to make it to the church. This is a Presbyterian... Continue Reading →

Daffodil Hillside

Historic daffodils on the hillside at the historic Black Horse Brewery site out in the countryside at Weatherstons, a short drive from the town of Lawrence in the Clutha District. New Zealand. Here's a couple of paragraphs about the daffodils from a 2017 Stuff article. "The daffodils were first planted by Ben Hart senior in 1895, from... Continue Reading →

Wild Side Again

The glorious riot of colour again.. another four photos taken by me when we drove along the East Roxburgh road on 25 September 2022 and came across this spring display of profuse yellow and pink blossom at a private property, on the road frontage. Forsythia and, I suppose the pink blossom would be cherry blossom.... Continue Reading →

The Wild Side

When we drove to East Roxburgh on Sunday afternoon, 25 Sept, I was delighted when we drove past this glorious riot of colour along the road frontage of a private property. Few would be brave enough to layer great masses of yellow and pink blossom in the same planting but somebody's had the courage to... Continue Reading →

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