Flower in a Paw

Kangaroo Paw flowers are a wonderful treat in summer, a 'something special' from Australia that I adore. They have a few species growing in the Australian collection at Dunedin Botanic Garden and we visited on Tues 18 January so I was able to get a few shots of different kinds. New Zealand. Click on any... Continue Reading →

Ligularia, lavender and lilies

And a round box hedge, and box blobs and Nigel blobbing. I took these photos yesterday afternoon at Queens Park in Invercargill. All the 'L's are in the long border but the photo with Nigel in was taken on the west side of the winter gardens building. This is a cosy spot when there's a... Continue Reading →

A Moment of both Peril and Promise

Jan 6th, Capitol. "That day, and our response to it, contain potential for both peril and promise." [final paragraph] “This is indeed a moment of both peril and promise. But if love is indeed the supreme law of God for life, as I believe it is, then God’s way of unselfish, sacrificial love for each... Continue Reading →

Look into the Bush

When we visited Dunsdale Reserve yesterday there were many ferns and mosses along the way, edging the path, edging the stream, and growing as ground cover on the forest floor. Very pretty, even on a dull day. Hokonui Forest, Southland, New Zealand. ~ photos by me, except for the last lovely pic taken by Nigel... Continue Reading →

Anglican Puzzle

Some churches have a labyrinth but this church in Southland, New Zealand has a monkey puzzle tree! I'd love to know the history of the decision, to put a monkey puzzle tree right out front of their church 🙂 First time I've noticed this, and it totally delights me. The church is in a tiny... Continue Reading →

White Christmas

I found myself with a few local 'white' Christmas photos after a wander around town. These were all taken on Boxing Day except for the white ducks and the pigeons - I took those on Christmas Day. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand.

Restful in Invercargill

After leaving the Southern Farmers Market yesterday we visited the Queens Park gardens and had a wander around the rose garden, met a cute dog and her lovely minder, admired an outdoor glass table, and then relaxed at Buster Crabb before heading home. Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand. Click on any photo to enlarge. Dick Fry... Continue Reading →

Indian Bean Tree

This tree is native to the south eastern part of the United States. It's so beautiful! I've heard of the 'Indian Bean Tree' but didn't know enough to recognise it however Nigel correctly suggested 'Catalpa'. I'd wandered down a path to photograph a Smoke Bush and these two trees were nearby. I wandered over, attracted... Continue Reading →

Flowers and Fairies

Wild and wonderful dandelions taken at the end of a walking/taking photos wander when I was nearly home. The first two photos were taken at the local museum, in a raised bed that's down their driveway. The dandelions in the last three photos caught my eye when I noticed all the spherical seedheads glistening in... Continue Reading →

Seen at Dusk

Springtime walk along the road at dusk tonight, East Roxburgh. Central Otago, New Zealand. Broom (a weed species) glowed gloriously gold in the late light. Pale blossom is hawthorn. Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2021)

Cause to Pause

We did a little walk in the local bush at Black Gully Reserve, late this afternoon. Here's two things that made me stop. The first photo was taken at the end of the walkable part of the track. The track should go further but just peters out. Even the track marker has fallen down -... Continue Reading →

Lilac and Love

I found this gorgeous lilac bloom at the entry to a country cemetery today and felt love lingering at one of the memorials. This open and spacious cemetery is located at the very small settlement of Millers Flat, near Roxburgh, Central Otago. Some of the older graves date back to the late-1800s/early-1900s, and from what... Continue Reading →

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