Summer Breeze

On Sunday afternoon in Gore we stopped to have a look at this long border garden, in a small reserve which has a massive war memorial as the main focus. The garden often looks attractive, populated with some of the larger flowering plants like hollyhocks, phlox, cardoon, echinops, lilies and gypsophila. Gore, Southland, New Zealand.... Continue Reading →

Nature Details

When we take a nature walk there's so much to see although you have to keep your eyes peeled and look around with a sense of anticipation and expectation. Seek and ye shall find! Today's photos all taken by Nigel when we visited Dunsdale Reserve, Southland, New Zealand on 05 Jan 2022. Click on any... Continue Reading →

Button Fern

Cute fern native to New Zealand and deserving of its own post, Pellaea rotundifolia. [Hasty update: or is it Cranfillia fluviatilis, syn. Blechnum fluviatile?]. Beautiful to find this growing in the bush! We found it on our walk in Dunsdale Reserve on 05 January, 2022. Southland, New Zealand. Click on any photo to enlarge. ~... Continue Reading →

Christmas Cupcakes

We made the trip to Invercargill again today, this time because I wanted to go to the Southern Farmers Market and buy a dozen gorgeous Christmas cupcakes. They were every bit as beautiful as I'd seen in the photo on FB. I hadn't intended to come home with a spectacular new tablecloth but that happened... Continue Reading →

Life In Colour

Colours of a local street tree, a beech, on 28 October. A beautiful day, and the colours of the leaves caught my attention.

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 →

Ornate Gate

On a local walk this morning.. Solomon's Seal in flower, complementing an ornate gate. Polygonatum sp. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. ~Liz.

White Flowerfall

Waterfalls..why not flowerfalls? I spotted this lovely white dogwood (Cornus sp.) down a side-street in Roxburgh on Saturday. After a refreshment stop we found the tree and I tried to capture something of its magic. The white dogwoods are pure white, noticeably standing out from other white blossom. Roxburgh, Central Otago. New Zealand. Click on... 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 →

Fading Beauty

I'm constantly inspired by the work of a myriad of different writers, photographers, artists, tweeters, and the folk who view and comment. This post is nothing to do with me apart from acting as curator.. Fading Beauty. Credits: Leaf skeleton images.. via twitter, from incidental naturalist @IncNaturalist. I was delighted to find David has an... Continue Reading →

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