I took this hollyhock photo in Clyde, Central Otago, New Zealand just a few days before we went into L4 lockdown, 22 March 2020. Another beauty!
I took this hollyhock photo in Clyde, Central Otago, New Zealand just a few days before we went into L4 lockdown, 22 March 2020. What a beauty!
Following on from the blue pollen image I posted earlier I thought I'd show you some photos of the flowers of our tree fuchsia (endemic to New Zealand). These flowers are quite small and insignificant when seen within the tree canopy - they're not showy like your typical garden fuchsia. Fuchsia excorticata or kōtukutuku 1.... Continue Reading →
All the fun of the fair! This stunner by Steve Schwartzman (Texas, USA). Pink evening primrose (Oenothera speciosa). "I made this ant-enhanced portrait at the Riata Trace Pond on April 5th."
While lockdown in New Zealand is immensely restrictive, the number of new Covid-19 cases today was only 29. Since lockdown the number of new cases each day has been: 78, 85, 83, 63, 76, 58, 61, 89, 71, 82, 89, 67, 54, 50, and today only 29. I feel relieved. We're getting the lower numbers... Continue Reading →
Beautiful rose I found in the modern rose garden at Queens Park, Invercargill, New Zealand; named 'Absolutely Fabulous' (2004). Photo taken 24 Feb 2020 by Liz.
Blue poppy (Meconopsis sp.) we grew in our Catlins garden (2014-09-Dec) and a pretty pink poppy in Dunedin Botanic Gardens (2017-05-Dec). New Zealand. Photos by Nigel, edited by Liz.
Because many Americans are focussed on Thanksgiving this is a simple post of some lilies that I enjoyed seeing on a table in a Roxburgh cafe yesterday. The blooms seemed huge although that aspect doesn't seem obvious in these photos. They were the biggest lily blooms of this type that I remember seeing. I enquired... Continue Reading →