Visitors Are Welcome

Flowers, flies, bees and bugs from the solitary local walk I did on 29 March. Some of these visitors were unseen by me until found on the laptop screen! I welcome their presence and enjoy getting an insight into nature's daily buzz. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. Click on any photo to enlarge. The first... Continue Reading →

Beaut Bloom

Gorgeous flower I photographed with my cellphone in the tropical collection of the Winter Garden glasshouse, Dunedin Botanic Garden last year, 25 June 2020 (winter in New Zealand). My main photo is the second one but the first gives context and makes a better header image. Click on either image to enlarge. Extraordinary flower, worth... Continue Reading →

White Echinacea

We really like to see Echinacea flowers (coneflowers) and these were in Gore Gardens, Southland, New Zealand on 14 Feb 2021. Coneflowers are from North America.

Gore Roses Today

Valentines Day roses in the public garden at Gore, Southland, New Zealand. 14 February 2021. To be honest we didn't realise it was Valentines Day when we decided to visit Gore this morning! I hear there were seven US Republican senators that did the right thing: Burr (NC) Cassidy (LA) Collins (ME) Murkowski (AK) Romney... Continue Reading →

Hollyhocks

More hollyhock photos from our visit to the town of Clyde on 29 January 2021. Clyde is in Central Otago, New Zealand.

Sizzling Hot

Sizzling hot colour! Dahlia blooms and buds - spectacularly splendid when we visited Maple Glen Garden on 31 January 2021. Glenham, Southland, New Zealand. Click on any photo to enlarge. Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2021)

Blue Blue Blue

The last day of January 2021 was gorgeous and we decided to visit Maple Glen Garden in Glenham, Southland. It was fine, warm and summer bright. I've collected my photos of blue flowers into this post. New Zealand. Click on any photo to enlarge. I found the imperfections of this clematis quite endearing. This shaded... Continue Reading →

Prickles and Petals

It so happens that I photographed these cacti in winter (end of June) and again in summer (26 Dec). On the summer visit the long, lanky cactus had produced a beautiful flower! My photos are taken in the Winter Garden Glasshouse, Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. Their website refers to the cacti and succulents area... Continue Reading →

Beautiful Cistus

Probably Cistus ladanifer var. petiolatus 'Bennett's White', Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. 24 Oct 2020. Love the melted butter look!

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