Spring Magnolia Garden

The magnolia trees in Queens Park are wonderfully messy, exuberant trees in spring. The writhing branches are covered in bountiful blossom and soon large petals are scattered over the lawn. It's heavenly to wander among them, like being in fairyland. Some blossoms are scented.. this place is more like paradise! Magnolia Blossom in Queens Park... Continue Reading →

Temple of Flora

In my original photo the word Digitalis is faintly visible on the base of this model foxglove, one of a collection of Brendel Models included in the Hocken Library exhibition A Garden of Earthly Delights which runs until 11 August 2019 in Dunedin, New Zealand. The models were acquired in the late 1880s and were... Continue Reading →

Lovely Lily

This lovely lily was blooming in Gore Gardens when I visited 25 Jan 2019. I've been wanting to post it and what better time than now when the total number of followers has just rolled over to 900. Thank you for following! The above image is cropped from the photo below. -- Photo taken by... Continue Reading →

Magnolia in Summer

Wandering through Gore Gardens on 25 January 2019, I noticed a magnolia flower. Looking more closely I observed three different flower phases in the part of the tree near to me. I was intrigued.. Scientific name:   Magnolia grandiflora 'Majestic Beauty' Common name:  'Majestic Beauty' Southern Magnolia Native to North America Cellphone photos, enlarged through cropping... Continue Reading →

Magnolia Petals

Even when the magnolia flowers are old and falling to bits, the petals still look pretty scattered on the ground. Nigel and I took these photos in Gore Public Gardens on 23 September 2018. Gore, Southland, New Zealand First two photos taken by Nigel, last two taken by Liz Posted by Liz; Exploring Colour (2018)

Magnolia ‘Leonard Messel’

Magnolia x loebneri 'Leonard Messel' is one of the magnolias displaying lots of spring blossom in Gore Public Gardens. Between us we've photographed it a number of times in September so I thought I'd bring the different photos together. This square is cropped from a photo I took 15 Sept. - Liz #InThePink for Square... Continue Reading →

Pink Succession. Pink magnolia flower, bud and petals at Maple Glen Gardens, Southland, New Zealand. Taken by Nigel, 15 September 2018. #InThePink for Square In September hosted by BeckyB

Monochrome Magic

This article by Ann Mackay got my attention, especially as I recently challenged myself to find interesting black-and-white work by other bloggers and then re-blogged a different photo or artwork every day for a week (with permission). I really enjoyed my journey into black-and-white territory In her article, Ann discusses various ways in which a... Continue Reading →

Why isn't spring called fall? Fallen magnolia petals on the grass. Gore Gardens, Southland, New Zealand. Liz, 23 Sept 2018. #InThePink for Square in September hosted by BeckyB.

Camellia stopped me in my tracks. Bannerman Park, Gore, Southland, New Zealand. Liz, 12 Sept 2018. #InThePink for Square in September hosted by BeckyB

Here I Am. Magnolia flower in Gore Gardens, Southland, New Zealand. Taken by Liz, 15 Sept 2018. #InThePink for Square in September hosted by BeckyB

Standout Magnolia

The magnolia stopped me in my tracks as Nigel and I walked into Gore from our home, via Bannerman Park. I nearly missed it, just caught a glimpse of something really bright and almost fluorescent up a side path. I yelled at Nigel to come back and we went via the magnolia instead, delighting in... Continue Reading →

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