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 →

Yellow Mystery

I noticed and liked this yellow-flowered plant at Gore Gardens on 25 February 2021. The flowers seem like Allium flowers but the ovary bulges didn't match with pictures of Allium flavum that I looked at - so I don't know what these are. Any ideas? Gore, Southland, New Zealand. Photo taken by Nigel. Text by... 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 →

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