Prayers Requested – A Letter to the Diocese After the School Shooting in Uvalde. ~from +David Reed, Bishop of West Texas
Five years ago today, on 23 May, I started my blog with a brief and plain post, then launched out into the WP blogger-sphere to see what it's all about. I didn't have a clue! In this first session I happened to meet an Irish poet then working as pattern-maker in Paris, Damien B. Donnelly.... Continue Reading →
Last night I made a start on tidying my Gmail account (it'll be a long process). In a folder of 'Keepsakes' I found a message Nigel sent me, 31 March 2010. Attached was a morning moon shot taken where we lived back then, in the alpine tourist resort of Queenstown. I found I still like... Continue Reading →
Odd-bod plants from Queens Park conservatory in Invercargill, Southland. 1. multi-coloured foliage. 2-3. Anthuriums. 4.Coffea arabica or coffee tree. ~taken 11 May 2022. New Zealand
I photographed these beautiful berries at Gore Cemetery on 18 April. After checking online I believe the tree is Sorbus hupehensis or Chinese rowan. Gore is in Southland, New Zealand. For more plant info, see this blogpost by a fellow NZer. In the same cemetery there's also a Sorbus with white berries that I posted... Continue Reading →
Pink isn't a colour that I associate with autumn but not long ago I posted photos of showy pink Eucalyptus flowers and now Euonymous have their wonderful pink seedpods.. with orange berries! They're a delight and I often think of them as tiny pink pumpkins 😀 These photos were taken by Nigel when we went... Continue Reading →
Further to my earlier post Pink Fruit here's a few other photos that we took while we were there.. it's a pretty big shrub! Where you see the photo with Nigel standing in front of it, for your reference he's about 6' 3". Moa Flat, West Otago, New Zealand. 02 April 2022. Photos by me... Continue Reading →
As we drove home via Moa Flat on 02 April I spotted a fuzz of pink and suspected the pretty fruits of Euonymous. Love their bright colour in autumn! A wild bush growing in the roadside verge. West Otago, New Zealand. Photo taken by Nigel.
This pink blossom was a stunning sight as we walked up Braids Hill to the beach access walking path. I've noticed it before from the car while driving past and relished the opportunity to now spend time there and take photos, as did Nigel. Wonderful too, to see pink blossom in autumn! Ocean View, Dunedin,... Continue Reading →
I shared these flower photos on Twitter yesterday ~ a few shots from Dunedin Botanic Garden's herbaceous border that I took yesterday with my cellphone.. a diversion as I wandered back to the motel after walking with Nigel to his dental appointment. I didn't have my camera with me so it was a chance to... Continue Reading →
Pretty achillea/dahlia flowers! Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. 14 March. Photo by Liz Cowburn.
This morning I was surprised by a colourful sky outside and Nigel told me he'd already taken a photo. The colours were less bright by the time I got out but I still got a couple of interesting shots. The first pic is the bright shot taken by Nigel, looking east to the Blue Mountains... Continue Reading →