Tapanui Sunrise, 27July2019

This was the winter sunrise looking east toward the Blue Mountains from our cottage this morning. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. Taken by Nigel

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Dawn Light(s). Frosty pink and blue dawn this morning. Colourful lights glowing on the town tree. Moon. We were walking to the cafe down the street and Nigel took this shot.

Bedroom Lightshade

The last occupants of our new home were artists and worked in stained glass and in pottery. The couple have gone into care and we've inherited some of their work. Our bedroom lightshade is one example. It sits beneath the light-bulb and therefore dims the light. Having always favoured brightly lit rooms I had no... Continue Reading →

Beauty in Pink and White

Final post of pink and white achillea flowers growing in the roadside verge beside Waimea Highway, the route that heads west out of Gore. Southland, New Zealand. Taken by Nigel and Liz using Nigel's cellphone, 20 March 2019 Pink and White Achillea (Yarrow) Nigel took the first two photos, the second version with bokeh effect... Continue Reading →

Rosa rugosa var. Ventenatia

When we visited Queens Park on March 02, 2019 we found this beautiful rose with a great bounty of rosehips and a prominent flower in bloom. I invited Nigel to also take some photos of the flower - he got a couple of lovely shots, included in this post. This rose garden is devoted to... Continue Reading →

Dream Weaver

Dot Smith loves pink and always wanted a castle. After a lifetime of dairy farming, raising a family, running businesses, and making gardens she finally got around to achieving her childhood dream - her very own castle. I'll leave it at that but if you'd like to read more there's an article HERE. Photos taken... Continue Reading →

Maple Glen Pink

As we explored Maple Glen Gardens on 26 January 2019 I was surprised how much pink I came across in the gardens. I don't think we've visited at this time of year before and it looked quite different - the bright dahlias that I've already posted about and all these pink flowers that I found... Continue Reading →

Summer Hydrangeas

We've been seeing some lovely hydrangeas lately - I'd forgotten that they flower through the summer.  In order to deal with our mounting number of hydrangea photos, I thought I'd best do a hydrangea post. Its a mix of pink, white and blue hydrangea flowers. Gore Public Gardens This gorgeous deep pink (almost maroon) hydrangea... Continue Reading →

Cornus Flowers in Bannerman Park

Yesterday I posted a photo of a Cornus (dogwood) tree in Bannerman Park taken by Nigel on 20 Dec 2018. While we were there I found a good position for a closer photo of the blooms and Nigel also took a shot from the same place. Here are both photos with similar composition. Taken by... Continue Reading →

Hydrangea Pinks and Blues

We found these beautiful hydrangea flowers when we visited Gore Gardens on 20 December 2018. It was amazing to see varying shades of pink and blue blooms on the bushes. Ann Mackay from Suffolk UK published a colourful and informative hydrangea post only a couple of hours ago and it prompted me to get mine... Continue Reading →

Arrowtown in Spring

I still have photos taken in an Arrowtown residential street from when we visited on 27 October 2018. This was right in the spring blossom time. Here is a lovely cottage with wisteria blooming under the tracery of the verandah and a layer of fallen cherry blossom petals coating the hedge and street verge. On... Continue Reading →

Thyme and Thyme Again

Pink and white thyme next to each other. Wild thyme in the Cromwell Gorge, Central Otago, New Zealand. There are carpets of thyme in spring, most in shades of pink. Taken by Liz 27 Oct 2018

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