There's various species of bananas and I found a lovely one on 25 June in the Winter Garden Glasshouse at Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. It was in the Tropical House which is also where I saw the Spanish Moss and the Aristolochia gigantea. I visited again the next day with Nigel. The attraction with... Continue Reading →
Writer Jane Dougherty shared a photo of pink sunset clouds with an imaginative poem inspired by the view, in Come and play with the cloud people. She also invited readers to 'borrow' her photo to inspire their own poem or prose. I started playing with words for a haiku and the lines came together surprisingly... Continue Reading →
I took this hollyhock photo in Clyde, Central Otago, New Zealand just a few days before we went into L4 lockdown, 22 March 2020. Another beauty!
When love is all no shadows fall - the sunshine stays. -- inscribed on the sundial below. Click on the photo to enlarge. The other side has this inscription ... Love gilds the hours unfolds the flowers of passing days. Click on the photo to enlarge. The sundial is in the main public garden in... Continue Reading →
Americans, I don't understand you. If your country or state asks you to stay home for the good of yourself and your fellow Americans, what's the problem? While your doctors and nurses battle it out on the front lines, is it too much to ask you to stay home? Given you've recorded over 700,000 Covid-19... Continue Reading →
All the fun of the fair! This stunner by Steve Schwartzman (Texas, USA). Pink evening primrose (Oenothera speciosa). "I made this ant-enhanced portrait at the Riata Trace Pond on April 5th."
The magic Colchicum. These two photos were taken by Nigel on 10 April 2020 when we wandered up the road for our exercise walk. He took one other - which I published yesterday as a single image. We were amazed how the strip of flowers was so dense with colour. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand.... Continue Reading →
When Nigel returned from promoting his landscape design business Growplan at Wanaka A&P Show, he came home via Central Otago. This is a region of extremes, baking hot in the summer, cold in the winter and lots of vineyards and fruit orchards. Spring and Autumn are gorgeous for their blossom and foliage. I'm pretty peeved... Continue Reading →