Pink Perfection

This gorgeous pink hawthorn put on a great spring display, just up the street from us. It's finished now but these photos were taken 27 and 28 October, and 03 Nov (last photo). Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand.

Granny Stringer’s Cottage

For my birthday we rented a cottage at East Roxburgh for two nights. A spacious property with an old apricot orchard at the top of the drive and further down, the cottage set within a lawn and garden setting. The owner's home is across the lawn, and also a separate stand-alone building with deck for... Continue Reading →

Floral Highlights

Floral highlights from my birthday today, spent in Central Otago, New Zealand. 31 October, and it's spring in NZ. The day was very bright but generally cloudy. The public garden in Alexandra looked splendid! Lots of bright wildflowers in the Cromwell Gorge including the vivid California poppies. Horse chestnuts are flowering now and lots of... Continue Reading →

Puffy and Pink

Pretty spring blossom borne on street trees a block away from where we live, photos taken during a pleasant morning walk on 25 October. The trees were laden and it was difficult to know how to compose the pictures, thankfully most pics turned out ok. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand.

Profusion of Pink

We took a drive in the late afternoon through some back country farmland, and in the Park Hill area we came across these fluffy cherry blossom flowers. I thought cherry blossom were pretty much past it now but these were still a profusion of pink. It was in the outer, wilder, part of a farmhouse... Continue Reading →

Roxburgh Cottage

Cute cottage we found on our 2nd-to-last visit to Roxburgh. On Saturday we had another look and the tamarisk tree was now in flower as well as the wisteria so I decided to take photos. Central Otago, New Zealand.

Museum Garden

Just up our street is a vintage machinery museum holding a lot of tractors (many of them operational) and a working steam engine named "Stella" that they take to steam shows. One day when we went for a walk I had a look at what's in their gardens. I doubt the plants get much attention... Continue Reading →

Coconut Ice

The pear tree blossom again, just over the fence from our shed. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. Coconut Ice: pear tree blossom tonight at sunset, tipped pink ~first two photos. White blossom pics are the same tree, but photographed 24 September. Click on any photo to enlarge. Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2021)

Spring is nearly here

Had our first Covid vaccine shots in the early afternoon yesterday and later on I thought I'd take a walk, knowing I mightn't feel so good the next morning if side-effects kicked in. At the last minute I decided to carry my camera, not really expecting to use it, and headed in the direction of... Continue Reading →

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