Angel Iris

Irises along a fence, private property in Roxburgh. Central Otago, New Zealand. 29 Oct. By me, except 3rd pic with lots of buds taken by Nigel.

Hidden Colour

Hidden Colour. Glimpses of bright colour through trees revealed the presence of these colourful tulips - they were further along the same road as my recent big tulip-block photos - but single fields - and on the opposite side of the road. Seaward Downs, Edendale area, Southland, New Zealand. 22 October.

Tulip Tour

It was great fun searching for tulip fields this morning. We drove over to the Edendale area again, Menzies Ferry and Seaward Downs. Here are four photos from four different tulip sites, all photos taken by Nigel and edited by me. Some plantings are huge and the colours stand out for miles. Others are more... Continue Reading →

Patch of Purple Tulips

Huge patch of purple tulips. Edendale, Southland, New Zealand. Photos taken 17 October. The first two photos were taken by me, 2nd two by Nigel. I chose Nigel's darkest versions because the distant landscape of The Catlins shows up better.. it's nice to have that context.

On The Bright Side

Another huge striped tulip field - I'd walked along my side of the fence to the far end, looking at the colours and taking photos with the aim of reaching this bright colour stripe that I could see at the end. Unbelievable colour but it's for real, and alongside were some very pretty pink-and-white tulips.... Continue Reading →

Bright Colours, Autumn

Autumn pics from 25 March 2022. Photos 2-4 are native New Zealand plants. The first two photos are from Dunedin Botanic Garden. The last two are 'wild' plants growing above the beach at Ocean View, Dunedin.

Midnight

I'm referring to a Mexican bush sage named Salvia leucantha 'Midnight'. There's a wonderful bush in a flower bed at Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. It flowers profusely and beautifully, very showy! I've photographed it many times so there's pics scattered through various folders on my laptop! For more info, Chicago Botanic Garden have done... Continue Reading →

Buxus Parterres

Buxus Parterres: mid-summer colour at Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. 05 Feb 2022. The parterres and colour beds were looking magnificent! Between the parterres and the public pathway are the colour beds - in this first photo you can see (from right - left) the red, yellow and purple/mauve colour beds. Click on any photo... Continue Reading →

Smoke Bush, Early Summer

When we visited Clyde in Central Otago on 07 December we were delighted to see smoke bush is making a great show! The purple-leaved variety appears to be particularly popular (not surprising, it's very showy) but I've also included a photo of a green-leaved smoke bush I noticed. New Zealand. Cotinus or Smoke Bush I've... Continue Reading →

Indian Bean Tree

This tree is native to the south eastern part of the United States. It's so beautiful! I've heard of the 'Indian Bean Tree' but didn't know enough to recognise it however Nigel correctly suggested 'Catalpa'. I'd wandered down a path to photograph a Smoke Bush and these two trees were nearby. I wandered over, attracted... Continue Reading →

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