Red | Blue | Green

Roaming streets in the Central Otago town of Ranfurly on a beautiful autumn day was a pleasure and I had my camera ready to hand. I was filling in time while Nigel was busy out-of-town on a client site visit. There were plenty of interesting fruits and berries, and eye-catching colours. This is the same... Continue Reading →

St Matthew’s | Plants

Plants outside St Matthew's Church, Dunedin. 15 March. New Zealand. 1. Yew tree ~red berry 2. Native Veronica (Hebe) ~blue-mauve 3. Native Brachyglottis ~yellow 4. Native Astelia berries ~orange5. Native lancewood and astelia outside the tower6. Surprise! ~a pair of lancewoods behind a pair of large yews Click on any photo to enlarge. Text and... Continue Reading →

Red Revs Things Up

Red's a favourite colour for many people and it's long been a favourite of mine. These photos feature the colour red and are nearly all from Dunedin Botanic Garden, 18 January 2022 i.e. mid-summer in NZ. There's one exception from Auckland, a beautiful photo I came across via Twitter and have permission to use here.... Continue Reading →

Clutha at Roxburgh

The river photos are of the Clutha River at Roxburgh from a riverside path, Sunday 23 Jan 2022. The Māori name Mata-au references the swift surface current of the river. The rest of the photos were taken from a spot in a small section of pine trees where I paused to enjoy the nice setting... Continue Reading →

Red Delicious

I spied this gorgeous rose hip in Dunedin Botanic Garden, late autumn. Looking closely at the hip while photo-editing, it reminded me of a 'Red Delicious' apple ~which we're probably all familiar with. The deep, dark red, and a few spots. The whole bush was lovely and colourful. The real name of the rose is... Continue Reading →

Autumn Rosehip

The birds they sangAt the break of dayStart againI heard them sayDon't dwell on what has passed awayOr what is yet to be ... ~Leonard Cohen's 'Anthem', first verse I felt like sharing this verse and a rose hip I photographed at Dunedin Botanic Garden on 19 May, New Zealand. For anyone who's interested our... Continue Reading →

Our Native Gunnera

The Dunedin Botanic Garden has a few patches of native Gunnera; this is a groundcover plant and couldn't be more different from the exotic species ~huge plants with enormous stems and leaves! Our native Gunnera prorepens has beautiful spikes of red berries in autumn, I took these photos on 29 April 2021. New Zealand. More... Continue Reading →

Autumn Rosehips

From 19 May, rosehips from Dunedin Botanic Garden; they're another joy of autumn! New Zealand. The first and last photos are of a hybrid musk bred by Pemberton, 'Kathleen' UK 1922. A NZer on twitter today wrote 'friendhips' instead of 'friendships' and now I can't help thinking of rosehips as 'friendhips' 🙂 Click on any... Continue Reading →

Very Familiar

Photo selection from the initial part of the bush walk at Black Gully Reserve, a very short drive from where we live in Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. These were taken yesterday in the early evening, not long before sunset. I chose to take photos of things that are very ordinary to me, so ordinary... Continue Reading →

Church and Holly

On a recent local walk, I stopped by this Presbyterian church and spent a little while there taking photos. I moved on around the corner and, still on the church property, found a very pretty holly bush with bright berries and variegated foliage. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. Photos taken 06 May 2021. I wondered... Continue Reading →

Local Autumn Walk

These are four remaining photos from the local autumn walk that we did in our town on 30 March 2020, soon after New Zealand had gone into Level 4 lockdown for Covid. I took the berry shots as we were on our way to the rugby grounds and I found the tile drain pipes stacked... Continue Reading →

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