Helichrysum argyrophyllum

+600 species of Helichrysum occurring worldwide.~244 found in southern Africa. Helichrysum is derived from the Greek "helios" ~sun and "chrysos" ~gold, referring to the colour of many of the flowers of species in this genus. Info from.. SA National Biodiversity Institute Dunedin Botanic Garden ~rock garden. New Zealand. 07 May 2022. Text and photos by... Continue Reading →

Information and Inspiration

~are benefits of an excellent Botanic Garden! Whenever we're in Dunedin we stay near the Botanic Garden and spend as much time there as we can. These are four photos I shared on Twitter recently for a Botanic Gardens appreciation theme, showing they're much valued by Nigel for information and inspiration in his work as... Continue Reading →

Art Deco 02

"The Centennial Milk Bar is the iconic art deco building in Ranfurly. In its heyday it was a bustling place serving hungry passengers from the trains and afternoon teas and icecreams to the locals." ~from centralotagonz.com || Continuing Art Deco 01 that I posted yesterday, this is the main building that fronts the back yard... Continue Reading →

A Feeling for the Blues

Can't remember coming across this plant before but it's so lovely! We were walking a path in Dunedin Botanic Garden when I saw masses of little blue flowers up a side path and in the afternoon light it all looked so pretty. Seems perfect the way they're planted here.. either side of the path so... Continue Reading →

Catholic Church, Ranfurly

Ranfurly Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Central Otago, New Zealand. 12 March 2022. As we headed out of town in the evening we found a gorgeous Catholic Church on the edge of town. We stopped and spent ages wandering around the church, admiring the beauty of the building and taking photos. As the sun sunk lower... Continue Reading →

Unreal and Real

Autumn in Queens Park, Invercargill, Southland. Brightness by the cafe; Some roses still bloom; Magnificent Mahonia; Anthurium in the Conservatory. Taken today, 11 May. New Zealand.

Look At Me Now

Further to my recent post Only An Onion featuring photos taken 18 Jan, I've seen Allium pskemense again during a wander through the rock garden yesterday, at Dunedin Botanic Garden. It looks as elegant and stately as ever despite the inevitable changes that've accompanied our transition into autumn. New Zealand. ~looking at my photo and... Continue Reading →

Malus trilobata

Yesterday I shared how I solved the name of this tree we found on Saturday in a public park in Gore. Here's the photos I took while we were looking at it, I hope you get a sense of our joy and wonder at finding this beautiful tree that, at the time, was a mystery... Continue Reading →

Solved on Sunday

A mystery from yesterday afternoon solved today, thanks to a knowledgeable twitter contact. We were having a wonderful wander in a big open public park in Gore when we came upon a tree with colourful lobed foliage and smooth, small, ball-like greeny-yellow fruits. Lots of the fruit 'balls' had dropped to the ground - thousands... Continue Reading →

Hedgehope Church

The night I took the moon photos, we were returning home from Hedgehope where we'd gone to enjoy the beautiful rural views in the lead-up to dusk. The only photos I took though, were of Hedgehope Church which is looking wonderful. I've learnt since that it's had a lot of work done on it in... Continue Reading →

! Cattle Stop

Cattle Stop on a back road in the Otago high country between Middlemarch and Macraes. The boundary sign defines the Waitaki District side vs Dunedin City side. I took these on April 13 when our car trip back involved a deviation from the usual route that we take when we return home from the east... Continue Reading →

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