Pink Smoke Puffs

Cotinus coggygria. Smoke tree or smoke bush. Just up our street, photos taken 31 January. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand.

All on a Sunday

When we visited Alexandra public garden on Sunday, I found the smoke tree foliage beautiful as I gazed at the leaves against the summer blue sky. Alexandra is in Central Otago, New Zealand. Today I was delighted to find a wonderful hoar frost photo taken in Germany, also photographed on Sunday! A battered old sunflower... Continue Reading →

Bright Sparks

Bright blooms I couldn't miss, I took these photos at Alexandra public garden on 29 January. It was a very sunny, summer day and a beautiful day to be there but challenging for taking photos! Loved all the bright colours and the variety of plants in all shapes and sizes. Plenty of bumblebee buzz. Central... Continue Reading →

Hips meet Blue Bloods

Beautiful blue agapanthus flowers that I found further up our street this morning. I love the blue buds and with this particular plant, rose hips had invaded one of the blue blooms. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand.

Flower Power

Yesterday we travelled into Central Otago to get some fresh fruit from the orchards but it was such a nice day we continued to Alexandra and had a look at the summer flowers in the town's public garden. We were enchanted! New Zealand

White Bales

White wrapped bales in fields. Old Coach Road, as we drove to Clinton, 22 January. New Zealand. I can't help imagining they're arranged in readiness for the imminent arrival of a bride and bridegroom!

Dark Green

Dark green letterbox. Nearby, on the opposite side of the road.. dark green bales in a field. Old Coach Road, as we drove to Clinton, yesterday. Clutha / Southland, New Zealand.

Sheep and Bales

A drive along Old Coach Road this morning, we joined at Clinton but didn't go all the way to Mataura, electing to turn around and return the way we came. Clutha / Southland. New Zealand So cute how some of the sheep have claimed a bale to nestle up to (I'm guessing these are older... Continue Reading →

Pink Paws

By the time I reached the Australia garden at Dunedin Botanic Garden yesterday the light was already high-key but nevertheless these kangaroo paws still look bright and colourful in the photo, as indeed they were. One of my favourite flowering plants! Dunedin, New Zealand.

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