Pink Paws

Pink kangaroo paw flowers by an aviary at Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. 18 January 2022. Anigozanthos, in the Australia Collection. These bright pink weird-looking blooms don't quite look real but when you're there they're real enough .. a great favourite with me!

Flower in a Paw

Kangaroo Paw flowers are a wonderful treat in summer, a 'something special' from Australia that I adore. They have a few species growing in the Australian collection at Dunedin Botanic Garden and we visited on Tues 18 January so I was able to get a few shots of different kinds. New Zealand. Click on any... Continue Reading →

an angel is here

Today I saw an angel's fishing rod and an umbrella. ~surely an angel rests here.Dierama pulcherrimum /cafe roof, Dunedin Botanic Garden. New Zealand

Summer Breeze

On Sunday afternoon in Gore we stopped to have a look at this long border garden, in a small reserve which has a massive war memorial as the main focus. The garden often looks attractive, populated with some of the larger flowering plants like hollyhocks, phlox, cardoon, echinops, lilies and gypsophila. Gore, Southland, New Zealand.... Continue Reading →

Gore Anglican

Beautiful experience today to participate in celebrating the Eucharist at Gore Anglican church ~Holy Trinity. Bishop Steven Benford, Diocese of Dunedin, attended and also played the piano for the hymns. Southland, New Zealand. Click on any photo to enlarge. Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2022)

Great Bale Sucker

Rare insect, the Great Bale Sucker of South Otago. Farm shed found on a back road in the beautiful rural farmland between Balclutha and Clinton 13-Jan-22. Clutha District, South Otago, New Zealand.

Berry Nice

Astelia berries. You've recently seen our photos of native astelias alongside ferns in the bush but the female plants' beautiful flowers become a bountiful crop of berries and they're beginning to ripen now. New Zealand. Click on any photo to enlarge. I saw these berries within an astelia at Dunsdale Reserve, Southland on 05 Jan.... Continue Reading →

Button Fern

Cute fern native to New Zealand and deserving of its own post, Pellaea rotundifolia. [Hasty update: or is it Cranfillia fluviatilis, syn. Blechnum fluviatile?]. Beautiful to find this growing in the bush! We found it on our walk in Dunsdale Reserve on 05 January, 2022. Southland, New Zealand. Click on any photo to enlarge. ~... Continue Reading →

Liriodendron

The tulip tree is gorgeous and commonly seen down here in the south of New Zealand. I assume these in my photos are the North American species L. tulipifera. The leaves are distinctively shaped and the flowers are very pretty but easily missed. The first three photos are of a particular tree at Monte Christo... Continue Reading →

Tapanui Garden

Found some wind vanes I didn't know about, right here in town! I was getting ready to take a shot from the street when the owner invited us in. I took a few photos while she and Nigel chatted, thinking my blog-friends might enjoy a peek into a local, colourful garden. Dec 26, 2021 ..... Continue Reading →

Merry Mistletoe

Native mistletoe. Black Gully Reserve, Tapanui, West Otago. 26 Dec. Fantastic colour [brightness/contrast adjustment only, no saturation] New Zealand.

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