Daring Daffodil

This continues my previous post Hint Of Spring. I mentioned then that I'd spotted a mature daffodil flower and asked Nigel to photograph it. The flower was down low among old grass stems so it took some effort on his part to get the shots. Photos taken 05 August by Nigel. Tapanui, West Otago, New... Continue Reading →

Hint of Spring

A couple of days ago Nigel and I walked up the road together on a sunny, relatively warm winter afternoon and I was delighted to spot emerging daffodils. I didn't have a camera but asked Nigel to get some shots. Soon after seeing the bud I also saw a mature flower but we'll stay with... Continue Reading →

Bristol Sunset

A contemplation of colour. This morning on Twitter I found a wonderful poem about sunset colours - this particular sunset happened to be in Bristol, UK. In the poem the sunset colours are matched with sources they could have been derived from here on earth. Let's look at some natural colour sources before enjoying the... Continue Reading →

Something Old, Something New

Spring is a wonderful season.. living in New Zealand I'm in autumn but enjoying spring photos from the northern hemisphere. These photos were published by fellow WP bloggers on 02 May 2020. I've decided to show them with a minimum of information - please visit the original posts for the full story. Click on either... Continue Reading →

Beech Foliage

In the Dunedin Botanic Garden on 24 Nov 2019 we looked up to see beautiful spring foliage on a beech tree. Very colourful in the sun. Fagus sylvatica. Dunedin, New Zealand. First two photos by Nigel, last photo by Liz. Exploring Colour (2019)

Wild Yellow

Some yellow flowering plants caught our eye when we visited Central Otago on 27 November 2019. The first two photos show yellow lupins and wild roses. Both are extremely common weeds in Central Otago, New Zealand. The final three photos are of an endemic plant, Raoulia australis. First photo by Liz, all the rest were... Continue Reading →

Great Shape

I was enthralled with this plant when I came across it in the South African area of Dunedin Botanic Garden. The name of it is Crinum bulbispermum or Orange River lily. Initially the flower attracted me but then also the form of the foliage. In the second photo the form of the flowers, buds and... Continue Reading →

Clyde Spring Gardens

We were in Clyde on Nov 27, 2019 and had a walk around some of the residential area, enjoying the home gardens. Roses, peonies and lavender were much in evidence. Although we've grown green-flowered lavender ourselves in the past I think the lavender below is only green because the flower buds are immature. Clyde, Central... Continue Reading →

Really Bright Yellow

Here's a louder, brighter yellow than in my last post. This is Genista hispanica (Spanish broom) displaying real flower power. Maple Glen Garden, Glenham, Southland, New Zealand. Visited Nov 17, 2019. This was one of the brightest lights in the garden! First photo taken by Nigel, other photos by Liz. Click on ANY photo to... Continue Reading →

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