Sweet Spring

Yesterday morning we walked from our home to our local plant nursery. We'd just left the plant nursery when we spotted a cosy scene complete with very content feline. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. The Contented Cat We spotted the cat sitting in the dappled shade under the elm tree. The yellow blossom to the... Continue Reading →

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Pushing The Boundaries

Young Cherry Walk blooms on the far edge of Maple Glen Garden opening up a new vista in what was a farm paddock not long ago. Glenham, Southland, New Zealand. Liz 13 Oct.

Blossom Magic

We returned to Maple Glen on Sunday, a week after our previous visit because I'd noted from a facebook post that the bluebells were due to peak. The effort paid off as the bluebells were gorgeous and the cherry blossom was still in good form. Maple Glen Garden, Glenham, Southland, New Zealand. Visited 13 Oct... Continue Reading →

Green and Gold

Skunk Cabbage. Hard to have a worse name but this plant is pretty at this time of year. There's a few of them at the edge of a pond at Maple Glen. Green leaves and, green and gold flowers. I didn't notice a skunky smell but I've read it occurs when the leaves are bruised.... Continue Reading →

Lots of Daffodils

Here's more photos of the daffodil hillside at Maple Glen including some photos that give more context to the overall scene. As an aside, we stayed in Dunedin last night and the weather has been cold and very rainy, especially today as we came home. It's a nice contrast to look at these photos, taken... Continue Reading →

Maples at Maple Glen

I found a lovely maple tree at Maple Glen Garden, took photos, and asked Nigel to take a photo too since he had his good camera. Later I found a blaze of red in a different part of the garden - it was another maple coming into leaf. Glenham, Southland, New Zealand I liked this... Continue Reading →

Daffodil Hillside, Maple Glen

Spring daffodils at Maple Glen Garden, Glenham, Southland, New Zealand. Absolutely magic to see these colourful daffodils blooming all over the hillside. Photos taken by Liz 06 September 2019. So fun.. lots of different kinds of daffodils all mixed in together! Enlarge any of the following photos by clicking on the photo... Text and photos... Continue Reading →

Ruffled Feathers

As we walked down to the large ponds I spotted a couple supervising their quintuplets.. a black swan family out for a jaunt. The parent I assumed to be dad was at the rear and standing tall, on guard and alert, feathers ruffled. Mum was busy having a feed. I saw the cygnets hurrying along... Continue Reading →

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