Floral Notes

Flowers are the music of the ground From earth’s lips spoken without sound;— from the poem “Flowers” By Edwin Curran Gratitude to Grandmother Ellen "Gem", for sharing these words with me in response to my last post. The following photos were taken at Dunedin Botanic Garden's Australia collection, 18 Jan 2022. New Zealand. Text and... Continue Reading →

Serenity

"Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin; .." Matt 6:28 pt RSV Local lilies in Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand /15 Feb 2022. Photos by Nigel. ~ Flower farm entrance. I got big orange pollen marks on jeans/shirt and that shattered my serenity a bit but the perfume... Continue Reading →

Companion Planting

Companion planting, seen today on our local walk. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. LOL! I'm reminded of 'The Pale Green Pants' by Dr Seuss that spooked me a bit as a kid ~this blogpost has it. Text by Liz, photos by Nigel; Exploring Colour (2022)

Summer Hours

Pre-valentines pics; lovely summer day in Dunedin Botanic Garden on 18 Jan 2022. The golden yellow Achillea were in the long border opposite the colour beds, near the main gate. The other photos were taken part-way up the hillside by the Cedars of Lebanon Grove [post I did 06 Nov 2017]. below: first two pics... Continue Reading →

Flowers and Rose Hips

Flowers and rose hips at Dunedin Botanic Garden, 05 Feb 2022. New Zealand. ~the first three pics are from the colour beds; the rose hips are from a bed of Rugosa roses.

Summer Colours

Colour beds and the long border at Dunedin Botanic Garden on 05 February 2022. Also: the path at one end of the parterres ~featuring topiary, a sundial and a fountain. New Zealand.

Buxus Parterres

Buxus Parterres: mid-summer colour at Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. 05 Feb 2022. The parterres and colour beds were looking magnificent! Between the parterres and the public pathway are the colour beds - in this first photo you can see (from right - left) the red, yellow and purple/mauve colour beds. Click on any photo... Continue Reading →

Millers Flat Tavern

The Tavern sits parallel to a main highway while the blue single-lane bridge crosses the Clutha /Mata-au River to the small settlement of Millers Flat. Built 1926 and formerly called the Bridge Hotel, the building itself is fairly stark but the many colourful flowers and bright touches ensure a warm welcome as do the proprietors.... Continue Reading →

Revelation

Gunnera leaves in Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. 18 Jan 2022. "Light has come into the world" John 3:19

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