Bright Red

These photos were taken in autumn on 07 May 2022 in Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. Here's a small selection of plants that feature some bright red in their autumn appearance. First up is Fascicularia bicolor, the hardiest bromeliad in the world! When a rosette of leaves is about to flower the central part of... Continue Reading →

Information and Inspiration

~are benefits of an excellent Botanic Garden! Whenever we're in Dunedin we stay near the Botanic Garden and spend as much time there as we can. These are four photos I shared on Twitter recently for a Botanic Gardens appreciation theme, showing they're much valued by Nigel for information and inspiration in his work as... Continue Reading →

Playtime

Last night I made a start on tidying my Gmail account (it'll be a long process). In a folder of 'Keepsakes' I found a message Nigel sent me, 31 March 2010. Attached was a morning moon shot taken where we lived back then, in the alpine tourist resort of Queenstown. I found I still like... Continue Reading →

Magnificent Mahonia

This Mahonia looked glorious when we visited Queens Park in Invercargill, Southland on Wed 11 May. I don't remember noticing before that yellow flowers and blue berries appear in same bunches at the same time. I think individual flower stems must fall downward after pollination and then form berries ~just judging from what appeared to... Continue Reading →

Autumn Delivery

This Australian tree has the cutest, scented yellow flowers and produces a very neat package of seeds for autumn (judging by this pod which is the first I've seen). Another plant for which I've previously posted flower photos, then revisited on 07 May to see what became of them. This particular tree is just small... Continue Reading →

Handkerchief Tree, Autumn

Dove Tree, Chinese Dove Tree, Ghost Tree. Davidia involucrata. I initially found this tree in Dunedin Botanic Garden in the spring of 2020, 24 October to be exact. But Nigel and I were unaware of the autumn form of this fascinating tree. Just a couple of days ago on 07 May we were back in... Continue Reading →

Look At Me Now

Further to my recent post Only An Onion featuring photos taken 18 Jan, I've seen Allium pskemense again during a wander through the rock garden yesterday, at Dunedin Botanic Garden. It looks as elegant and stately as ever despite the inevitable changes that've accompanied our transition into autumn. New Zealand. ~looking at my photo and... Continue Reading →

Bannerman Park Red

We had a brief walk in Bannerman Park at Gore on 18 April and some of the red autumn foliage colours caught my eye. Here's a selection of four photos taken during that little visit. It looks like I've got two photos each from two different maples. Gore, Southland. New Zealand. Click on any photo... Continue Reading →

Freedom to Live

Vinca … Latin: vincire “to bind, fetter” ~from Wikipedia. Vinca‘s also called “periwinkle”, the blue flower colour is “periwinkle blue”. The origin “to bind, fetter” makes Vinca photos perfect for my share..

Coconut Ice

The pear tree blossom again, just over the fence from our shed. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. Coconut Ice: pear tree blossom tonight at sunset, tipped pink ~first two photos. White blossom pics are the same tree, but photographed 24 September. Click on any photo to enlarge. Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2021)

Bountiful Blossom

Spring blossom is a wonderful blessing, especially after the bareness of winter. Just as well I did my little photo trip up our street on Friday though; now it's set in rather wintry again! But I have my photos, and flowers in vases, so all is good. The first photo below is the church blossom... Continue Reading →

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