Pond Scene, Maple Glen Garden

Pond at Maple Glen Garden, Glenham, Southland, New Zealand. Taken by Nigel, 13 Oct 2019.

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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 →

Wild Colour

Fellow WP blogger Anita has a fabulous blog at:  Anita's Images ... Make Life Beautiful.  Anita lives in Malta where she finds many photographic opportunities. Her blog-posts include plenty of colour and always lift my spirits but as you'd expect some are MORE colourful than others. Today her post was an adventure in colour with... Continue Reading →

Magic in an Aviary

The aviary is part of Queens Park, Invercargill (Southland, New Zealand) but you feel like it's in a little world of its own. To enter you cross a bridge over water, creating distance from the rest of the gardens.. and inside there's magic if you want to find it. All photos by Nigel except the... Continue Reading →

Weeping Willow, Cheery Cherry

I'd thought for a while that it'd be neat to do a Sunday post of weeping willows, recalling Psalm 137:1 "By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept when we remembered Zion." Also, I can't look at weeping willows without thinking of the song "By the Rivers of Babylon" (Boney M). Can't be weepy... Continue Reading →

Oamaru Gardens, Early Spring

Oamaru Public Gardens, East Otago, New Zealand. Photos taken 05 September 2019 (the last photos from our visit to Oamaru). Early spring bulbs flowering by a woodland path. Nigel walking along the path. Bulbs were flowering all along the path. We walked as far as this blaze of yellow daffodils. Taken by Nigel. Click on... Continue Reading →

Secret Garden

This lovely fountain garden is within the Oamaru Public Gardens. It's not particularly secret, just a little bit tucked away and I nearly missed it.  Oamaru, East Otago, New Zealand. Photos taken by Liz, Thursday 05 Sept 2019. I took this photo after descending a series of stone steps. My first view of the secret... Continue Reading →

South of Brighton (New Zealand)

This afternoon we drove home from Dunedin via the south coast, rejoining the main highway at Waihola. Along the stretch between Brighton and Taieri Mouth I found a little pull-over area where we could park and enjoy the view. The beach stretches out for a long distance broken occasionally by a rocky reef. The sand... Continue Reading →

Colourful Fountain in Oamaru

We were in Oamaru on Thursday 05 September and had enjoyed an early evening stroll in the public gardens. Then we went on to  The Last Post pub/restaurant  for dinner where I was told the fountain in the gardens is a coloured fountain at night. We drove back to the gardens and sure enough the... Continue Reading →

River Medusa

River Medusa is a response to the Gore area -- Maruawai, Valley of Water. It pays tribute to the sustaining presence of the Mataura River and the many small streams that feed it. The work was conceived at a time when New Zealand was in the grips of an electricity crisis owing to the low... Continue Reading →

Beauty from The Emerald Isle

Stunning photos from Ireland, taken by Damien who's recently returned from a visit to his homeland. "The fog over Connemara and the fjords lingers all year around I think which adds to the sensation of 40 weathers in one day (a little rain, a little sun, a little sleet and a little shade) which also... Continue Reading →

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