Glistening Green

I was stunned to see this photo appear in my twitter feed recently, a Glistening-Green Tanager in the rain photographed in Ecuador Cloud Forest. I don't recall seeing photos of this bird before and I was amazed by the vibrant green plumage ~and it looks so beautiful sitting on the mossy branch in the rain!... Continue Reading →

Butter and Egg Rd

After leaving Macraes, we drove along Macraes Road toward Middlemarch and along the way we passed this side road. I glanced at the sign and realised we'd found an old friend .. Butter and Egg Road. Nigel had photographed this same spot when we were in the area in 2009! 🙂 Click on either photo... Continue Reading →

Macraes

After leaving Stanleys Hotel at Macraes we headed out of the village in the direction of Middlemarch, the next leg of our homeward journey. The weather had worsened and it was steady light rain. Nigel leaned out of the car to get these photos for me as I was entranced by the old cart parked... Continue Reading →

Ocean View

Here's the beach where we found the island ~as per yesterday's post. Lovely long white sand beach, waves, wildlife (an oystercatcher) and a beach island! Ocean View, Dunedin, New Zealand. Click on any photo to enlarge. From the carpark, on my way down to the beach with Nigel waiting. View to the left after getting... Continue Reading →

Awesome Wonder

My title is a nod to the famous hymn How Great Thou Art and finding this little scene at Dunedin Botanic Garden (New Zealand) filled me with awesome wonder and my soul did sing! This wonderful tree cultivar has its share of fame in gardening circles too, Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy'. This is also my... Continue Reading →

Anemones

Thinking about anemones, which to me back in the day, were always the funny little things that you find in rock pools at the beach. These strange oddities have a ring of tentacles and if you feed them, as we used to do, with a morsel extracted from a 'cats eye' rock snail, the tentacles... Continue Reading →

A Show of Sprinklers

Today we had to go to Roxburgh and we returned via Millers Flat and Ettrick. On the road between these we came across a green field with a whole army of sprinklers putting on a great show! I'll add that this is an unusual watering method for a grassy field but it must've once been... Continue Reading →

Brighton Beach

This beach is on the south coast, not far south of Dunedin. There's a settlement at Brighton, a dairy, and a motor camp by the river. These photos were taken on our Wedding Anniversary 07 December. I included one photo from this beach in that post (our shadows on the sand). New Zealand. Click on... Continue Reading →

Swirling Seaweed

Kelp swirling in the tide at a beach just south of Brighton, Dunedin, New Zealand.Photos taken yesterday afternoon, by Nigel. Click on any photo to enlarge. Text by Liz, photos by Nigel; Exploring Colour (2020)

Plants Really Work

Today I've been helping Nigel put together a blog-post about how plants are really useful for stormwater mitigation in the landscape when they're designed in right from the start of a project. My husband Nigel is a New Zealand landscape architect. A few days ago he'd told me about a person who'd said, “You mean,... Continue Reading →

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