I see… White

It's a long time since I've put together a colour post - my admiration for recent white posts by others has motivated me to do another. First up is Ted Jennings from South Carolina, USA because it was his fabulous photo of a Great Egret arriving back at its nest that wow-ed me and made... Continue Reading →

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Magnolia in Summer

Wandering through Gore Gardens on 25 January 2019, I noticed a magnolia flower. Looking more closely I observed three different flower phases in the part of the tree near to me. I was intrigued.. Scientific name:   Magnolia grandiflora 'Majestic Beauty' Common name:  'Majestic Beauty' Southern Magnolia Native to North America Cellphone photos, enlarged through cropping... Continue Reading →

Beauty in Pink and White

Final post of pink and white achillea flowers growing in the roadside verge beside Waimea Highway, the route that heads west out of Gore. Southland, New Zealand. Taken by Nigel and Liz using Nigel's cellphone, 20 March 2019 Pink and White Achillea (Yarrow) Nigel took the first two photos, the second version with bokeh effect... Continue Reading →

Presbyterian Wind Vane

This is the wind vane that I spotted when looking out my hotel window in Oamaru on 21 January 2019. Later when exploring around the streets we came across the vane, sitting on top of the very fine "St. Paul's" Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand. Nigel had his Olympus Digital Camera to hand and... Continue Reading →

Oamaru Thistle Sign

While walking down an Oamaru street we noticed an attractive "thistle" sign above an office building. I was interested in what the shadow would be like and asked Nigel if he would please photograph it in addition to me because he had his Olympus Digital camera and would capture more detail at a distance than... Continue Reading →

Native White

We were exploring around the Dunedin Botanic Garden native area on 17 January 2019. This is a fabulous place to go if you want to easily access a whole range of native plants, some of which only naturally grow much further north. Many plants are clearly labelled with their names. Dunedin Botanic Garden, Otago, New... Continue Reading →

Heart of Gold

These striking lilies were blooming in the Gore Public Gardens when we wandered through on the evening of 20 Dec 2018. The white flowers, with golden centres like melted butter, were very eye-catching. Nigel took these lovely photos and I've cropped them for maximum effect. The first photo can be enlarged - please click on... Continue Reading →

Birches and Band Rotunda

As you walk along the big main path that cuts through Queens Park in Invercargill you come across the band rotunda, a focal point of the Gardens. More recently, birches have been planted here and are notable for their extremely white trunks. Queens Park, Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand. Liz 01 Dec 2018 Text and photos... Continue Reading →

Thyme and Thyme Again

Pink and white thyme next to each other. Wild thyme in the Cromwell Gorge, Central Otago, New Zealand. There are carpets of thyme in spring, most in shades of pink. Taken by Liz 27 Oct 2018

Arrowtown Delight

Arrowtown is a beautiful old town that dates back to the goldmining days.. so many of these locations in Otago came to life in the days of the goldrush in the 1860s. Arrowtown is near to the resort of Queenstown and is famous for its gold mining history, historic buildings, and fabulous autumn colours. Nevertheless,... Continue Reading →

Queenstown Cream

All of these photos were taken by me in Queenstown Gardens on 27 Oct 2018. Most are selected for this post due to their cream or lemon colours - I seemed to have a bunch of photos that fitted this description. There are also many brightly coloured flowers in the gardens but those photos are... Continue Reading →

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