St Patrick’s Basilica

Photo selection from a visit on Christmas Day 2019 to a beautiful Catholic basilica in South Dunedin, two outside pics and two from inside. Redeveloped in the 2000s and officially re-opened 19 June 2016. I took several photos of stained glass windows although just one is shown below. They were made by the Munich firm... Continue Reading →

Christmas Lily

Fossicking among old photos I found this lily pic from 24 Dec 2019, taken with my old and basic cellphone in Dunedin Botanic Garden. I still love the flower! A search online reveals this flower has a variety of common names but in New Zealand it's known as the Christmas lily. Lilium regale. Other names... Continue Reading →

Big Daisies

Found these big daisy flowers in the white-colour-bed at Dunedin Botanic Garden on 07 May. I love daisy flowers! I'd just seen a beautiful white magnolia flower photo by Ellen Jennings and then I opened a folder and saw my white daisies ~so that decided what I'd post this evening 🙂 Dunedin, New Zealand. Text... Continue Reading →

Great Looking

Amazon Lily, Eucharis grandiflora. Gorgeous! And fragrant. In the conservatory at Queens Park, Invercargill, Southland. Yesterday, 11 May. New Zealand. The pots were on the wet floor and the flowers droop down so I had to get a knee on the floor to be low enough to take the first photo with a view into... Continue Reading →

Oakleaf Hydrangea

I've known ordinary hydrangeas since I was a child but oakleaf hydrangeas were unknown to me till a few years ago. I love them! We found this one in a pocket park near the railway line in Gore on 30 April. In the second pic you can also see the plant, beyond Nigel. Gore, Southland,... Continue Reading →

Geranium ‘Rozanne’

My favourite geranium flower, Rozanne, is so beautiful! To date she's never inhabited a garden of mine but I've admired her at garden centres. This afternoon I was delighted to find her beautiful blooms adorning a traffic island in Gore.. I was able to photograph them from the pedestrian crossing. Gore, Southland, New Zealand. ~Auckland... Continue Reading →

Fading Away, Fabulously

When we popped in to Bannerman Park on 18 April we had a look in the area of the hosta collection and I was delighted by the lovely colours displayed by some plants as their foliage fades away in this current autumn season. Way to go! Gore, Southland, New Zealand. Click on any photo to... Continue Reading →

White Sorbus Berries

Last night in Gore, Nigel spotted these spectacular white berries glowing in the darkening dusk. I've looked online and I'm pretty certain they're Sorbus glabriuscula aka S. glabrescens aka S. hupehensis (white-fruited form). Southland, New Zealand. Common names: Chinese Rowan or White-fruited Rowan Origin: China ~ Note: the colourful foliage is from a neighbouring plant.... Continue Reading →

Easter Meditation

This is a meditation for Easter that I've put together using four photos and words beginning with the letter 'L'. The first two photos are mine, the third arrived in my twitter feed yesterday, the last was in Ann Mackay's blogpost last Sunday NZ-time. Photos by others are used here with their permission. Click on... Continue Reading →

A Few Flowers

I shared these flower photos on Twitter yesterday ~ a few shots from Dunedin Botanic Garden's herbaceous border that I took yesterday with my cellphone.. a diversion as I wandered back to the motel after walking with Nigel to his dental appointment. I didn't have my camera with me so it was a chance to... Continue Reading →

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