White Kakabeak

Our native Clianthus puniceus has red flowers and there's also a white form Clianthus puniceus albus. We found a lovely bush of the white form at Anderson Park, Invercargill on 17 October 2020. Southland, New Zealand. Click on any photo to enlarge. I've done past posts on Clianthus ... White Kakabeak at Larnach Castle Garden... Continue Reading →

Keeping It Light

Light and white. Mostly plant photos. The first three were taken in Dunedin Botanic Gardens, New Zealand, 09 October 2020. I didn't look for labels but noted what I believe they are. Click twice on any photo to fully enlarge Drimys winteri beside a path by the lower carpark. Second and third photos were taken... Continue Reading →

Nature’s Magic Tricks

Surprise tricks played on us by Nature who blasted us with freezing cold Antarctic wind when we were already a month into Spring. Our town is blanketed in thick white snow. Nigel took these photos at home (later in the morning than the ones I posted earlier). We've seen a lot of chopping and changing... Continue Reading →

More Spring Snow

Updated snow view from my front door, we're one month into "Spring" in New Zealand. Pics taken this morning. We're currently getting a mix of sun and snow showers by turn! Tapanui, West Otago. Click on any photo to enlarge Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2020)

Snow In Spring

And sure enough the snow arrived as forecast. We're a month into Spring and the snow has finally decided to show up haha! Tapanui this morning. All photos taken out my windows or doorway. There was no snow first thing. West Otago. New Zealand. Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2020)

First Day of Spring, Tapanui NZ

First day of Spring today 01 Sept and *this* is the view out my front door after a cold wet night. First significant snow we've had (it barely turned up all winter). Tapanui, West Otago. New Zealand

En route to Alexandra

Iconic Hawkdun Range in the far distance as we approach Alexandra, Central Otago, New Zealand. Winter in NZ. Spectacular! Taken by Nigel Sat 11 July 2020.

Pearly Gates

We found this attractive and fragrant shrub in the Dunedin Botanic Gardens when we were wandering around some paths at dusk. The plant is Osmanthus 'Pearly Gates'. I asked Nigel to take the first photo for me, composed so the 'Pearly Gates' flowers are set against the pearly sky. Dunedin, New Zealand 26 June. Click... Continue Reading →

The Rocking Horse

Alternative title:  The Baby in Red. Haiku poem about me as a 4 yr-old with my long black hair (I could sit on it when I was 4), wearing my beautiful rose-red dress (my 'good' dress), and having a ride on my rocking horse. The first stirrings of independence! The poem was inspired by this... Continue Reading →

It’s Nacho Business

White colchicums, photos taken from our walk up the road on Sunday afternoon. These were all outside of a property boundary fence (along with the dahlias from my recent posts). We're in lockdown so all current photos I post are from Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. Click on any photo to enlarge. This post isn't... Continue Reading →

Spec-tacular Giraffe

Very stressy yesterday afternoon, my driver's license had expired and I didn't know if they'd issue me a new one. The eye-test ... looking into the machine what I saw bore no relation to what I was supposed to see. This meant I had to visit an optometrist who was a complete stranger, on the... Continue Reading →

Eucryphia cordifolia

Common name: Ulmo. I recently showed you one of these blossom-laden trees. These photos were taken the same day and include the one already posted. The tree was an amazing sight at the peak of its bloom. Taken with my cellphone 24 Feb 2020. Eucryphia cordifolia is a rainforest tree from Chile and Argentina. It... Continue Reading →

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