Some photos I've taken this week, selected because I associate them with Christmas in some way. First two taken this morning at Gore Gardens.. white bell flowers and tiny pink blurs of Heuchera flowers. Then Cotinus or smokebush partly catching the light. And then (taken 22 Dec) native mistletoe, and astelia berries, Black Gully near... Continue Reading →
Wedding anniversary today! So we did a long drive into Central Otago ~ but I took this photo 24 November. Deep red rosebud ready to open, red mature rose blurred behind the bud, scattered soft-focus white roses in background (they're tinged palest pink in the centre). Alexandra public gardens, Central Otago, New Zealand.
Roadside orchard at Earnscleugh, Central Otago, New Zealand ~29 Oct 2022. In the pre-storm light all the dandelion seedheads really shone!
This beautiful paeony put on a generous party, popular with the bees, and they were happily flying in for the feast. On our way to our mini-holiday in Cromwell we called into Alexandra gardens and found paeonies had begun to flower.. that made me happy! I have a few more paeony photos to share from... Continue Reading →
I thought you may enjoy these WHITE tulips! ~note the beautiful lemony multi-petal beauties in the 2nd photo, they're lovely and fluffy-looking, making me think of meringue 😀 Edendale area, Southland, New Zealand 22 October.
Big Colour.. fields of Tulips. Spring in Southland, New Zealand. Seaward Downs near Edendale. 22 October.
We were driving around the Edendale area looking for tulip fields and hit a bonanza when we saw there was colour up this gravel road. The bands of colour went on and on! It was simply amazing. Multiple huge fields, all planted in tulips. Southland, New Zealand. 22 October.
End-of-day spring blossom at Roxburgh, Central Otago 22 October. Sun disappeared as I was taking photos. Yellow laburnum, wispy pink tamarisk, mauve wisteria, white dogwood. And the wisteria was strongly scented! New Zealand
Historic daffodils on the hillside at the historic Black Horse Brewery site out in the countryside at Weatherstons, a short drive from the town of Lawrence in the Clutha District. New Zealand. Here's a couple of paragraphs about the daffodils from a 2017 Stuff article. "The daffodils were first planted by Ben Hart senior in 1895, from... Continue Reading →
Spring things, taken while wandering Commissioners Track, East Roxburgh. Yesterday 09 Oct, except 1st pic was 25 Sept. 1st/2nd pics are both plum tree (I think), 3rd pic is scarlet pimpernel, and 4th pic is a dandelion. Central Otago, New Zealand. Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2022)
Pear blossom at our place in Tapanui, West Otago. First two pics taken Sunday 02 Oct, afternoon and sunset. That was a lovely Spring day. Snowy pic taken this morning, 05 October. We had a pretty heavy snow shower this morning and the street landscape is looking like a christmas card scene. New Zealand. Text... Continue Reading →