Joseph’s Coat

We had a wonderful autumn season and I did several walks up our street on fine days to take photos of beautiful foliage. These are from a walk on 06 May. My title refers to the biblical 'coat of many colours' that Jacob bestowed on his favourite son Joseph. The range of colours displayed in... Continue Reading →

It Only Takes One

Got your attention? This is one of my favourite roses at Dunedin Botanic Garden; name is 'Wild Cat'. The flowers of 'Wild Cat' were looking stupendous when I visited on 10 April 2021, our autumn. New Zealand. Rose info: Floribunda, Dickson, UK pre 2009. Click on any of the images below to enlarge. Now I'd... Continue Reading →

Libertia Berries

I was amazed to find this profusion of glorious golden yellow Libertia berries in the native collection at Dunedin Botanic Garden on 29 April 2021 (autumn in New Zealand). I'd say these are Libertia ixioides. Click on any photo to enlarge. Beautiful native lancewood tree in among the berries. Two lancewoods that look like they're... Continue Reading →

Kniphofia

The last kniphofias that I saw in autumn. I thought all of them had well-and-truly gone when I stumbled across these sheltered by a tree at Dunedin Botanic Garden. They are sometimes called red hot pokers or torch lilies. Photos taken by me on 19 May 2021. New Zealand. Torch triumphant. Another, thwarted ... The... Continue Reading →

Fried Egg

A bit of fun today, in response to blog-friend Mike Powell whose posts are full of facts, fun and fabulous fotos! This morning on Facebook I found he'd posted a photo showing the yellow-centre detail of a daisy and he said: "Yesterday morning I spotted this tiny green metallic sweat bee on a Shasta daisy... Continue Reading →

Ginkgo biloba

Beautiful Ginkgo biloba tree, stunning in the autumn season. This one's near the duck pond at Dunedin Botanic Garden, photographed on two different recent visits. ~aka ginkgo, gingko or maidenhair tree. ~ first two photos taken 20 May.~ second two photos taken 12 May. Click on any photo to enlarge. Text and photos by Liz;... Continue Reading →

Aging Gracefully

On my local walk 29 March when I took many photos, I caught the colours and textures of this weathered fire hydrant marker-post on the shaded side of a road at the outer edge of town. It's a concrete post painted yellow but nature's been very busy adding lots of extra interest! Nearby I found... Continue Reading →

Lemon and Lime

Lovely foliage in citrus colours from further up our street in Tapanui. We were driving back into town from a trip to Roxburgh on 17 April and these colours were so beautiful I asked Nigel to drop me off so I could catch some pre-sunset colour. I took these and a bunch of shots of... Continue Reading →

Wild Highway

A quick 'extra' post. I was prompted to do this when I saw a comment conversation between two blogger friends. They were discussing how plants will grow even in the most unlikely places given half a chance (my paraphrase of what they said). Cracks, straight out of a rock, tree growing on tree, etc. So... Continue Reading →

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