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 →

Golden Needles

While preparing this photo-post of a local golden pine, I searched online for "golden needles". Turns out there's a tea called 'Golden Needle' and even 'Golden Eyebrow'. Later, on twitter I found another tea named 'Golden Monkey', apparently it's delicious! For anyone interested, these teas are produced by Silk Road Teas. The golden pine tree... Continue Reading →

Blurring The Boundary

Bright yellow flowers break through the boundary of this property in Tapanui that has a silver fence facing the footpath. We often walk by here. The first photo was taken at a very bright time of day earlier in March and when the plant was at its best. The second and third photos were taken... Continue Reading →

Beaut Bloom

Gorgeous flower I photographed with my cellphone in the tropical collection of the Winter Garden glasshouse, Dunedin Botanic Garden last year, 25 June 2020 (winter in New Zealand). My main photo is the second one but the first gives context and makes a better header image. Click on either image to enlarge. Extraordinary flower, worth... Continue Reading →

Yellow Mystery

I noticed and liked this yellow-flowered plant at Gore Gardens on 25 February 2021. The flowers seem like Allium flowers but the ovary bulges didn't match with pictures of Allium flavum that I looked at - so I don't know what these are. Any ideas? Gore, Southland, New Zealand. Photo taken by Nigel. Text by... Continue Reading →

Wild and Weedy

These bright yellow flowers bloom along roadsides everywhere around here. Have been for weeks. This is by the Pomahaka River at Conical Hill, West Otago. New Zealand. I assume they're hieracium (hawkweed). Photos taken 19 Feb 2021. Click on any photo to enlarge. Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2021)

Monkey Musk

Can't help loving these yellow flowers even though they're a pest plant in New Zealand. The plant is called Monkey Musk. I took the photos yesterday when we were exploring a rough forestry road out in the country. River Rd, Conical Hill, West Otago. There is more information about the plant HERE. Click on any... Continue Reading →

Late Summer

These past-their-best late summer flowers still looked beautiful to me. I photographed them at Maple Glen Garden, Glenham, Southland. New Zealand on 31 January 2021.

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