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Pretty hellebores

Sunday was wet and gloomy so I picked hellebores to photograph indoors. And what a wonderful subject for photography they are. All I did was collect one representative bloom from a number of plants. 578 more words

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Full o’ beans

The bean mountain started modestly enough. It was just the surplus from the summer crops that Mark didn’t want to waste a few years ago. Dried beans had not featured large in our diet. 911 more words

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Lachenalias part one: the early bloomers

Pity the early-blooming lachenalias for none of them are blue. And the blues and mauves are the sought after members of this plant family. But as winter draws to a close, it is the cheerful red, orange and yellow combinations that light up a grey day. 638 more words

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The silver fern

All New Zealanders know the silver fern, but usually as the logo or motif, not the real thing. Sure it is closely associated with our national rugby and netball teams, but how many realise it is a ponga? 242 more words

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The Magnolia and the Maunga (or Mountain)

August 9 at 5.00pm as the sun is going down.
August 10, just after midday.
August 12, at 9.45am.

Magnolia campbellii and Mount Taranaki, photographed from our garden. 58 more words

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All the reds

August belongs to the red magnolias here. They start flowering in July for us but peak this month with September leaning more to the pinks, whites and yellows. 756 more words

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Tui, kereru and korimako

It is the time of the year when I spend a great deal of time trying to get the perfect images of the scores of tui we have feeding in the Prunus campanulata. 568 more words

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