Spring is scarlet in Te Whanganui-a-Tara (Wellington)

In Ōtautahi (Christchurch, Aotearoa), spring explodes with pink blossom, yellow daffodils and blue bluebells. But in Te Whanganui-a-Tara (Wellington), the dominant colour in late October is scarlet. On the deck of my apartment a big white pot holds a slightly stressed specimen of one of Aotearoa’s plant wonders. It’s known as The Poor Knights Lily, […]

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Messages in code drawn by aliens with pohutukawa stamens

Mystic photographs taken on the slopes of Mt Victoria, Wellington, New Zealand a few days ago. What wonders we walk past and walk over every day. There’s a logical explanation for these mysterious shapes. Rain running downhill sweeps fallen pohutukawa stamens into clumps that cling to bumps and curves on the surface of the footpath. […]

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