Couldn’t sleep so I thought I would go through some old photos. These were taken when I went to Auckland Domain Wintergardens in September 2017 with my family. 🙂
One of the dogs came into work today covered in these balls which I always thought were called biddy bids but apparently the plant is known as cleavers, clivers, goosegrass, catchweed, stickyweed, robin-run-the-hedge, sticky willy, sticky willow, stickyjack, stickeljack, and grip grass, but these tiny balls are seed pods. Biddy bid is actually the European name for the Piripiri plant (The Māori name for Acaena microphylla, which also has seed pods that stick to fur and clothing) or so the internet would tell me. Anyway, I collected a few so I could photograph them. 🙂
I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend. 🙂 x
Six days into 2017 and off to a good start here. Weather has been a bit wet and windy but everything is still looking beautiful.
I tried to capture this stunning Calla Lily in mid bloom today. The wind wasn’t helping at all, nor the lack of sun but I am happy with the outcome.
I hope 2017 has been kind to you so far. 🙂 x
Thanks to Waitangi Day, I was able to go travelling and took many photographs and had a great time.
- A few images of Hoiho or Yellow-eyed Penguins, out in Katiki Point, Moeraki Peninsula.
- Some beautiful lilies.
- Gorgeous Kahukowhai or Yellow Admiral butterflies.
- And saw some stunning scenery in Oamaru, New Zealand.
I have added a new page with the remaining photographs. Click here to view. 🙂