Day 39

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 microphyllawhich 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. 🙂

Day 39 - 08/02/17 - Seed Pod - Galium aparine, with many common names including cleavers, clivers, goosegrass, catchweed, stickyweed, robin-run-the-hedge, sticky willy, sticky willow, stickyjack, stickeljack, and grip grass.

February 8th 2017 – Seed Pods -Galium aparine, with many common names including cleavers, clivers, goosegrass, catchweed, stickyweed, robin-run-the-hedge, sticky willy, sticky willow, stickyjack, stickeljack, and grip grass.

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Day 6

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.

Day 6 - 06/01/17 - Calla Lily

January 6th 2017 – Zantedeschia aethiopica – Calla Lily

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.

Lighthouse at Katiki Point, Moeraki Peninsula, New Zealand.

Lighthouse at Katiki Point, Moeraki Peninsula, New Zealand.

Including,

  • A few images of Hoiho or Yellow-eyed Penguins, out in Katiki Point, Moeraki Peninsula.
Hoiho or Yellow-eyed Penguin (Megadyptes antipodes). Katiki Point, Moeraki Peninsula, New Zealand.

Hoiho or Yellow-eyed Penguin (Megadyptes antipodes). Katiki Point, Moeraki Peninsula, New Zealand.

  • Some beautiful lilies.
Lily.

Lily.

  • Gorgeous Kahukowhai or Yellow Admiral butterflies.
Kahukowhai or Yellow Admiral butterflies (Vanessa itea).

Kahukowhai or Yellow Admiral butterflies (Vanessa itea).

  • And saw some stunning scenery in Oamaru, New Zealand.
Oamaru, New Zealand.

Oamaru, New Zealand.

I have added a new page with the remaining photographs. Click here to view. 🙂