Thursday, October 31, 2013

South Pacific - New Zealand

When one picture just won't do - here are two of a Bromeiacae Fascicilaria bicolor.


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

South Pacific - New Zealand

The Wellington Botanic Garden is classified as a Garden of National Significance by the Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture and is an Historic Places Trust Heritage Area.
In 1844, the New Zealand Company set aside a 5.26ha strip of land for a botanic garden reserve. At that time the land was covered in dense podocarp forest including rimu, totara and matai.
The Garden was established in 1868 and managed by the New Zealand Institute. Trees growing today on Druid Hill and Magpie Spur grew from seedlings planted at this time, and are some of the oldest exotic trees in New Zealand. In the 1870s the fledgling garden was boosted with a further 21.85ha of reserve. Wellington City Council has managed the Botanic Garden since 1891. Now on to the good stuff! Here is a Proteacae - Banksia 'Lemon Delicious'.

Monday, October 28, 2013

South Pacific - New Zealand

So, yes I am back, from my latest trip. Yes, I am seriously backlogged - Life is good! Wellington was next on my stops through the South Pacific. It is the beautiful capital of New Zealand. We rode the 100 year old Wellington Cable Car up to the Wellington Botanic Garden. Before we explored the garden we visited the Carter Observatory where I shot this picture.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

South Pacific - New Zealand

So it was time to weigh anchor and leave the beautiful city of Akaroa. This picture will hold you for awhile as I am off once again to explore the world. Enjoy everyday - I do!