Monday, March 30, 2015
Entoloma hochstetteri is a species of mushroom found in New Zealand and India.
The small mushroom is a distinctive all-blue colour, while the gills have a slight reddish tint
from the spores. The blue coloring of the fruit body is due to three azulene pigments.
Whether Entoloma hochstetteri is poisonous or not is unknown. ~ Bernard
Sunday, March 29, 2015
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015
The Superb Parrot (Polytelis swainsonii), also known as Barraband's Parrot,
Barraband's Parakeet, or Green Leek Parrot, is a parrot native to south-eastern Australia.
It is a monomorphic species and one of three species in the genus Polytelis.
The Superb Parrot is mostly bright green with darker flight feathers
and is about 40 cm (16 in) long with a long pointed tail.
Adult males have continuous yellow foreheads and throats,
with a red horizontal band across the border of the throat. ~ Bernard
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
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Monday, March 16, 2015
Dunedin architect Louis Salmond designed these homes,
built for draper Daniel Haynes in 1901.
One of Dunedin's three cable-car lines ran up Stuart Street. ~ Bernard
Sunday, March 15, 2015
Dunedin's authentic Chinese Garden is located in the heart of the city.
The Dunedin Chinese Garden uses authentic Chinese materials crafted
by a team of artisans/craftsmen from Dunedin's sister city of Shanghai.
In addition to the hand-made wooden buildings, the Garden features
hand-made tiles, bricks and lattice-work and hand-finished granite
paving stones. The result is a stunning, authentic garden. ~ Bernard
Saturday, March 14, 2015
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Wednesday, March 11, 2015
This building perhaps embodies Dunedin's wealthy inheritance.
During the city's most prosperous years this railway station was the country's busiest,
handling up to 100 trains each day.
Though there have been many debates about whether the building is actually beautiful or not,
the overall effect is undeniably grandiose and the station is New Zealand’s most photographed building.
Construction began in 1903 and the station was officially opened in 1906. ~ Bernard
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Hill country pastures in New Zealand are either dominated by browntop grass
or have a high proportion present. It is easy to see how it got its name – from a distance
the seed heads appear to form an almost-continuous brown cover. ~ Bernard
Monday, March 9, 2015
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Friday, March 6, 2015
Dahlias are considered one of the most spectacular garden flowers.
There is a great variety of form in dahlias,
from the showy dinner-plate size to the bright, little single ones.
Dahlias are natives of the mountainous regions of Mexico and,
although they grow in a warm country, they are actually temperate plants requiring cooler conditions.
There are 30 species and 20,000 cultivars of Dahlias.
Thursday, March 5, 2015
The Cairns Golf is designed to be a fun golf course, with strategy being a key objective whilst taking
in some stunning views of both the McKenzie Basin and the Tekapo area.
The 9 hole course invites the player to “go for the green”,
but the penalty for failure may be severe. There is always a “bail out “ option .
You don’t have to go for the dramatic shot and playing conditions
on the day may be a key factor in the decision. ~ Bernard
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Sunday, March 1, 2015
Dahlia ‘Margaret Haggo’ (Dahlia). This genus has upright and bushy, early summer
and early autumn flowering, tuberous, deciduous annuals and perennials.
They bear pinnatifid or pinnatisect, mid green leaves and disc-shaped flowers. ~ Bernard