Hamilton (NZ) Enclosed Gardens.


The Chinese Scholar’s Garden.

Today I have a flower…

…which I can name.

I really was not expecting to see so many,

or any, rhododendrons in New Zealand.

Then again visits to gardens were not

on the agenda when we left home.

And that is the beauty of not being

part of a tour group.



Hamilton Enclosed Gardens,

New Zealand





Due to my shocking colour sense I am not

going to focus on colour wheels rather on how well 

the earthy tones of some of South Africa’s

flora and fauna harmonise.

I may be stretching the definition of harmonising

however I was surprised at how

such large (and small) animals

could ‘lose’ themselves in this environment. 

For the record there is

three giraffes here.

Our first and only pride of lions. 

The pride which camps on the road

until tourists hear about them.

If you were thinking of capturing the lioness

in the foreground you would also need

to contend with four others in this shot

and the male sitting on the

other side of the road.

From the large to the small.

I am calling this a Quail of sorts.

Goggle was unhelpful.

Fairly well camouflaged to my eyes.

A better image also from

South Africa’s

Kruger National Park.


Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:  Harmony

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:  Harmony

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:  Harmony

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina: Harmony




Hamilton (NZ) Enclosed Gardens.


The Chinese Scholar’s Garden.

Again not many flowers.

And those I could find, are again, nameless



Hamilton Enclosed Gardens,

New Zealand