I visited the gardens in November 2008 when the azaleas and rhododendrons were in full bloom and will keep those photos until November comes round again. My previous home was full of azaleas but I was not able to do so well with rhodos - probably not cool enough.
I was resting after my walk when the phone rang just after 4pm. The car salesman was ringing to say my car which had not been expected until Monday afternoon at the earliest was ready for collection. I rushed to the bank which closes at 4.30 to obtain a bank cheque, driving the car they had loaned me mainly for the weekend and which I had only so far driven 3km through the city traffic.
Then I had to drive my brand new car with 16km on the clock back through the traffic to the hotel. This afternoon I have taken it about 70 km to a beach (Warrington Beach) area of north of the city.
And photographed the new beast.
I returned over the hills which look down on the Otago Harbour.