In this episode, Jessica Shepherd takes you through the soundscapes of Wellington, Moana and Auckland in New Zealand. This recording documents the second half of Jess' Australasian tour for Blue Flower.
The New Zealand trip began with Jess finding one of the last flowering Chatham Forget Me Not's in Otari Botanical Garden, Wellington with botanical painter Sue Wickison and ended with her finding an open blue Sun Orchid in Auckland Cemetery with illustrator Sandra Morris and botanist Ewen Cameron. In between these blue flower book ends, Jess flew to Christchurch where she was met with Elizabeth Yuill Proctor who took her to Hanmer Springs, Moana and Hokitika, after which she flew on to Auckland where she spent a few days with illustrator Lesley Alexander.
This recording documents the time she spent in the cemetery with Sandra and Ewen as they finally locate an open blue sun orchid during an afternoon in one of the largest cemeteries Jess had ever seen.