Gore Xmas Houses

Here's a couple of houses decorated for Christmas in Gore, Southland, New Zealand from a late night drive around that Nigel and I did on Friday 21 December. We were pleasantly surprised by the number of residents willing to put in the effort to decorate! As I hit the publish button its getting very close... Continue Reading →

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Alstroemeria flowers brightly blooming even though the stem has collapsed to the lawn. Photo taken by Nigel this morning in our garden. Gore New Zealand

Summer Flowers

Here's some photos that we've taken of the flowers currently blooming in the garden of the property that we rent in Gore, Southland, New Zealand. Nigel took this photo a few hours ago from the bedroom above the garage. He's recently pruned the camellia balls back into spheres after their spring-flowering and subsequent growth. Its... Continue Reading →

Christmas Moon

Last night we sallied out into the town to see what Gore has to offer in the way of decorated houses at Christmas, assisted by a small article in the local paper that mentioned four or five places. We found them all and more, and were impressed with the efforts that some people go to... Continue Reading →

Splendid Scooter

Approaching Gore Public Gardens yesterday on my way home I found this scooter parked near the gardens. I was captivated by its decorations, a scooter all decked out for Christmas. What a delight! Bow, baubles, tinsel and Christmas Tree. Gore, Southland, New Zealand. Taken by Liz 20 Dec 2018 MERRY CHRISTMAS AND BEST WISHES FOR... Continue Reading →

Heart of Gold

These striking lilies were blooming in the Gore Public Gardens when we wandered through on the evening of 20 Dec 2018. The white flowers, with golden centres like melted butter, were very eye-catching. Nigel took these lovely photos and I've cropped them for maximum effect. The first photo can be enlarged - please click on... Continue Reading →

Plough Wind Vane

We were leaving Tapanui last night when we drove past a particular property and I spotted a wind vane! I haven't seen any for a while so it was exciting to find this one. In addition to the plough wind vane there was a plough on the garage roof and a novelty letterbox that looked... Continue Reading →

Blowing in the Wind. Country drive near Waikaia 20 Oct 2018. Spreading lime. I like the way Nigel caught the road ahead and the road behind, and the nice clouds. Southland, New Zealand

Switzers Church

Switzers is the location of the old gold town that preceded Waikaia and its about 3km from the Waikaia village. You turn off onto a gravel driveway that goes up a hill, and around the bend this lovely little church is revealed. Switzers dates back to the gold mining days of the 1860s. Photos taken... Continue Reading →

Perching Orchid

When we were in Queens Park in Invercargill on 28 November, Nigel spotted this orchid perched in a tree on the main path. He took some photos as we both thought it looked attractive perched in the mature tree. I assume its one of our native orchids - we've seen plants just like this perched... Continue Reading →

Oat Toasting Ovens

I really like the old porridge factory in Gore and on 22 October I wanted a photo featuring the Oat Toasting Ovens side. Nigel and I were both there so we took photos and I also took a photo of the flowers in an island bed of the nearby road intersection with Gore's main street... Continue Reading →

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