Berry Bright

From yesterday's local walk along the highway, Pyracantha berries, a dazzling show of colour. Autumn in New Zealand. Tapanui, West Otago.

Trooping the Colour

We're nearly at the end of the first month of autumn in New Zealand. This troop of red hot pokers are by a highway near home and I don't see them very often. From a walk yesterday when we braved the traffic. Easter in the southern hemisphere where things are dying rather than rising! Tapanui,... Continue Reading →

Wild Thing

Evil snarling beast with wicked teeth.. "HOONIGAN" showed up as we were crossing the carpark. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand.

Blurring The Boundary

Bright yellow flowers break through the boundary of this property in Tapanui that has a silver fence facing the footpath. We often walk by here. The first photo was taken at a very bright time of day earlier in March and when the plant was at its best. The second and third photos were taken... Continue Reading →

A Cover Like No Other

It was love at first sight when I saw the gorgeous cover of Kay's fourth book of poems; my favourite book cover ever. The beautiful face, soulful eyes and bright colours radiate pure joy and wonder that go straight to my heart, satisfying my deepest longings for colour. ~ Upturned, poems by New Zealand writer... Continue Reading →

A Show of Sprinklers

Today we had to go to Roxburgh and we returned via Millers Flat and Ettrick. On the road between these we came across a green field with a whole army of sprinklers putting on a great show! I'll add that this is an unusual watering method for a grassy field but it must've once been... Continue Reading →

Upturned Turns Up

Upturned turns up, bright and colourful as ever. My much loved, signed copy, with me at illys Cafe in Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. This Sunday I'll share the story of the beautiful cover! Poems by Dunedin writer and poet, Kay McKenzie Cooke. Published by The Cuba Press. New Zealand. About the book. And... Kay... Continue Reading →

Beaut Bloom

Gorgeous flower I photographed with my cellphone in the tropical collection of the Winter Garden glasshouse, Dunedin Botanic Garden last year, 25 June 2020 (winter in New Zealand). My main photo is the second one but the first gives context and makes a better header image. Click on either image to enlarge. Extraordinary flower, worth... Continue Reading →

Lost Freedoms

These photos hark back to 03 April 2020 when New Zealand residents had recently been required to abide by Level 4 Lockdown restrictions for Covid-19 (Level 4 had been in force since 25 March 2020). Entry for 25 March 2020 at the History of the COVID-19 Alert System page: At 11:59pm, New Zealand moves to... Continue Reading →

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