After leaving Macraes, we drove along Macraes Road toward Middlemarch and along the way we passed this side road. I glanced at the sign and realised we'd found an old friend .. Butter and Egg Road. Nigel had photographed this same spot when we were in the area in 2009! 🙂 Click on either photo... Continue Reading →
After leaving Stanleys Hotel at Macraes we headed out of the village in the direction of Middlemarch, the next leg of our homeward journey. The weather had worsened and it was steady light rain. Nigel leaned out of the car to get these photos for me as I was entranced by the old cart parked... Continue Reading →
I Will Crow
Stanleys Hotel “Since 1882”, Macraes. Waitaki, New Zealand.Motto: While I Live I Crow. ~ a few more pics from our visit, continuing Stanleys Hotel. Click on any photo to enlarge. The rooster on the mantelpiece. Those tusks! Nigel got this pic of the trailer a couple days prior to our visit. Text by Liz, photos... Continue Reading →
Cosy coffee stop on our homeward journey yesterday from Palmerston, East Otago. Stanleys Hotel, Macraes. New Zealand. "Since 1882". The warmth of the fire much appreciated on what was a grey, cold, rainy day. This is a remote old gold mining area, now a major modern gold mining area. Thanks to Nigel for taking these... Continue Reading →
Historic bridge at Dunback
Bowker's Bridge, built 1869. Last of the original arched stone bridges still visible on the old coach road to Central Otago. New Zealand.
RED! Red foliage and flowers taken on an early April visit, autumn in NZ, to Maple Glen garden in Southland, New Zealand. In the morning it'd been pouring with rain. The photos were taken when we returned in the afternoon - with rain still threatening to pour again. Also genuinely flagging .. that I have... Continue Reading →
Particularly nasty and tenacious native vine that literally hangs around in our bush waiting to catch hold of the unwary walker. Rubus species (blackberry relative). The first four photos are from a walk we did in Black Gully Reserve near Tapanui on Sunday afternoon (23 May). West Otago, New Zealand. Click on any photo to... Continue Reading →
From 19 May, rosehips from Dunedin Botanic Garden; they're another joy of autumn! New Zealand. The first and last photos are of a hybrid musk bred by Pemberton, 'Kathleen' UK 1922. A NZer on twitter today wrote 'friendhips' instead of 'friendships' and now I can't help thinking of rosehips as 'friendhips' 🙂 Click on any... Continue Reading →
A chirpy chatterer accompanied us for much of our walk today. Fantails tend to hang around when you're walking, hoping to grab insects from the disturbed leaf litter. I was keen to get shots of the tail fanned-out wide because some of you were interested in this and I didn't get such a shot for... Continue Reading →
Black Gully Reserve, late afternoon after walk. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand.
Beautiful Ginkgo biloba tree, stunning in the autumn season. This one's near the duck pond at Dunedin Botanic Garden, photographed on two different recent visits. ~aka ginkgo, gingko or maidenhair tree. ~ first two photos taken 20 May.~ second two photos taken 12 May. Click on any photo to enlarge. Text and photos by Liz;... Continue Reading →
Mahonia In Flower
Mahonia in flower by the duck pond, 28 April. Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand.