Happy New Year! ~2022~ In a few hours, and here's some native mistletoe flowers.
Wonderful Monkey Puzzle Tree in Tapanui endowed by nature at this time of year with 'baubles', on a private property not far from us and near their boundary fence. The 4th pic is my last photo of a Tapanui property lit up for Christmas. All these photos were taken Christmas Day/Night. West Otago, New Zealand.... Continue Reading →
Reach For The Sky
I had this photo from a cafe/bar garden in Clyde, Central Otago and nearly chucked it out as it was so flat (2nd photo). Something stopped me though, I liked the rose stems reaching out to claim space and also the way they relate with the blue sky and cloud behind them. After adjusting for... Continue Reading →
Crown ferns and new growth, looking a little ghostly Christmas morning, sunshine yet to filter through. Black Gully Reserve, Tapanui, West Otago. New Zealand.
I found myself with a few local 'white' Christmas photos after a wander around town. These were all taken on Boxing Day except for the white ducks and the pigeons - I took those on Christmas Day. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand.
During a local walk on Christmas Day we noticed this deer in a front yard done up with lights, and I took a daylight photo. In the evening we returned and photographed the lovely display. The property is a standard small-town house and yard yet the occupants have made it super special by night! Tapanui,... Continue Reading →
Green Leaves, Blue Sky
Lying on my back on a grassy slope, and looking up and behind, I spied these fresh green leaves against a perfect cloudless blue sky. Boxing Day morning was one to remember, a perfect summer morning. Photos taken at Black Gully Domain, Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. The next photo is a small crop from... Continue Reading →
Tapanui Christmas Lights
Residential Christmas lights in Tapanui tonight. 2 x properties, 2 pics each. 25 Dec. New Zealand.
Dogs With Bells On
Some of them. Yesterday I kidded Nigel to take me to Roxburgh to look for decorated houses.. saw none! But on a small rural property not far away we came across these dogs all dressed up in Christmas costume, hurray! The 'reindeer' had bells on the antlers so the energetic little dog jingled all the... Continue Reading →
Bright colour for this Christmas Eve evening; I took the photo at Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand on 22 December. Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas 2021!
Merry Christmas to all! Southland farm, New Zealand.
Rose ‘Eye Paint’
Dunedin Botanic Garden ~rose garden. New Zealand 21 Dec. Floribunda, McGredy NZ 1969.