When we drove to East Roxburgh on Sunday afternoon, 25 Sept, I was delighted when we drove past this glorious riot of colour along the road frontage of a private property. Few would be brave enough to layer great masses of yellow and pink blossom in the same planting but somebody's had the courage to... Continue Reading →
Bright Yellow Forsythia
Forsythia, East Roxburgh, Central Otago, New Zealand ~taken by Nigel 25 September.
Modest Cabbage Tree
Photos of the two of us having a wander yesterday, and a very cool-looking 'clothed' native cabbage tree, found when exploring alongside Commissioners Track, Roxburgh East in Central Otago. New Zealand. The lower section of the track has extensive blocks where native trees and shrubs have been planted, some parts quite intensively, and others scattered.... Continue Reading →
Huge rock by Commissioners Track, East Roxburgh. Yesterday. Central Otago, New Zealand.
Wild Thyme | Wild Thorns
Commissioners Track, East Roxburgh. Early thyme flowers, rose thorns. New Zealand
Sunday here in New Zealand so I'm posting my church and cherry blossom photos I took at sunset yesterday here in Tapanui, further along our street. West Otago, New Zealand.
Hart’s Black Horse Brewery closed in 1923 and little but ruins remain today but.. there's daffodils! Starting in 1895, the Hart family planted thousands of specially-imported daffodil bulbs. This afternoon we drove to Weatherstons near the rural town of Lawrence and spent an hour wandering around the property. Afterward we visited the wonderful corner dairy... Continue Reading →
This is a stellata type Magnolia in bloom at Gore Gardens on 18 September. Gore, Southland, New Zealand.
Suspension Bridge (1913)
Late trip today to Millers Flat, Central Otago in order to walk a short track to Horseshoe Bend Bridge, a suspension bridge across the Clutha/Mata-Au River, opened in 1913. I did a photo-post about the bridge with daylight shots at the end of 2019; the post has many photos as well as information about the... Continue Reading →
Crazy Pine Needles
As we were leaving Bannerman Park on Sunday afternoon I spotted these odd-looking bunches of pine needles and thought I'd try taking pics looking up at them from below. This is a large pine tree so it has lots of these bunched needles! Gore, Southland. 18 Sept. New Zealand. By the way, I've previously posted... Continue Reading →
Camellia, Bannerman Park
Still some camellias. Bannerman Park, Gore. Southland, New Zealand. 18 September.