Autumn landscape beauty. Roxburgh, Central Otago. Yesterday afternoon. New Zealand
Poplar hedge in afternoon sunshine. Ettrick, Central Otago. This afternoon. New Zealand.
Central Otago is the place to go in autumn so we headed there today, hoping to see some colour.
Euonymous seedcases, some open with orange seeds. Pretty pink cases. Clear blue sky. Autumn at Moa Flat, 07 April. Large bush growing in roadside verge by a farm paddock. West Otago, New Zealand
Pomahaka River, Park Hill
Pomahaka River at Park Hill Domain off Switzers Road, West Otago. New Zealand. 09 April
Park Hill Domain
Yesterday afternoon we took a rural drive along Switzers Road which follows a ridge through farm country and affords wonderfully extensive views to hills and mountains. Eventually we arrived at Park Hill Domain where I've previously taken a few photos from the road but we'd never driven into the public domain by the river. I... Continue Reading →
This Euonymous that we found yesterday afternoon at Moa Flat is a real beauty. As you can see it was a perfect autumn afternoon!
Pretty Pink Capsules
Almost a month ago I did a local walk out of town and into nearby countryside to get photos of a Euonymous bush that's located near a farm gate and produces gorgeous pink capsules at this time of year i.e. autumn in NZ. The afternoon was fairly dull unfortunately but this post is introductory.. I've... Continue Reading →
Castle Rock, at Castlerock. Southland, New Zealand. 26 March.
Castle and Cloud
Castlerock, near Lumsden in Southland. Today. New Zealand
Bolder Than Blue
In summer, red hot pokers quickly send up tall sturdy flower heads that demand all attention for themselves. They're completely unfazed by the big blue sky above, doggedly growing taller so they can 'own the blue' and boldly take advantage. Viewed against a cloudless, summer-blue sky their brilliance is brightest. West Otago, New Zealand. 29... Continue Reading →
Stop for a Red
These fabulous red hot pokers required I ask Nigel to turn around and go back.. Kniphofia come in a range of colours but these are the true sizzling red-hot flower heads that look like they'd burn you! They were growing in front of a farm paddock near the gate, and right by the sealed highway.... Continue Reading →