Big old pipes at Roxburgh. Central Otago. 28 April. New Zealand.
Anzac Day, 2023
Anzac Day today. A day of remembrance for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps soldiers who've fought and died for their country, marked annually on 25 April, the anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign of the First World War.
Central Otago is the place to go in autumn so we headed there today, hoping to see some colour.
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!
Driving back toward Port Chalmers from Aramoana on 31 March we got this fine view of the port with a cruise ship and the huge container hoists. The road runs alongside Otago Harbour affording lovely views on a fine day such as this was, interesting little bays and houses, and views of small boats at... Continue Reading →
Oil crop of yellow sunflowers on the outskirts of Clinton, 04 February. South Otago, New Zealand.
Cart and Variegated Ivy
Displayed outside the corner property where I took photos of the white Agapanthus, intersection of sealed highway and a minor side road. Near Tapanui, Clutha District, New Zealand. Photos taken 07 February.
We drove past this property on Sunday and as we whizzed past I realised we'd just gone by a boundary frontage planted in white Agapanthus, blooming nicely. This morning Nigel took me back so I could get photos. It's a tiny locality not far from Tapanui, rural with 2 or 3 residences and a hall,... Continue Reading →
Hedge with an Edge
Yesterday we drove to Roxburgh... Here’s an accommodation property we passed and I love their beautiful native Olearia hedge, presently fronted with Agapanthus that are in flower. Central Otago, New Zealand.
Colours Lined Up
Dunedin Botanic Garden, colour beds and knot garden. Photos taken 15 January. New Zealand
A weathered but wonderful playground at Black Gully Reserve, near Tapanui. West Otago. New Zealand. 28 December.