Sheep and Bales

A drive along Old Coach Road this morning, we joined at Clinton but didn't go all the way to Mataura, electing to turn around and return the way we came. Clutha / Southland. New Zealand So cute how some of the sheep have claimed a bale to nestle up to (I'm guessing these are older... Continue Reading →

Goats Enjoying Summer

We spotted this group of goats in a field, looking very casual and relaxed, as we drove to Gore this morning.. so Nigel stopped and backed up and I took the shot from the passenger seat through Nigel's open window. Eight goats are fully visible and two are unseen behind the two big hay bales.... Continue Reading →

Spitting Image

When I was at Black Gully Reserve on 28 December, I found a spittle bug on a slender stem of a tree. I hadn't seen one of these so convenient to photograph before and it was fairly well-lit. It turns out they're pretty interesting creatures! Below the photo I'll give you a 'gift-link' to a... Continue Reading →

Old Timer

We went out for a country drive this morning, exploring some roads we hadn't travelled before. When we were well through our trip we came across this old building that appears to have been a farmhouse. Weatherboard house with corrugated iron roof. The front lower level has had its weatherboards removed and looks like it's... Continue Reading →

Pink and White Petals

Bright pink-and-white roses at the public gardens in Alexandra, Central Otago yesterday. The beautiful blooms also provide a feast for bees! New Zealand.

Alpha Street

Yesterday I walked from the highway to Old Cromwell. Along the way I found this public reserve, early afternoon in hot weather. The reserve is alongside Alpha Street and extends down to Lake Dunstan. I rested a while here and looked at a few things. Central Otago, New Zealand. 1) a glance behind me -... Continue Reading →

Busy Bee Visitors

This beautiful paeony put on a generous party, popular with the bees, and they were happily flying in for the feast. On our way to our mini-holiday in Cromwell we called into Alexandra gardens and found paeonies had begun to flower.. that made me happy! I have a few more paeony photos to share from... Continue Reading →

Tracking Tulips

This morning we've been out and about in the Edendale area of Southland, New Zealand. We wanted to see what we might find in the way of tulips and we had quite some success! Here's some context photos to put you in the picture, all taken by Nigel 22 October 2022. Each of these photos... Continue Reading →

Pure Pink

Pink tulips! took a few hours off and drove south to Edendale to search for tulip fields; we found loads of colour including this huge field of pink; and my activity attracted lots of attention. Edendale, Southland, New Zealand ~17 Oct 2022. These fields of colourful flowers aren't destined for florists, the growers are producing... Continue Reading →

Snow Remnants

Snow remnants from our recent spring snow. /1. Native red tussock, roadside. Moa Flat /2. Apple orchard and snowy ridge, Ettrick /3. Snowy ridge, farm, sheep/lambs, Ettrick /4. Cultivated farm field, snowy ridge. Moa Flat

Takeover Bid

The first three photos were taken by me at Moa Flat when we pulled over to photograph the kōwhai tree in blossom.. it was looking very fine in the end-of-day sunshine. West Otago, New Zealand. 10 September (spring). And.. the last photo, by Nigel, was taken back in April (autumn), at Wilden, which is a... Continue Reading →

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