Rescue Helicopter

When we arrived at the Weatherstons brewery ruins and daffodils on 20 September 2020, an unfortunate visitor had slipped on the daffodil hillside and injured her ankle. We got to see the rescue chopper arriving, landing and taking off. Weatherstons near Lawrence, Clutha District, New Zealand Click on any photo to enlarge Rescue helicopter coming... Continue Reading →

Brewery Ruins

The Black Horse brewery opened in 1866 and by all accounts did a very fine brew. The business changed names several times and was eventually bought and closed down by NZ Breweries in 1923. The workers moved to Dunedin and started working for Speight's. Most of this information is from a web page on  Weatherstons ... Continue Reading →

Daffodil Hill

At last, a lovely fine sunny spring day! Which spurred us into action in the late morning - to head out to Lawrence to view the daffodils at Weatherstons Brewery ruins. We were surprised how many other visitors were there. One poor lady slipped on the hillside and badly fractured her ankle - the Rescue... Continue Reading →

Local Autumn Walk

These are four remaining photos from the local autumn walk that we did in our town on 30 March 2020, soon after New Zealand had gone into Level 4 lockdown for Covid. I took the berry shots as we were on our way to the rugby grounds and I found the tile drain pipes stacked... Continue Reading →

Powderpuff Tree

Powderpuff tree / Calliandra haematocephala. I saw this in the Dunedin Botanic Garden winter garden glasshouse, sub tropical area on 26 June 2020. New Zealand. The plant comes from Bolivia.

Just Up The Road

Other photos taken when we visited the Beaumont Bridge on the Clutha River, and subsequently drove on to Lawrence. We stopped so that I could take photos of "frightened trees" and Nigel while sitting in the car, managed to get a photo of a sweet-looking white horse. Clutha District, New Zealand. 16 September 2020. "Frightened... Continue Reading →

Hills and Gullies

Hills, gullies and a ... pond! We saw this attractive farm landscape after driving further along the road from the Busy Guy sculpture. The green hills, the tussock and cabbage trees, the sheep and the pond provided an enticing scene that was persuasive enough to make us pull over. Photos taken by Nigel, Waitahuna-Clydevale route... Continue Reading →

Asters and White Butterfly

These photos were taken a few days before New Zealand went into the first lockdown for Covid-19, back in March. It was a beautiful autumn weekend and we drove to Central Otago and ended up in Ophir. Taken 22 March 2020. Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2020)

Final Flowers

The final spring flowers from when I spent time in Dunedin Botanic Garden on 04 September 2020 (which is early spring in New Zealand). The second and third photos were taken in the winter garden conservatory. Click on any photo to enlarge. Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2020)

Early Spring

More photos of early spring flowers that I took on my visit to Dunedin Botanic Garden on 04 September, these are from the Mediterranean Garden. Dunedin, New Zealand. Click on any photo to enlarge. Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2020)

Pretty In Spring

Plants that caught my eye in the South African area of Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand on 04 Sept 2020 - early spring in New Zealand. Click on any photo to enlarge. The Pelargonium in the next photo was by steps that lead from the South African Garden to the Mediterranean Garden. Text and photos... Continue Reading →

Berry Unexpected

We were walking along a footpath that runs alongside Dunedin Botanic Gardens when we came across these colourful Mahonia berries. Given it's early spring in New Zealand it came as a surprise to see berries but some Mahonia species flower in winter so I guess that's why. Photos taken by Liz 04 Sept 2020. Click... Continue Reading →

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