Catching Contrast

My autumn morning walk revealed various actors taking centre stage with no audition required; stars oblivious to their starring role, their transitory performance orchestrated by nature's play of contrast, light and shadow. These photos were taken on a single morning walk from my home in Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. It was a beautiful day... Continue Reading →

Monkey Puzzle Tree

This fabulous monkey puzzle tree or Chilean Pine is just a couple of streets away from us on a private property and looks so eye-catching in autumn. It's in the Araucaria genus and I assume it's Araucaria araucana ~this link goes to info at Oregon State University if you're interested. I took the photos on... Continue Reading →

Spidery Highs and Lows

These photos of a cute spider, spider webs / cobwebs / nursery .. were all taken on a local morning walk from home on 29 March 2021. The first two photos are of the same spider which had its web quite high in a monkey puzzle tree. The third photo was a spider nursery nestled... Continue Reading →

Easter Sunday

Photos I chose for Easter from recent autumn pics taken near my home in Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. It's now Monday morning in NZ but these are photos I posted on Twitter yesterday for Easter Sunday. Click on any photo to enlarge. Light has come into the world. ~an autumn Easter A baby white... Continue Reading →

Visitors Are Welcome

Flowers, flies, bees and bugs from the solitary local walk I did on 29 March. Some of these visitors were unseen by me until found on the laptop screen! I welcome their presence and enjoy getting an insight into nature's daily buzz. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. Click on any photo to enlarge. The first... Continue Reading →

Life and Death

Good Friday commemorates the suffering and death of Jesus Christ at the crucifixion. Easter in the southern hemisphere falls in autumn so the seasonal context is way different to that of northerners. I've kept these pics of red fall foliage for today (taken locally on Monday, 29 March 2021). Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. It's... Continue Reading →

Autumn Walk

This morning we made time to go for a walk from home, around some of the local streets. The beautiful blue-sky autumn day was too lovely to be stuck inside! Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. Click on any photo to enlarge. Animals. Friendly dog and art deco gate. Small lifestyle property. Geese preferred the chopping... Continue Reading →

Berry Bright

From yesterday's local walk along the highway, Pyracantha berries, a dazzling show of colour. Autumn in New Zealand. Tapanui, West Otago.

Trooping the Colour

We're nearly at the end of the first month of autumn in New Zealand. This troop of red hot pokers are by a highway near home and I don't see them very often. From a walk yesterday when we braved the traffic. Easter in the southern hemisphere where things are dying rather than rising! Tapanui,... Continue Reading →

Blurring The Boundary

Bright yellow flowers break through the boundary of this property in Tapanui that has a silver fence facing the footpath. We often walk by here. The first photo was taken at a very bright time of day earlier in March and when the plant was at its best. The second and third photos were taken... Continue Reading →

Beaut Bloom

Gorgeous flower I photographed with my cellphone in the tropical collection of the Winter Garden glasshouse, Dunedin Botanic Garden last year, 25 June 2020 (winter in New Zealand). My main photo is the second one but the first gives context and makes a better header image. Click on either image to enlarge. Extraordinary flower, worth... Continue Reading →

Estuary at Fortrose

Toetoes Estuary at Fortrose. Our photos were taken from the coastal clifftop. Fortrose is in the far south of The Catlins, Southland, New Zealand. The location is way down south, on the south coast of the South Island. From the clifftop you can see where the estuary opens out to the ocean - clearly seen... Continue Reading →

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