Central Otago Wildflowers

Wild thyme, Californian Poppies and Broom flowering at Butchers Dam near Alexandra, Central Otago, New Zealand. Click here for other posts of the same location. Liz 27 Oct 2018

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Ducks in Queenstown Gardens

When we wandered around Queenstown Gardens admiring all the spring flowers on 27 October, we also came across some ducks. I took a few shots and thought I'd share these four with you. Queenstown Gardens, Queenstown Lakes District, New Zealand. If you look closely you can see this is a mother duck with tiny ducklings... Continue Reading →

Queenstown Spring Flowers

There was a wonderful variety of bright and colourful flowers when we visited the Queenstown Public Gardens on 27 October 2018. The first three photos feature various colours of rhododendrons, the fourth photo has tulips and forget-me-nots with two different lilacs behind, and the last photo has a closer view of the purple lilac. Queenstown,... Continue Reading →

Colour Ways in Queenstown

It was a joy to reacquaint ourselves with the Queenstown Public Gardens when we were there on 27 October 2018. This long wide path is wonderful to walk along. Nigel was the landscape designer on the Queenstown Gardens upgrade a few years ago and the paths and their alignment were the main focus of this... Continue Reading →

Arrowtown in Spring

I still have photos taken in an Arrowtown residential street from when we visited on 27 October 2018. This was right in the spring blossom time. Here is a lovely cottage with wisteria blooming under the tracery of the verandah and a layer of fallen cherry blossom petals coating the hedge and street verge. On... Continue Reading →

Thyme and Thyme Again

Pink and white thyme next to each other. Wild thyme in the Cromwell Gorge, Central Otago, New Zealand. There are carpets of thyme in spring, most in shades of pink. Taken by Liz 27 Oct 2018

Clock Tower At Night

Gore has a clock tower and Nigel took these photos on Friday night when we left home after seeing there was a lovely full moon in the evening sky. The clock chimes the hours and its only in the last couple of days that I've noticed I can hear the chimes from home, possibly because... Continue Reading →

Something Fishy

This giant trout occupies a prominent position near the highway as you drive into Gore from the north. To be honest, in the light of day I haven't been that impressed by the fish. As we returned home last night after driving around admiring the beauty of a full moon, I found the illuminated trout... Continue Reading →

Full Moon Evening

Looked out the window this evening at home and saw a beautiful golden full moon so we thought we'd go for a drive and see if we could get a photo or two. I took this near the clock tower in Gore and the kinda crazy-looking picture appealed to me. Thought I'd post it.. just... Continue Reading →

Mataura in Flood at Gore

We walked down to the Mataura River from home yesterday morning to see what the water levels were like after virtually constant rain from Sunday through Tuesday. This is a selection from my photos. Gore, Southland, New Zealand For photos taken on a normal fine day see  Across the Bridge Town side of the river... Continue Reading →

Its A Dog!

For:  Weather Vane Wednesday. When driving through the Catlins on Saturday we visited a favourite cafe that we haven't visited for maybe three years. Its an old school in a rural location with the remarkable name of Niagara Falls. As we parked I joyfully pointed out the dog weather vane (pretty sure they have or... Continue Reading →

Which Way Postie

This morning we took a walk from home down to the Mataura River to see the river in flood. We've had almost endless rain since Sunday night until we woke up this morning (Wednesday) to find it had stopped. We were walking across the bridge and had neared the other side when I glanced down... Continue Reading →

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