Little Red Tree

This evening I wandered up our street till I got near the edge of town at Hancox Park where there's a little red tree I'm trying to keep an eye on. I've seen it go fiery red in a previous autumn so I'm keeping watch as its foliage changes colour. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand.... Continue Reading →

Golden Needles

While preparing this photo-post of a local golden pine, I searched online for "golden needles". Turns out there's a tea called 'Golden Needle' and even 'Golden Eyebrow'. Later, on twitter I found another tea named 'Golden Monkey', apparently it's delicious! For anyone interested, these teas are produced by Silk Road Teas. The golden pine tree... Continue Reading →

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 →

Very Pretty Turkey

We were nearing the end of our visit to Maple Glen Garden on Easter Sunday when I spotted the prettiest turkey I've ever seen and wandered over to take photos. There were two turkeys on the grass by a little woodland and a few chooks and guinea fowl within the woodland. The turkeys tolerated my... Continue Reading →

Autumn Easter

I put this on twitter today to remind northerners that in the southern hemisphere Easter is in autumn! Taken at Maple Glen Garden on Easter Sunday, 04 April. Southland, New Zealand.

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 →

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