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 →

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)

Home Sweet Home

I took these photos on Sunday 23 August, 2020 at our home. 1.  A favourite cushion on our sofa. 2.  Early spring flowers from our garden. Just enjoying some colour and fun 🙂 Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2020)

Wobbly Goat

The Wobbly Goat Cafe, Outram is a fabulous cafe that we visited last time we were on our way home from Dunedin. Outram is a small rural town not far from Dunedin (close to Mosgiel). We visited 11 August 2020 and really enjoyed the experience, we've promised ourselves we'll go again! Outram (Taieri Plain), Dunedin,... Continue Reading →

Paradise on Pond

Paradise Ducks on the farm pond that I featured in my last post. These are more properly described as Paradise Shelducks (Tadorna variegata). They're exceedingly noisy birds, you can hear them in this recording. The male and female make different sounds, most often in unison! Endemic. Photos taken by Liz, 16 August 2020. Central Otago,... Continue Reading →

Just A Farm Pond

Saw this beautiful farm pond as we were returning from Fruitlands and heading to Roxburgh, in Central Otago, New Zealand. We both took photos. There was also a resident pair of Paradise Shelducks (I'll share photos of them in another post). You can clearly see the female's white head in the first photo, and the... Continue Reading →

Well Mannered Gull

It was Friday midday and I was down the waterfront at Oamaru killing time while Nigel had a work-related meeting in a cafe in town. I got out my Panasonic Lumix camera to take a photo of the sea when I saw that this gull further down the railing was sidling quickly toward me along... Continue Reading →

New Zealand Collie

Iconic in New Zealand, a remarkable animal indispensable to sheep farmers for moving and control of sheep, and familiar to the rest of us from seeing dog trials at A&P Shows and on TV. The breed was originally from the Scottish Border, the border collie, but has been bred over time to better suit the... Continue Reading →

Pomahaka River, West Otago

This afternoon we took off for a drive to explore some back roads and eventually ended up at Waikaia for pizza at the pub. We went all over the place before getting there though. From home we went to Moa Flat, Wilden Settlement Road, Deepdell Road, Switzers Road, Winding Creek Road to Waikaia. And then... Continue Reading →

Hello Yellow

Yellow's bright and cheerful. I welcome it, especially now we're in the grey days of winter in New Zealand. I decided it's time to put together another YELLOW post and this one is super-loaded ...enjoy! You can't miss yellow, even if there's only a little bit 🙂 This time I've sourced majorly from Twitter so... Continue Reading →

Rejoice

“Rejoice” for World Watercolor Month 2020 – 01 July. Watercolour by Liz. Only the 2nd watercolour I’ve done! Inspired to participate by Mike Powell who tweeted a joyful bird.

Paradise Shelduck

This beautiful endemic shelduck has a large body like a goose and we see them often whether in city parks or farm fields. Wild ones aren't tolerant of disturbance and readily take off with both birds in full cry - they are very noisy with distinct male/female voices and both are very vocal. The duck... Continue Reading →

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