Heads Up!

Walking back along Princes Street to the Octagon (city centre), I passed by Victorian-era Wains Hotel and glancing up I caught sight of the wonderful mythological heads looking down at me. I noticed two pairs of heads and they are really impressive so I stopped to take some photos for this blog. Wains Hotel in... Continue Reading →

Pro-Creation: New Photographic Work

On Monday 21 May we went to Dunedin and I had a wander around while Nigel attended to some business. I found the 'Pro-Creation' exhibition open at the Community Gallery on Princes Street and enjoyed the photographic work on display by Clive Copeman, Graham Warman, Alan Dove and Derek Morrison. This exhibition will be open... Continue Reading →

Magic at Millers Flat

Millers Flat is a small and lovely village just off the highway as you travel out of Central Otago and head toward the Clutha District. To access the village you must cross the mighty Clutha River via a bright blue bridge with a series of arches. Its all very scenic and rather exciting! As soon... Continue Reading →

Driving along Gorge Rd I noticed how well the rusty tank matched with the rusty roof on the old farm shed. Old sheds with a curved roof are special, there's not that many of them! Near Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand; 14 March 2018

What’s it like in Wyndham?

Wyndham is a rural village in Southland that I've always had a bit of a soft spot for. When we lived in The Catlins we often stopped at the dairy in Wyndham for a burger. They did great burgers and it was a convenient place to stop and have refreshments when going on a drive.... Continue Reading →

Willow, Wicker and Weaving

Riverstone Kitchen has extensive beautiful and functional gardens surrounding the restaurant, retail buildings and carpark. Nigel gave me free rein on the photos he took so despite losing mine in yesterday's laptop disaster I can still share some of the experience. This post continues my previous post Dot's Dream Castle so you can find more... Continue Reading →

Golden Showers

Laburnum Tunnel at Larnach Castle Garden, Otago Peninsula (near Dunedin), New Zealand  |  Sat 25 November 2017 Click on the photo to enlarge. The Larnach Castle Laburnum Tunnel, photographed during our visit on Saturday. We were anxious not to miss seeing it in bloom! Above, you can see a couple walking down the slope through... Continue Reading →

The Tower Stairs

  Today I present a photo taken by a photographer whose work I admire very much. His name is Lignum Draco. He's been posting photo articles about his recent trip to Cuba and this photo particularly caught my attention. I'm pleased to share it here with his permission.   Photo by Lignum Draco   "Centrally... Continue Reading →

The Rainbow Gift after the Downpour

Not my words but a phrase that entranced me nonetheless, contained in a message of hope from a friend during a moment of fragility. After living in the Catlins for a few years I know about rainbows. Sudden storms would sweep down the valley where we lived; often the sun would soon shine through and... Continue Reading →

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