Sunset Surprise

This evening I glanced out the window and saw the outdoors bathed in a warm glow. I rushed to our west-facing bedroom window - the sky was alight! I grabbed my camera, shoved my gumboots on, and ran outside. Gorgeous winter sunset! Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand Winter Sunset in Tapanui Click on any photo... Continue Reading →

Pearly Gates

We found this attractive and fragrant shrub in the Dunedin Botanic Gardens when we were wandering around some paths at dusk. The plant is Osmanthus 'Pearly Gates'. I asked Nigel to take the first photo for me, composed so the 'Pearly Gates' flowers are set against the pearly sky. Dunedin, New Zealand 26 June. Click... Continue Reading →

Waikaia River in Winter

Soon after we left the town of Waikaia on Saturday 13 June, I suggested to Nigel that we turn down a side road that headed straight toward the Waikaia River. It gave us access to the riverside and I took these photos with my cellphone. It's now winter here in New Zealand. Waikaia is in... Continue Reading →

Sunrise in Tapanui

These photos taken about 45mins ago in Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. Sunrise viewed from our front door. Taken by Liz, 17 June 2020. Text and photos by Liz, Exploring Colour (2020)

Candy Floss Clouds

Writer Jane Dougherty shared a photo of pink sunset clouds with an imaginative poem inspired by the view, in Come and play with the cloud people. She also invited readers to 'borrow' her photo to inspire their own poem or prose. I started playing with words for a haiku and the lines came together surprisingly... Continue Reading →

Perserves

We went for this lovely little local drive on the evening of 28 May, the real reason being so Nigel could show me some nice autumn trees that he'd seen while driving to a job. On our way back we thought we'd like to check out this farm roadside stall - we hadn't been able... Continue Reading →

Bristol Sunset

A contemplation of colour. This morning on Twitter I found a wonderful poem about sunset colours - this particular sunset happened to be in Bristol, UK. In the poem the sunset colours are matched with sources they could have been derived from here on earth. Let's look at some natural colour sources before enjoying the... Continue Reading →

Weird Glow

Our town of Tapanui in West Otago, New Zealand was bathed in a weird glow this morning due to smoke drift from the bushfires in Australia. Now at 1.00pm the strange glow has vanished but it's still very smoky toward the Blue Mountains and when we go outside the smell of bushfire smoke is instantly... Continue Reading →

Australia Day

Here in Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. Strange light all around us, very surreal. This is what we woke up to this morning on the first day of the new year. Sharing a couple of photos that Nigel took this morning. I also took photos but haven't got them off my camera yet. Nigel dubbed... Continue Reading →

Southern Spirit

New Zealand flag proudly flying on the south coast of the South Island. Tiny remote settlement, just a few baches, at Chrystall's Beach.

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