Beauty from The Emerald Isle

Stunning photos from Ireland, taken by Damien who's recently returned from a visit to his homeland. "The fog over Connemara and the fjords lingers all year around I think which adds to the sensation of 40 weathers in one day (a little rain, a little sun, a little sleet and a little shade) which also... Continue Reading →

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Tapanui Sunrise, 27July2019

This was the winter sunrise looking east toward the Blue Mountains from our cottage this morning. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. Taken by Nigel

Winter Warmth

Returning to Tapanui from Balclutha we encountered a pretty rural sunset scene as we drove through Conical Hill in the Pomahaka area. I asked Nigel to turn around because I'd spotted an irresistable view that included a stream and an old bailey bridge. We both hopped out in the drizzle to take photos and Nigel's... Continue Reading →

Let Sleeping Seals Lie

Let sleeping seals lie. Two shiny, furry blobs just right of centre are sleeping seals. Taken by Nigel 17 Feb from a dune above the beach near Waipapa Point lighthouse, Southland, New Zealand

Waipapa Point Lighthouse

This is my weather vane post but the lighthouse is interesting in its own right. Its an historic and working lighthouse, automated these days (since 1975). This is one of the last wooden lighthouses built in New Zealand and was first lit on January 01, 1884. Happily for the visitor its very easy to get... Continue Reading →

Wide Open Spaces

Returning home to Gore from Oamaru we turned off the highway at Palmerston and came home via Central Otago. Nigel stopped to take photos of the tussock land along the way. This is a region of wide open native grassland grazed by hardy sheep. The landscape is huge, the skies are huge, the long tussock... Continue Reading →

Oamaru Railway: Nigel

In Oamaru the railway tracks are located right next to the ocean, forming a boundary between town and sea. On 21 January we both enjoyed exploring this area near the old railway station and my photos have already been posted in  Which Way: Oamaru Railway. I wanted to select from Nigel's photos for this post.... Continue Reading →

Still Standing

These old timber piles in the sand at St Clair are rapidly disappearing, a familiar icon that will soon be gone forever. They're a remnant of an old groyne from 1921, built in an effort to retain sand. Taken by Nigel 31 Jan 2019 at sunset. There were multiple groynes. The Otago Daily Times published... Continue Reading →

Radiant Transformation 2

This post continues my previous post  Radiant Transformation. Stunning sunset at St Clair in Dunedin. Nigel was privileged to witness this fiery spectacle sometime after 9pm. He was walking in the opposite direction down the beach when the deepening glow enticed him to turn around. He had his Olympus digital camera and took these three... Continue Reading →

Radiant Transformation

Stunning sunset at St Clair in Dunedin. Nigel was privileged to witness this fiery spectacle sometime after 9pm. He was walking in the opposite direction down the beach when the deepening glow enticed him to turn around. He had his Olympus digital camera and took these two photos among others, which I'll share over multiple... Continue Reading →

Which Way: Moa Flat

For: Which Way Photo Challenge January 10, 2019 This is where we stopped to look at the roadside plants on our way home to Gore from a day trip to Roxburgh in Central Otago, New Zealand. In the top photo the road leads south to our home in Gore. In the bottom photo you can... Continue Reading →

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