Winters Clingy

Pear blossom at our place in Tapanui, West Otago. First two pics taken Sunday 02 Oct, afternoon and sunset. That was a lovely Spring day. Snowy pic taken this morning, 05 October. We had a pretty heavy snow shower this morning and the street landscape is looking like a christmas card scene. New Zealand. Text... Continue Reading →

Conical

Mostly cones and conifers, and some extras.. berries.. and handsome poplar trees. These beauties all caught my eye when we explored the semi 'wild' public park at Lake Roxburgh village - it was a joy to wander around! We discovered and explored the park on 03 March 2022, early autumn in Central Otago, New Zealand.... Continue Reading →

Both Sides

This post explores the unexpected pleasure of coming upon an interesting street and small public park just north of Roxburgh at Lake Roxburgh village where a hydro dam spans the Clutha River (the dam also supports a public road and you can drive to the other side across the top of the dam). So here... Continue Reading →

Blossom On Blue

Local blossom on a beautiful blue sky day, 09 Oct 2021. Very unlike today which was grey and the wind outside's been a roaring, raging, rampaging, whistling, even screaming, Fury. It's winter in NZ, and I can't wait for spring! The yellow is our native kōwhai. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. Street tree. Kōwhai (Sophora... Continue Reading →

Burning Birches

Birch trees next-door, lit up at sunset. Blazing in the fiery glow! Taken ~5.30pm by Nigel. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand.

Waikoikoi Moon

Driving home after a longish local joy-trip this evening, we were stunned to see a big orange moon rising over the brow of a hill. Nigel instantly pulled over into a side road so we could enjoy seeing it rise over the ridge. My camera on auto didn't do well but I've jazzed the shots... Continue Reading →

! Cattle Stop

Cattle Stop on a back road in the Otago high country between Middlemarch and Macraes. The boundary sign defines the Waitaki District side vs Dunedin City side. I took these on April 13 when our car trip back involved a deviation from the usual route that we take when we return home from the east... Continue Reading →

Forum Cafe

Forum Cafe is in the town of Milton, a busy working town with the main highway running through the centre of town and lots of big trucks travelling through. Happily Milton has a lovely cafe with friendly staff and walls covered in bright murals. We've taken to breaking our journey there when going to Dunedin... Continue Reading →

The Whistlestop

And so we drove on into Central Otago, got to Clyde, where for the first time ever I noticed 'The Whistlestop', my attention caught by golden foliage. We both thought we'd love to have 'The Whistlestop' as our street address! New Zealand. 02 April 2022. [continued from yesterday's post On Our Way] Click on any... Continue Reading →

View from Braids Hill

On 25 March we were heading home from Dunedin and I asked Nigel to pull in to an easily missed carpark at the bottom of this hill, then we walked up a way to a Beach Access walkway that I've seen many times before when we drove up the hill. It looks very inviting because... Continue Reading →

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