Damsel in Gore

Another damselfly flew in to have his/her photo taken when we popped into Gore Gardens on our way home in the afternoon. Nigel had his cellphone handy and took these photos. Gore, Southland, New Zealand. Photos taken 24 Feb 2020. Our first damselfly encounter had been in Invercargill earlier in the day. Mike Powell, any... Continue Reading →

Flying In The Rain

Brightly coloured Australian parrot flying in the rain, what a great wealth of beautiful birds they have in Australia! The photo appeared in my Twitter feed this morning and it was love at first sight! Photo credit:   twitter a/c Angry Magpie   @karenagold Image used with permission. Link to tweet: https://twitter.com/karenagold/status/1228476819147378689 Posted by Liz, Exploring... Continue Reading →

Meconopsis Poppies

Blue meconopsis flowers are really special so I thought I'd share more photos of these from the garden we had when we lived in The Catlins. We also had a meconopsis with lemon-coloured flowers and the same plant had golden fur over its leaves and stem, very special. New Zealand. Photos by Nigel. Click on... Continue Reading →

You Light Up My Life

Blue poppy (Meconopsis sp.) we grew in our Catlins garden (2014-09-Dec) and a pretty pink poppy in Dunedin Botanic Gardens (2017-05-Dec). New Zealand. Photos by Nigel, edited by Liz.

Carmenetta

Rosa glauca 'Carmenetta'. Preston, Canada 1923. Species cross. Photographed at Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. 24 December 2019. Blue tinge of the foliage is easily seen when viewed against surrounding green foliage. Text by Liz, first 2 photos by Nigel and last by Liz; Exploring Colour (2020)

Loco Lines

Train travel often isn't an option in New Zealand but it's a treat when we get the opportunity. I've already done several posts about our Taieri Gorge Railway trip on 29 Dec 2019 from Dunedin to Middlemarch (return). Here's some photos that I took of the train itself while at Middlemarch Railway Station. Middlemarch, Dunedin,... Continue Reading →

Turquoise Cafe

This cafe popped up out-of-the-blue! We were en route to Roxburgh yesterday when I saw a flash of blue out my side window and the word 'cafe'. This is Ettrick orchard country and I hadn't seen anything bright blue before. I asked Nigel to turn around and sure enough there's a new cafe (only been... Continue Reading →

Blue On Blue, Dunedin NZ

Several identical tile pictures adorn the wall of this corner shop in central Dunedin, New Zealand. Nigel mused it'd probably been a butcher shop, I'm guessing he's right. Liz, 29 Dec 2019.

The Big Picture

Tui mural on the wall of a Dunedin carpark in a commercial part of Dunedin City, New Zealand. The tui is a native songbird, endemic to New Zealand. Very assertive bird and flies like a rocket. For more information and photos, Wendy from the North Island has done excellent tui posts:  tui feasting on kowhai... Continue Reading →

Hints of Colour

Photos showing small parts of a larger work. In my next post I'll extend the coverage. We took these photos on Christmas Day in Dunedin, New Zealand. Probably the only day we could guarantee no cars in the carpark! Second photo taken by Nigel, others by Liz. Text by Liz, photos by Liz and Nigel;... Continue Reading →

Down By The River

Down by the Clutha River or Mata-Au, this post continues our exploration at Horseshoe Bend - I've already posted about the historic bridge. I took all my photos close to the river and bridge so these are they and I'll put Nigel's in a separate post. Horseshoe Bend is near Millers Flat, Central Otago, New... Continue Reading →

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