Poplar hedge in afternoon sunshine. Ettrick, Central Otago. This afternoon. New Zealand.
Time to Shine
Yesterday in Whisky Gully, Tapanui. West Otago. New Zealand.
Ferns and Fungi
Ferns and fungi, photos taken today when we walked in native bush at Whisky Gully. Tapanui, West Otago. New Zealand.
Beauty and the Beast
These photos are from an exhausting bush walk we did on Friday 31 March from which I'm still in recovery! As we climbed I spotted many small treasures along the way, most often in the way that light was catching ferns, mosses and foliage to good effect.
Beauty of Backlit Leaves
Variegated elm foliage. Public garden, Alexandra. Central Otago, New Zealand. 29 January.
We drove past this property on Sunday and as we whizzed past I realised we'd just gone by a boundary frontage planted in white Agapanthus, blooming nicely. This morning Nigel took me back so I could get photos. It's a tiny locality not far from Tapanui, rural with 2 or 3 residences and a hall,... Continue Reading →
Dark green letterbox. Nearby, on the opposite side of the road.. dark green bales in a field. Old Coach Road, as we drove to Clinton, yesterday. Clutha / Southland, New Zealand.
Sheep and Bales
A drive along Old Coach Road this morning, we joined at Clinton but didn't go all the way to Mataura, electing to turn around and return the way we came. Clutha / Southland. New Zealand So cute how some of the sheep have claimed a bale to nestle up to (I'm guessing these are older... Continue Reading →
As I wandered past some native plants at Black Gully Reserve, the shadows caught my eye. The large bright green leaves catching the shadows belong to a Griselinia species. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand.
I've still got a few photos of the native mistletoe that are perched on trees at our local public reserve at Black Gully. Happily they flower in December and a few of them reside at the edge of the big open grass area so no big hike is needed to access them. I took these... Continue Reading →
Beautiful ferny forest glade that was once an earth dam holding water to be used in the extensive gold mining activity here. Pollands Dam is high on a bush clad hill at Gabriels Gully near Lawrence. Christmas Day, South Otago. New Zealand. From the information board: "An incredible network of water races was constructed, tapping... Continue Reading →
Lift Up Your Heads
Today is Christmas Day in New Zealand. We walked a track new to us, Gabriel's Gully near Lawrence, South Otago. Love these new fern fronds that grow upright but also bow their heads, reminding me of a church song: Lift up your heads to the coming king, bow before him and adore him, sing… Detail... Continue Reading →