Dockweed

Dock, dockweed, dock weed. Common weed but has its own beauty. These photos were taken on a roadside verge near Roxburgh, Central Otago, New Zealand on 23 January 2021. The first two photos show the nursery web of a nursery web spider. The last photo is another dock plant altogether. Click on any photo to... Continue Reading →

Dill Dill Dill

My early years of life were spent on an orchard and "dill" for me related to feeding stale bread to ducks on the pond, calling out "here dill, dill, dill" 😀 This dill wild parsnip was growing along the roadside verge on the back road between Roxburgh and Millers Flat. I was photographing wildflowers when... Continue Reading →

Land of Opportunity

Yesterday afternoon we drove the Moa Flat route through to Roxburgh and I spotted this crowd of birds enjoying a banquet in a recently flooded cultivated field. We've had a lot of rain recently (whatever happened to summer?). Looking at the photos I could only see ducks and gulls in the mix. By the way,... Continue Reading →

Shine

Kniphofia / red hot poker are common here, often by a fence or driveway. Southland, New Zealand ~09 Jan 2021. I love the yellow ones!

Weathered and Worn

Orepuki is a tiny coastal settlement in Western Southland and it's where I took the red tussock photos featured in yesterday's post. Here's the small public domain or park that's nearer the heart of the settlement. Southland, New Zealand. Pics taken 09 January 2021. Click on any photo to enlarge. Fellow kiwi blogger, writer Kay... Continue Reading →

Belties

We drove through Kelso this afternoon and in a field by the road was a small herd of one of our favourite bovine breeds - belted galloways or 'belties'. Being smaller and less likely to scare them, I said to Nigel I'd get out and take photos. Far from me scaring them, they all trooped... Continue Reading →

Toast Cloud

I dubbed this 'toast' cloud as the layers looked like toast slices straight out of the toaster. Taken as we neared home this evening, by Nigel. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand.

Tanks a lot

Explored Ettrick yesterday and found an assortment of tanks at the end of a rural lane. I admired the round concrete one and Nigel took a pic. Also feeling genuinely grateful for the many blessings I enjoy. And thank you for stopping by 🙂 Ettrick (southern end of Central Otago). New Zealand. Click on the... Continue Reading →

Red Tussock

One of my favourite native landscape features down south here is red tussockland, there would have been vast swathes of them in the old days. This is a red tussock conservation area in Southland, Nigel took the photos last week when he needed to visit the Mossburn area for his work, he is a landscape... Continue Reading →

Knobby Range Road

We drove the length of this road on 21 November 2020 and found it eventually ends at some farm gates. I've already done a couple of posts using photos from this trip and these are the remaining photos. It was very windy but otherwise fine however in some photos you'll observe there were showery squalls... Continue Reading →

Heavenly Peace

Seen this angel from afar many times, down a side road as we've driven by. Yesterday we stopped to visit, she is so sweet and serene! Waipahi cemetery, Clutha District, New Zealand. Photos taken by Liz. This little cemetery sits in peaceful rural countryside, and still in use. Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour... Continue Reading →

Back Country Otago

Central Otago back country is wonderful to explore, exhilarating to experience. Yesterday we drove to Roxburgh, crossed the hydro dam across the Clutha River, and continued on the east side of the river with the intention of looping back to town. But then we saw a side road heading off into what looked like interesting... Continue Reading →

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