Interesting Locals

We met these animal locals on a walk yesterday to the edge of town. I took lots of spring flower photos, there were way more flowers in bloom than I expected. Flower photos later. ~Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. In the second sheep photo the mum-sheep is actually poking her tongue at me .. rude!... Continue Reading →

Tapanui Living

These are from the big local photo-walk I did on 29 March. Poultry, cattle, magpies and a sweet pet dog that was out with his owner who was riding along the footpath on a mobility scooter. Bob and Buddy they were. Buddy's tail was wagging furiously although that's not apparent in the pic! Tapanui, West... Continue Reading →

Autumn Walk

This morning we made time to go for a walk from home, around some of the local streets. The beautiful blue-sky autumn day was too lovely to be stuck inside! Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. Click on any photo to enlarge. Animals. Friendly dog and art deco gate. Small lifestyle property. Geese preferred the chopping... Continue Reading →

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

Sleepy dog lapping up the warm sunshine this afternoon; today was fine and sunny but nevertheless it was a very chilly winter day. We called into Forum Cafe in Milton on our way home from Dunedin. Our first visit - mainly because I was curious to see the mural paintings by Alice Muir aka Alice... Continue Reading →

New Zealand Collie

Iconic in New Zealand, a remarkable animal indispensable to sheep farmers for moving and control of sheep, and familiar to the rest of us from seeing dog trials at A&P Shows and on TV. The breed was originally from the Scottish Border, the border collie, but has been bred over time to better suit the... Continue Reading →

Shoo Fly

I'm keen to announce my excitement that New Zealand had ZERO new cases of Covid-19 today ... yay!!! Obviously we're not out of the woods yet but it's a wonderful thing to have reached this point. Not having a relevant photo to accompany such good news, I thought I'd use a rather pretty fly on... Continue Reading →

Along For The Ride

Man's best friend was along for the ride on this steam engine that I was watching go by at the Southland Steam Engine Club rally at Brydone near Gore, 09 Feb 2019. I couldn't see the dog until the engine had passed me, then I caught sight of it on the back. After the engine... Continue Reading →

Baark of the Town

We wanted a leg-stretch and wandered up a street leading out of the town centre of Oamaru. Being uphill it also gave us a vantage point from which to take a few photos. This striking shop stopped us in our tracks and after taking photos we returned to town. Baarkers Dog Grooming, 36 Tees Street,... Continue Reading →

A Yarn About Wool

Sheep and wool. Sheep are everywhere in New Zealand. There's no shortage of wool either. Taken by Liz through a shop window in Oamaru. "The Woolstore". One of the Victorian commercial buildings in the Historic Precinct in Oamaru. These are built of Oamaru Stone (limestone) and are often referred to as whitestone buildings. Most were... Continue Reading →

Blown Away

We were blown away this morning by an incredible coincidence... as Nigel says, "unreal". We'd gone to Dunedin yesterday and stayed in a motel overnight near the Botanic Gardens. This morning Nigel and I were enjoying coffee and sitting near the open ranch slider of our ground floor unit. Nigel was looking at the online... Continue Reading →

Its A Dog!

For:  Weather Vane Wednesday. When driving through the Catlins on Saturday we visited a favourite cafe that we haven't visited for maybe three years. Its an old school in a rural location with the remarkable name of Niagara Falls. As we parked I joyfully pointed out the dog weather vane (pretty sure they have or... Continue Reading →

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