Orchard Shop

Fruitful Sunday yesterday, 23 Jan. We headed over to Roxburgh with books, intending to read and eat fruit. Visited this lovely place, south end of Roxy. Bought fresh cherries and apricots, back later for yellow and white nectarines. Great orchard shop! The lady was very helpful with answering my questions. Roxburgh, Central Otago, New Zealand.... Continue Reading →

Hi Honey

Honeysuckle, Lonicera species. An old favourite, here trained over a garden gate. Millers Flat, Central Otago, New Zealand. 24 Dec 2021.

Balfour Secret Garden

I found a mystery garden in Balfour! The sight of the gate from the footpath and towering old trees really piqued my curiosity. I'd love to know more about this property. See how there's a pair of yew trees either side of what was a path? And the glimpse of a rusty roof beyond. The... Continue Reading →

Anglican Puzzle

Some churches have a labyrinth but this church in Southland, New Zealand has a monkey puzzle tree! I'd love to know the history of the decision, to put a monkey puzzle tree right out front of their church 🙂 First time I've noticed this, and it totally delights me. The church is in a tiny... Continue Reading →

White Christmas

I found myself with a few local 'white' Christmas photos after a wander around town. These were all taken on Boxing Day except for the white ducks and the pigeons - I took those on Christmas Day. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand.

Restful in Invercargill

After leaving the Southern Farmers Market yesterday we visited the Queens Park gardens and had a wander around the rose garden, met a cute dog and her lovely minder, admired an outdoor glass table, and then relaxed at Buster Crabb before heading home. Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand. Click on any photo to enlarge. Dick Fry... Continue Reading →

Yellow’s Showy

Love these yellow and blue painted tyres by a private driveway in a small Southland settlement near Invercargill. Eye-catching! Later we briefly checked the public garden in Gore and the yellow rose captured my attention, the name is Best Wishes. Nice! ~New Zealand. Click on either photo to enlarge. If you like seeing yellow blooms,... Continue Reading →

Tidings of Joy

The sign on the pavement was in my way and "Tidings of Joy" caught my eye. Next I saw "Gingerbread Latte" .. and wanted one! I took photos, Nigel ordered. He was asked "hot or cold?", got one of each. Either way it was delicious. This is a pop-up Starbucks cafe in Wachner Place, temporarily... Continue Reading →

Oddities Found

Oddities found, local walk 28 Oct. Tapanui, West Otago. New Zealand. 1. Rooster on tall pole by an entrance 2. Letterbox (next-door property to the rooster) 3.Cool gabion letterbox on another street 4. After taking pics of a beech tree.. the tree stared back at me

Flowers and Fairies

Wild and wonderful dandelions taken at the end of a walking/taking photos wander when I was nearly home. The first two photos were taken at the local museum, in a raised bed that's down their driveway. The dandelions in the last three photos caught my eye when I noticed all the spherical seedheads glistening in... Continue Reading →

Cottage Lilacs

A sweet old cottage with lovely lilacs at the gates, not far up the street from us. Delighted when I recently found the lilacs flowering outside! My primary purpose in taking a walk yesterday morning was to get photos before the lilac flowers fade. I understand the cottage dates back to the 1880s. The front... Continue Reading →

Ornate Gate

On a local walk this morning.. Solomon's Seal in flower, complementing an ornate gate. Polygonatum sp. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. ~Liz.

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