Some Tough Characters in Alexandra

The characters I'm introducing to you today are tough plants. They tough it out in a dry climate that's hot in summer and cold in winter, and most of them you'd be just as likely to call weeds. But I find it interesting how they thrive in such a dry, barren, rocky environment. And when... Continue Reading →


Arid Alexandra in Central Otago

Our journey home from Wanaka didn't start till late in the day and when we got to Alexandra I suggested to Nigel that we break the journey there and take a motel for the night. The next morning after breakfast we drove to a lookout high above the town to take in the scenery. Central... Continue Reading →

Make Hay While The Sun Shines

These hay-field shots are taken from the same location as the earlier Hey Hey Hey images but this time by Liz, offering views of the wider landscape and surrounds (on our way from Balclutha to Gore on Monday afternoon 05 March). ** Click twice on any photo to see full-size ** The following photos were... Continue Reading →

Hey, hey, hey !

Large fields of round hay bales. I couldn't take my eyes off the beautiful scene. We were driving from Gore to Balclutha on Monday morning; the weather was dismal but the harvest scene was stunning. I told Nigel that I'd love to photograph the scene for a blog post and title it "Hey, hey hey... Continue Reading →

2018 Is A New Canvas

After me taking such a long break from blogging you probably all thought I'd never come back! Judging from the number of followers it looks like you've had the faith to stick around and I thank you so much for that.  The WordPress community has been very, very good to me and I've missed you... Continue Reading →

Willow, Wicker and Weaving

Riverstone Kitchen has extensive beautiful and functional gardens surrounding the restaurant, retail buildings and carpark. Nigel gave me free rein on the photos he took so despite losing mine in yesterday's laptop disaster I can still share some of the experience. This post continues my previous post Dot's Dream Castle so you can find more... Continue Reading →

Paradise Shelduck (2)

We saw a lovely family of Paradise Shelducks near a pond at Invermay Research Campus on Sunday, 26 November. As soon as we stopped the car, the parents must have told the ducklings to run for the water because they all instantly ran for the pond! Invermay is an agricultural research centre on the outskirts... Continue Reading →

Colours: A Delight

If you're looking at this in Reader please click on the Title and read it on my blog instead (to ensure proper formatting). Thank you! Last night I came across a very beautiful colour poem written by Antara who is 10 years old !!! Antara had contributed the poem to her Mum's blog Colourfulcanvas.  Here... Continue Reading →

Celebrating Colour

Spontaneous sharing and celebration of colour. Enjoy! This photo is from the Mere Colours post published by Joanne Koo of Singapore yesterday on her blog Pot Gardening. She took this photo while at an exhibition called For Better Endings, New Beginnings, an art exhibition by Yellow Ribbon Project that was held at the Singapore Art... Continue Reading →

Four Seasons with Jodi

With Jodi's kind permission I'm sharing some of my favourite posts from her fantastic blog, of which you could say that I'm a devoted follower. If you enjoy beauty, art and inspiration (not to mention mouth-watering food recipes) then Jodi's blog simply has it all! I feel honoured that Jodi so generously allows me to... Continue Reading →

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