These Hills of Gold

Driving back to Tapanui via Moa Flat yesterday we suddenly came upon these golden slopes, probably brassica flowers from a farm crop. Those are the Blue Mountains in the distance, behind Tapanui. West Otago, New Zealand. Nigel got a nice photo of the view so I've done a 1600px-wide image. Click on the photo to... Continue Reading →

Freshford Goods Shed, Southland NZ

Freshford was a station on the branch railway line from Riversdale to Waikaia. The line was opened 1909 and closed 1959. I took the photo this afternoon.

Old Homestead

As we drove the gravel South Coast road on Sunday, south of Taieri Mouth, we approached this appealing rustic farm homestead. We both enjoyed seeing it and I'm posting the photos we each took. South Otago, New Zealand. Click on ANY photo to enlarge. -- top photo by Liz, bottom photo by Nigel. Text by... Continue Reading →

Christmas In The Country

On our drive back home from Dunedin via the south coast on Sunday we found some cheerful Christmas farm fun with Santa featuring in two different displays. Both were unexpected delights that we just happened upon by chance. Hooray for the farmers! South Otago, New Zealand. Photos taken by Nigel 08 Dec 2019. Rural area... Continue Reading →

Panorama Revealed

On our return from Dunedin on Sunday we got a bit adventurous and drove out to the south coast beyond Milton. We were driving this gravel road toward the ocean and as we climbed a rise we waited with anticipation. This is what we saw... The road to Chrystall's Beach, near Milton, South Otago, New... Continue Reading →

Pink Bales, and White

A couple of days ago I shared a photo taken by me of distant pink silage bales and I mentioned that Nigel had taken photos with his Olympus digital camera. Here are Nigel's photos which are far more detailed than mine. As I said then, pink wrap shows a donation has been made toward the... Continue Reading →

Valuing Visitors

Before midday today we arrived at our favourite motel in Dunedin which is right by the Botanic Gardens. I'd booked yesterday but they were quite booked up due to it being graduation weekend at the university so we were allocated a room that's new to us, in the older part of the motel. Well hooray!... Continue Reading →

Near Roxburgh

These are the last photos from our trip into Central Otago on 27 Nov 2019. Coming through Roxburgh Nigel took photos of this interesting birch tree (trees?) by the road, the canopy covering a lot of ground. Betula pendula. Then driving through the Teviot Valley I spotted words on a hillside in white letters -... Continue Reading →

I’m Still Standing

On my birthday 31st October we drove up into Central Otago, hung around in Alexandra for a few hours and then drove as far as the tiny centre of Tarras. On our way we spotted a sculpture out in a farm paddock that I haven't seen for a long time. Sweet! New Zealand, in Spring.... Continue Reading →

Bright Petals

These are the last of the tulip photos that we took as we came through Edendale on Saturday 26 October, taken from a side road. The first and last photos show the farthest edge of the huge field, with sheep grazing on the other side of the fence. Edendale, Southland, New Zealand Commercial tulip field... Continue Reading →

Where Have All The Flowers Gone

After finding the  Ocean Of Orange  I noticed a side road that provided access to another side of the same huge tulip field so we turned down there and parked. Here we realised that they'd already begun topping the flowers. The "bleed" effect of the petals was interesting. The flowers get topped because these plants... Continue Reading →

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