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.

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 →

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 →

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 →

An Ocean of Orange

We'd only just left the  vivid stripes of colourful tulips  and rejoined the highway when we found an ocean of orange tulips on the other side of the road, orange that eventually got arrested by a band of red. Wow.. these tulips are hot! Edendale, Southland, New Zealand. Photos taken Sat 26 Oct 2019. Photos... Continue Reading →

Sensational Colour

For a brief time in spring these normally boring fields erupt into bright and vivid colour. This is the site of a commercial tulip farm where the bulbs are harvested and sent to the northern hemisphere (about 80% of the bulbs will go to the United States and the rest to Holland, Norway, Finland and... Continue Reading →

Daffodils in a field, Tuapeka

This lovely group of daffodils was blooming in a field at Tuapeka Mouth yesterday. We passed them as we drove down Ferry Road to look at the historic Tuapeka Mouth Ferry (The Punt). Guess there was a cottage here some time in the past. I've posted our similar photos just as a handy reference for... Continue Reading →

At Home in the Country

At home in the country; at the end of a rural road y'day we found a guitar-on-wheels in a field. The New Zealand Gold Guitar Awards are held annually in Gore. Perhaps this gets trundled out.

Waikaka Gold

On our way to Waikaka on Saturday we got a fairly close view of gold mining equipment parked in a paddock near the road. We've seen this from a distance months ago (perhaps part of a modern dredge). I got myself mired in much info while looking for a few facts to go with this... Continue Reading →

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