Modest Cabbage Tree

Photos of the two of us having a wander yesterday, and a very cool-looking 'clothed' native cabbage tree, found when exploring alongside Commissioners Track, Roxburgh East in Central Otago. New Zealand. The lower section of the track has extensive blocks where native trees and shrubs have been planted, some parts quite intensively, and others scattered.... Continue Reading →

Suspension Bridge (1913)

Late trip today to Millers Flat, Central Otago in order to walk a short track to Horseshoe Bend Bridge, a suspension bridge across the Clutha/Mata-Au River, opened in 1913. I did a photo-post about the bridge with daylight shots at the end of 2019; the post has many photos as well as information about the... Continue Reading →

Crazy Pine Needles

As we were leaving Bannerman Park on Sunday afternoon I spotted these odd-looking bunches of pine needles and thought I'd try taking pics looking up at them from below. This is a large pine tree so it has lots of these bunched needles! Gore, Southland. 18 Sept. New Zealand. By the way, I've previously posted... Continue Reading →

R. pachysanthum

My early-Spring report in response to questions on a previous blogpost. Rhododendron pachysanthum is one of a trio of special rhododendrons grouped close together in Bannerman Park, in Gore. This one had gorgeous cinnamon-coloured young foliage at the time, back in summer (16th January). I promised fellow bloggers Ann and Ellen I'd try to return... Continue Reading →

A Blue Day

Wandering aimlessly along a path at Dunedin Botanic Garden I spotted a long line of blue colour through the trees and instantly became way more intentional in my direction, choosing paths that would take me to the lovely blue. 25 March 2022, autumn in New Zealand.

The Church

The Church of St. John The Evangelist is next door to 'The Vicarage' that featured in my last post. The two properties are side-by-side in the township of Milton, Clutha District, New Zealand. These photos were taken 25 March 2022, autumn in NZ. A beautiful day and we were on our way home from visiting... Continue Reading →

The Vicarage

It's Sunday as I write this and I thought I'd post these shots of 'The Vicarage' that we took in Milton on our way home in autumn, 25 March 2022. There's a church next door, and a number of big trees are present on the two properties. Clutha District, New Zealand. Nigel took the 2nd... Continue Reading →

White in Autumn, NZ Natives

These photos are all New Zealand native plants that we came across on a very beautiful autumn day, 25 March. Each photo is selected for having a plant feature that's white. We started off in Dunedin Botanic Garden, drove to Ocean View/Brighton Beach and stopped at Milton on our way home. The first photo's by... Continue Reading →

Just The Two Of Us

Red flowers by the pond.. us two out-and-about in Dunedin Botanic Garden on 24 March. We found these lovely bright red flowers by a path near the pond. Let me know if you have the name for them! Photos 1,3,4 by Nigel and the 2nd by me. Pic-4 heavily edited by me 🙂 Text by... Continue Reading →

Bright Colours, Autumn

Autumn pics from 25 March 2022. Photos 2-4 are native New Zealand plants. The first two photos are from Dunedin Botanic Garden. The last two are 'wild' plants growing above the beach at Ocean View, Dunedin.

Autumn in the South

A look back at an autumn visit to Hamilton Park in Gore, Southland which we visited on a mostly dull day, sunshine occasionally breaking through to brighten things up.. 30 April 2022. New Zealand. And I hope my northern hemisphere visitors get to enjoy a beautiful, colourful autumn as you enter into the new season.... Continue Reading →

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