Imperial Camel Corps

We had a wander through Gore Cemetery on 18 April, it's a nicely 'tree'ed cemetery with amazing views to the Hokonui hills and out over the plain. When we reached a section where military veterans lie, I was amazed to find an inscription for a WW1 Trooper in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force who'd been... Continue Reading →

White Sorbus Berries

Last night in Gore, Nigel spotted these spectacular white berries glowing in the darkening dusk. I've looked online and I'm pretty certain they're Sorbus glabriuscula aka S. glabrescens aka S. hupehensis (white-fruited form). Southland, New Zealand. Common names: Chinese Rowan or White-fruited Rowan Origin: China ~ Note: the colourful foliage is from a neighbouring plant.... Continue Reading →

Forum Cafe

Forum Cafe is in the town of Milton, a busy working town with the main highway running through the centre of town and lots of big trucks travelling through. Happily Milton has a lovely cafe with friendly staff and walls covered in bright murals. We've taken to breaking our journey there when going to Dunedin... Continue Reading →

Apples and Pears

Early autumn in Central Otago; we drove to Roxburgh yesterday, finding a beautiful apple orchard at Ettrick and a pear orchard at Millers Flat. New Zealand. 19 March.

Teviot Woolshed

We were driving a gravel road near the small settlement of Millers Flat when we hurriedly pulled over to look at a strange ruin lying in a farm field. My last post's photo, 'Summer View, Millers Flat' was taken just after we'd got out of the car. Here's the rest [out-of-frame in the 'Summer View'... Continue Reading →

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 →

30 Years Wed Today

Celebrated 30 yrs wed today! 1. Moa at Moa Flat's all dressed up. 2. Lovely lady owner at Monte Christo Gardens gave us an enormous punnet of strawberries 'because it's a special day'. 3. We happily photographed Wild Flowers. 4. Then treats at Post Office Cafe & Bar. ~Central Otago, New Zealand. Text by Liz,... Continue Reading →

Apple Harvest

Returning from Roxburgh on 17 April, I asked Nigel to stop and park by an apple orchard at Ettrick so I could take photos. Actually I took a lot.. it was hard to know how to get decent photos from this nice but fairly ordinary scene. The workers had finished for the day so I... Continue Reading →

Orange Passionfruit

When we visited Dunedin Botanic Garden in May and again in June, the orange fruits on our native passionfruit vine were beautifully displayed at the front of the propagation facility. All of my photos were taken 12 June. The second photo, taken by Nigel, may have been taken in May. Dunedin, New Zealand. Click on... Continue Reading →

Native Garden

The native collection in the Dunedin Botanic Garden is simply outstanding. We regularly visit in order to enjoy the beauty and learn about the various species. They have an amazing variety of native plants, including many that we don't normally see because they don't naturally occur in the south. New Zealand. Click on any photo... Continue Reading →

Autumn Rosehips

From 19 May, rosehips from Dunedin Botanic Garden; they're another joy of autumn! New Zealand. The first and last photos are of a hybrid musk bred by Pemberton, 'Kathleen' UK 1922. A NZer on twitter today wrote 'friendhips' instead of 'friendships' and now I can't help thinking of rosehips as 'friendhips' 🙂 Click on any... Continue Reading →

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