Mother Amicus

In the "old rose" garden at Invercargill, the Jessie Calder Garden, there's a statue of Mother Amicus that looks pretty in November when the nearby rose is in bloom. I took this first photo 13 Nov 2018. Queens Park, Invercargill, New Zealand Mother Amicus "a sure friend in uncertain times" Click on either of these... Continue Reading →

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Jan 2019 Cover: Queenstown Elm

Would you like to take a look at my new blog "Dancing In The Current"? I've been working on it over the last 2 or 3 days and I'd love for you to see what I'm up to! I've set up the Home, Blog, About and Contact pages, and I've added "Follow" widgets in the... Continue Reading →

Cornus Flowers in Bannerman Park

Yesterday I posted a photo of a Cornus (dogwood) tree in Bannerman Park taken by Nigel on 20 Dec 2018. While we were there I found a good position for a closer photo of the blooms and Nigel also took a shot from the same place. Here are both photos with similar composition. Taken by... Continue Reading →

Cornus (dogwood) tree in Bannerman Park, Gore, Southland, New Zealand. Taken by Nigel on 20 Dec 2018

Hydrangea Pinks and Blues

We found these beautiful hydrangea flowers when we visited Gore Gardens on 20 December 2018. It was amazing to see varying shades of pink and blue blooms on the bushes. Ann Mackay from Suffolk UK published a colourful and informative hydrangea post only a couple of hours ago and it prompted me to get mine... Continue Reading →

Alstroemeria flowers brightly blooming even though the stem has collapsed to the lawn. Photo taken by Nigel this morning in our garden. Gore New Zealand

Summer Flowers

Here's some photos that we've taken of the flowers currently blooming in the garden of the property that we rent in Gore, Southland, New Zealand. Nigel took this photo a few hours ago from the bedroom above the garage. He's recently pruned the camellia balls back into spheres after their spring-flowering and subsequent growth. Its... Continue Reading →

Heart of Gold

These striking lilies were blooming in the Gore Public Gardens when we wandered through on the evening of 20 Dec 2018. The white flowers, with golden centres like melted butter, were very eye-catching. Nigel took these lovely photos and I've cropped them for maximum effect. The first photo can be enlarged - please click on... Continue Reading →

Plough Wind Vane

We were leaving Tapanui last night when we drove past a particular property and I spotted a wind vane! I haven't seen any for a while so it was exciting to find this one. In addition to the plough wind vane there was a plough on the garage roof and a novelty letterbox that looked... Continue Reading →

Perching Orchid

When we were in Queens Park in Invercargill on 28 November, Nigel spotted this orchid perched in a tree on the main path. He took some photos as we both thought it looked attractive perched in the mature tree. I assume its one of our native orchids - we've seen plants just like this perched... Continue Reading →

Oat Toasting Ovens

I really like the old porridge factory in Gore and on 22 October I wanted a photo featuring the Oat Toasting Ovens side. Nigel and I were both there so we took photos and I also took a photo of the flowers in an island bed of the nearby road intersection with Gore's main street... Continue Reading →

Christmas Spirit

Earlier I showed you the first house in an Invercargill cul-de-sac where a number of near neighbours created cheerful Christmas displays that light up their lane. Here are the rest of the illuminations from neighbouring properties. Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand. Taken 07 Dec 2018 A resident at the end of the cul-de-sac had lights coming... Continue Reading →

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