Touch of Gold

Willow bathed in late winter sunshine, Old Cromwell, Central Otago, New Zealand. Heritage precinct. Old cart and dredge bucket. Taken by Liz 08 Aug 2019.

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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 →

Art at the Dentist

My sweet tooth adores fudge and Wednesday afternoon, for the first time in ages, I bought some maple and walnut fudge. We went home and had a cup of tea, along with a toffee pop biscuit. Crunch.. what is the hard bit? Oh no, part of a tooth on my upper-right had completely broken off... Continue Reading →

Splendid Scooter

Approaching Gore Public Gardens yesterday on my way home I found this scooter parked near the gardens. I was captivated by its decorations, a scooter all decked out for Christmas. What a delight! Bow, baubles, tinsel and Christmas Tree. Gore, Southland, New Zealand. Taken by Liz 20 Dec 2018 MERRY CHRISTMAS AND BEST WISHES FOR... Continue Reading →

Which Way: Arrowtown

There's probably nothing that's more iconic of Arrowtown than the row of historic miners' cottages on Buckingham Street. This is a gold rush town and these cottages date back to the 1800s - I'm unsure of the exact date but we'd be talking 1870s to 1880s. Arrowtown, Queenstown Lakes District, New Zealand; photos taken by... Continue Reading →

Switzers Church and Cross

About 3km from the little town named Waikaia (in the middle of nowhere) that I've posted about before, there's the location of the older town that dates back to the gold mining days of the 1860s. The old town had to be moved three times because they kept siting it in the middle of gold... Continue Reading →

Pink, Gold and Green

Some attractive colours and lovely blooms that I photographed on Thursday 11 October 2018 at the Gore Public Gardens. This is springtime in New Zealand. Gore, Southland, New Zealand. Taken by Liz Rhododendron 'Chiara', or Chiara azalea Heuchera or Heucherella (not sure which) Dicentra spectabilis (the golden foliage form). Bleeding Heart More recently named Lamprocapnos... Continue Reading →

The Golden Boy. Golden Pheasant at Maple Glen Gardens where a group of these pheasants roam free. Taken by Nigel 15 Sept 2018. Southland, New Zealand

20,000 Wine Bottles

20,000 wine bottles in this bottle house standing tall in the small rural village of Waikaia, Southland, New Zealand. The big bottle is right in the centre of the village. If you look closely you can see the bottles have been carefully placed to create a patterned exterior. Its part of Switzers Museum and Bottle... Continue Reading →

Buttercups On Edge

Nigel and I walked into town together recently on two consecutive days. The first day I noticed these beautiful ranunculus or buttercup-type flowers and Nigel took some photos as I didn't have my cellphone with me. The next day they attracted my attention again and this time I also took some photos. We were both... Continue Reading →

Fruitless Fruitlands

Speargrass Inn is a beautifully restored historic hotel now operating as a cafe with separate B&B accommodation. We'd hoped to enjoy the cafe on our way back home on Saturday. The district where Speargrass Inn is located is called Fruitlands and we found the cafe had closed for the winter hence my title 'Fruitless Fruitlands'.... Continue Reading →

Golden ash tree in Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. Photo taken by Nigel 29 Mar 2018, mid-afternoon. March is autumn in New Zealand.

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