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 →

Misty Rock

Love how the low cloud softened the look of this big rock and I asked Nigel to take a photo. This was close by the side of the road as we drove from Moonlight to Middlemarch. Waitaki/Dunedin. New Zealand. Sat 29 May 2021. Click on either photo to enlarge. These large grass clumps will be... Continue Reading →

Downriver

The main river that's near to us is the Pomahaka River and recently I realised I wasn't too familiar with its course so one afternoon I suggested we drive downriver from our nearest contact point with the Pomahaka. West Otago and Clydevale, Clutha District, New Zealand. I took these photos 19 Feb 2021. Click on... Continue Reading →

On The Verge

Colours of weeds on the road verge alongside the East Roxburgh to Millers Flat road. We stopped twice along the road. At the first stop I also took the Dill Dill Dill photos featured in a recent post. Central Otago, New Zealand. Pics taken 23 January 2021. Click on any photo to enlarge. Text and... Continue Reading →

Dockweed

Dock, dockweed, dock weed. Common weed but has its own beauty. These photos were taken on a roadside verge near Roxburgh, Central Otago, New Zealand on 23 January 2021. The first two photos show the nursery web of a nursery web spider. The last photo is another dock plant altogether. Click on any photo to... Continue Reading →

Shine

Kniphofia / red hot poker are common here, often by a fence or driveway. Southland, New Zealand ~09 Jan 2021. I love the yellow ones!

Windy Day Tussock

These red tussocks were getting blown around by very gusty wind when I visited Orepuki in Southland on 09 January 2021. They look especially soft and fluffy when in flower. New Zealand. Chionochloa rubra subsp. cuprea. Click on any photo to enlarge. Native flax in the background, also very windblown! Text and photos by Liz;... Continue Reading →

Reshaping

We headed south-west to the coastal town of Riverton on Saturday 09 January. Nigel worked for a couple of hours, the rest of the day was ours. Crazy weather, constant cycle of sun, showers and heavy rain. Still got a few pics 🙂 Good to have a day away from social media and news ..... Continue Reading →

Red Tussock

One of my favourite native landscape features down south here is red tussockland, there would have been vast swathes of them in the old days. This is a red tussock conservation area in Southland, Nigel took the photos last week when he needed to visit the Mossburn area for his work, he is a landscape... Continue Reading →

Tussock, Hills and Sheep

These are the last photos I'm sharing from when we drove to Waikaia from Tapanui last Saturday 13 June, such a beautiful day! Southland, New Zealand. I'm going to take a bit of a break from blogging for a while, probably just a few posts here and there on a random basis. I'll keep an... Continue Reading →

Distance

Distant view brought closer using the zoom lens. Central Otago on a bright afternoon, New Zealand. Taken 22 March 2020 (autumn in NZ). Near Ophir.

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