Yesterday afternoon we took a rural drive along Switzers Road which follows a ridge through farm country and affords wonderfully extensive views to hills and mountains. Eventually we arrived at Park Hill Domain where I've previously taken a few photos from the road but we'd never driven into the public domain by the river. I... Continue Reading →
A weathered but wonderful playground at Black Gully Reserve, near Tapanui. West Otago. New Zealand. 28 December.
Round The Bend
A drive through rural back roads in Southland, Waikaka area. 29 December. New Zealand.
Into The Blue
Into the blue! Southland, New Zealand. 29 December 2022.
Here's a new intersection but still on our country drive of 01 January. First up is a gravel road, lined on one side with a long line of our native flax plants and they're in flower hence the tall stalks. After that are three photos of swirly field patterns. We're well into summer now and... Continue Reading →
The rural triangle intersection we found yesterday. Photos by Nigel, except the last one by me (my picture of the old kettle). Clutha District, New Zealand.
Driving through Tuapeka Mouth yesterday I saw all these wrapped bales in a farm field and immediately thought of Yayoi Kusama's art, her infinity rooms. Clutha District, New Zealand.
Road Not Taken (Before)
On the first day of 2023, we looked for a sign. And we found: sign, seat, kettle. Rural road in Clutha and a triangle island.
We went out for a country drive this morning, exploring some roads we hadn't travelled before. When we were well through our trip we came across this old building that appears to have been a farmhouse. Weatherboard house with corrugated iron roof. The front lower level has had its weatherboards removed and looks like it's... Continue Reading →
Except those that aren't. We were driving back from Central Otago via Moa Flat and through Edievale at which point I asked Nigel to pull over. The reason was this beautiful clump of yellow lupins flowering on the roadside verge with a weathered rustic shed behind the blooms. A few metres further along the road... Continue Reading →
Fine and Dandy
Roadside orchard at Earnscleugh, Central Otago, New Zealand ~29 Oct 2022. In the pre-storm light all the dandelion seedheads really shone!
Snow remnants from our recent spring snow. /1. Native red tussock, roadside. Moa Flat /2. Apple orchard and snowy ridge, Ettrick /3. Snowy ridge, farm, sheep/lambs, Ettrick /4. Cultivated farm field, snowy ridge. Moa Flat