Lovely red apples on a private property on the outer edge of town in Ranfurly, Central Otago. I enjoyed a wander around the town while Nigel was out in a rural area on a client visit. 13 March. New Zealand.
Both of these photos were taken in the Moa Flat area of West Otago. The lead photo is one I took of roadside native tussock grass being blown by a strong breeze, I admired how lovely the long strands appeared as they were arranged by the wind into a horizontal position. We also found an... Continue Reading →
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.
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 →
Grain farm on Waimea Valley Road, the tops of the Hokonuis behind. Lovely drive through there today to Glenure, the big vistas are awesome! 01 Jan 2022. Southland, New Zealand.
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 →
We drove through Ettrick on 17 April, returning from Roxburgh. You may remember I shared rock photos recently from Rocky Roxburgh. Same day. Ettrick is a tiny settlement on our route, the last Central Otago town before we take the Moa Flat route home to Tapanui. The area is mostly orchards and farms. These are... Continue Reading →
Down south here, the whitebait season runs from 15 August until 30 November and that means I can find whitebait fritters. I've found that we can get awesome whitebait fritters at the Stirling Tides cafe at Fortrose so that is where we headed on Sunday. Whitebait are tiny immature fish and there's a whole seasonal... Continue Reading →
Waterblast art on a concrete wall in Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand. Nigel found and photographed this in early March 2018.
The medlar is a strange tree with a few uncomplimentary common names that aren't fit to publish on this blog. I like the name 'medlar' though, sounds old like the dodo. The flowers are pretty, the fruits are, er ... interesting (they give rise to the aforesaid uncomplimentary common names). The fruits need to be... Continue Reading →