Roxburgh Cottage

Cute cottage we found on our 2nd-to-last visit to Roxburgh. On Saturday we had another look and the tamarisk tree was now in flower as well as the wisteria so I decided to take photos. Central Otago, New Zealand.

Bountiful Blossom

Spring blossom is a wonderful blessing, especially after the bareness of winter. Just as well I did my little photo trip up our street on Friday though; now it's set in rather wintry again! But I have my photos, and flowers in vases, so all is good. The first photo below is the church blossom... Continue Reading →

Spring Vases

Spring daffodils from our property. There's various daffodil bulbs in parts of our section, established by previous owners. Late yesterday I picked the best into a bucket and put them in vases before going to bed. I'm not big into bringing flowers inside but bad weather was forecast hence the 'harvesting'. An unexpected bonus.. I've... Continue Reading →

Daffodils and Jug

Local daffodils in a pretty jug that I purchased when I lived in Dunedin. The jug is by Rosemary McQueen and I have a small matching bowl, both bought on a visit to the Stuart Street Potter's Co-operative. They're special as the artist produces maiolica (or majolica) ware. [The link goes to a blog article... Continue Reading →

Hope springs eternal

A couple of days ago we walked over to the flower field to check on the daffodils and a young woman was already there, picking flowers by the fence. Turns out she's the new owner. We're immensely happy that these flowers are going to be used commercially again. She was lovely and gave us a... Continue Reading →

Hot Cinnamon Sunset

This tea is new to us and immediately became a great favourite. We'd stopped at a cafe in Roxburgh on Nigel's birthday and he'd chosen to have this with refreshments. We both liked it so much I asked if they sold it and that's how we came to own this very attractive tin of tea.... Continue Reading →

Fun Front Fence

When we were over on the East Coast last week we spied this eye-catching front fence decorated with critters, and flowers. Adorable! South Island, New Zealand.

Gracious Homestead

We recently happened upon this beautiful old homestead that dates back to 1906 while aimlessly driving out in the country on a back road. No historic signs or anything, just a privately owned beautiful old house. The owners were lovely and allowed us to have a look at their garden area around the home. Prior... 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 →

Shape of a Smile

I was intrigued by this friendly old house at Colac Bay, Western Southland, New Zealand. Initially I noticed the quizzical eyebrows but didn't notice the Mona Lisa 'smile' until I did the editing 🙂 What you may think is an odd-looking tree is a native cabbage tree or Cordyline australis. If you're from the UK... Continue Reading →

Nature’s Magic Tricks

Surprise tricks played on us by Nature who blasted us with freezing cold Antarctic wind when we were already a month into Spring. Our town is blanketed in thick white snow. Nigel took these photos at home (later in the morning than the ones I posted earlier). We've seen a lot of chopping and changing... Continue Reading →

Crossan’s Cottage 1865

Driving along the Roxburgh East Road through the Teviot Valley, I spotted this gorgeous old stone cottage down below. Nigel stopped so I could get photos. Looking for more information I found a Facebook media-set of photos taken 04 October 2015 and was amazed to find the cottage was just a derelict ruin then! Someone's... Continue Reading →

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