Icy Looks

Very cool photos. I was intrigued by these icy illusions, each posted on their respective blogs quite recently. The first photo is taken by Steve Schwartzman from Austin (Texas, USA) and the second photo is taken by Ellen Jennings from the South Carolina Lowcountry, USA. ** Click on either photo to enlarge ** No flowers, buds,... Continue Reading →

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Sketching, LandArt and Unicorns

This post brings some cool to those of you in the northern hemisphere who are suffering in the heat. The photos below were taken in March 2018 in the UK when temperatures were a lot more chilly. The story and photos are by Katherine Owen whom I've only just started following. I just loved, Loved,... Continue Reading →

More Than Meets The Eye

Appearances can be deceiving. Don't judge a book by its cover. These sayings remind us that we all too readily jump to conclusions about people based on what we see on the surface. I'd add that even what people tell you about themselves isn't necessarily very helpful, especially if you don't know them well. Until... Continue Reading →

Winter Willow

On that freezing cold Saturday, 02 June, when we were on our way home through Central Otago, we passed these frozen willows. This was after we'd left Fruitlands and we were somewhere between Gorge Creek and Shingle Creek. Central Otago, New Zealand. The trees were right by the highway. - Photo by Nigel Some of... Continue Reading →

Pretty Damn Cold!

Alexandra remained foggy and cold on Sat 02 June. We stopped to take photos at Butchers Dam where the scenery was splendid but we didn't want to hang around for too long as it was very cold. We were parked by Lye Bow Road, a gravel road which is just off the main highway. The... Continue Reading →

Fire and Ice

Rose hips and hoar frost photographed on the second day of winter. We drove to Alexandra and in the afternoon on the way back to Gore we stopped in several places to take photos. These are taken at Butchers Dam near Alexandra. We literally parked on the roadside, scrambled up a bank, and found a... Continue Reading →

Speargrass Inn: Garden

Photos from the garden that surrounds Speargrass Inn at Fruitlands, Central Otago. We arrived at the Inn but they were Out (closed for the winter). This post continues Fruitless Fruitlands which included a rustic wagon. The beautiful pine tree below is near the wagon - you can partially see it in some photos. The pine... 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 →

Narnia found! At Lye Bow Road, Butchers Gully, Alexandra. Taken by Liz Sat 02 June 2018 in the early afternoon. Second day of winter here in New Zealand.

Christmas Snow

Christmas in New Zealand is in summer so I've been really enjoying photos posted by those of you overseas who have had early, or even rare, snowfalls. So I've put together a Christmas Snow post to celebrate and share your lovely snow photos that I've enjoyed so much. All photos used with permission. My leading... Continue Reading →

Five Eyes: Mike Powell

Everywhere, eyes are watching! Wildlife and animal photography often provide a wonderful view into animals' eyes and gives us a small insight into their world and their behaviour. Eye detail, colour, shape and pattern are interesting in themselves. Focused eyes of predator, wary eyes of prey, even just a curious glance - all can make... Continue Reading →

Nature Photography by Steven Kessel

I've been following Steven Kessel's blog for a while now and today I thought "I must share this treasure of a blog with my followers, right now !!!" and having received immediate permission to use four images for the purpose of recommending his blog, I've got straight to work. Actually, I've used five images -... Continue Reading →

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