Liking The Lichen

We were walking through Queens Park in Invercargill when I noticed this lichen was glowing brightly on the trunk of a pine tree. Loved the bright natural colour! Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand. Photos taken 26 October 2019 (Spring). I didn't edit these apart from resizing them. First photo taken by Liz and the second by... Continue Reading →

Black Tree Fern

This is my favourite of the various tree ferns we have in New Zealand. There's few to be seen down south but we know of a lovely example tucked away in Queens Park, Invercargill, Southland. We checked on it during our visit of 26 October. Black Tree Fern, Mamaku, Cyathea medullaris Our tallest tree fern,... Continue Reading →

Spring Magnolia Garden

The magnolia trees in Queens Park are wonderfully messy, exuberant trees in spring. The writhing branches are covered in bountiful blossom and soon large petals are scattered over the lawn. It's heavenly to wander among them, like being in fairyland. Some blossoms are scented.. this place is more like paradise! Magnolia Blossom in Queens Park... Continue Reading →

Japanese Garden Blossom

In Queens Park, Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand there's a small Japanese Garden that can be viewed from a covered shelter. It really comes alive in spring with the beautiful blossom. We were there Saturday 28 September. Blossom tree near the shelter. The following photos are views taken from the shelter. Text by Liz, photos by... Continue Reading →

Huffy Puffy

Introducing you to Huffy Puffy the handsome white male turkey that inhabits an animal enclosure at Queens Park in Invercargill. I've only posted a  Bum Photo  of this delightful bird before but during our visit yesterday he again came over to us and showed us his fine plumage. He doesn't seem to have much luck... Continue Reading →

Which Way, NZ Spring

This morning on a whim we decided to have brunch in Gore and then went on to Invercargill. At Mataura (just south of Gore) we found a row of cherry trees still in blossom that we'd seen a couple of weeks ago but hadn't had time to stop. They're neat to see because they're between... Continue Reading →

Warm Welcome

When we visit Invercargill we tend to end up at Waxy's Irish Pub where there's a warm welcome, good food and relaxing atmosphere. It's a bonus if one of the round booths is available! Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand. Photos taken Saturday 14 September 2019. Irish map on the ceiling! I heard the sound of a... Continue Reading →

Concrete Action, Part 2

These tall concrete sculptural panels are in the centre of Invercargill. When we took the photos on Saturday the panels were better lit by the natural light than we're accustomed to seeing. If you look carefully, you can see two small shelves included on the panels and these both have a Green Man. Nigel was... Continue Reading →

Upon My Word!

What do Paris and Invercargill (NZ) have in common? Very little so imagine my surprise when Damien published  a photo-post from Paris  and there was something I could relate to - a patisserie with an eerily familiar name. Familiar that is, to the name of a pie shop in Invercargill! Now dear reader, excuse my... Continue Reading →

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