When we were taking photos at Oamaru in the vicinity of the coastal railroad that separates the town from the Pacific Ocean, Nigel stepped a bit further out and got these photos of the coastline - north and south views. Taken by Nigel, 21 Jan 2019. Oamaru, East Otago, New Zealand Oamaru coastline, view north.... Continue Reading →
These barbs, thorns and spears were all photographed by myself and Nigel when we stopped at Moa Flat on our way home from Central Otago on 12 January 2019. Poking around outside is generally pretty safe in New Zealand but you still need to take care and stay alert. Our native nettle is a total... Continue Reading →
Stewart Island (Rakiura) in the distance, viewed from Bluff Hill. Foveaux Strait is deceptively tranquil. There's a cargo ship, probably a log carrier, and some smaller boats. Taken by Liz, 14 Aug 2018.
I visited Dunedin Public Art Gallery on 22 June 2018 and learned about a New Zealand artist who is completely new to me (even though she is now around 80 yrs of age). Her name is Marilynn Webb ONZM, "a nationally and internationally renowned printmaker". "Since the 1960s Webb has used her work to engage... Continue Reading →
Let's look a bit further at the surrounding area near the pillar of earth from my last post. It was a rough patch of ground with rabbit holes scattered everywhere. As I walked about, the rabbits themselves would take fright and run about helter skelter. Rose bushes were scattered around everywhere too; they're wild and... Continue Reading →
In the gold rush days it was illegal for miners to remove the surveyed boundary pegs of a mining claim so the miners would work around them, leaving a pillar of earth under the peg. When visiting old sluicing sites you see these pillars standing alone - they kinda catch your attention. I had some... Continue Reading →
While wandering around the town of Clyde at Easter we came across some relics from the old gold mining days and I'd like to share these photos with you. - Clyde, Central Otago, New Zealand. The most impressive size-wise is this gold stamper battery which was sitting on the lawn of a museum property (not... Continue Reading →
"Beauty surrounds us." Jalaluddin Rumi Many years ago I tried my hand at oil painting. The teacher was much too kind to tell me I had no talent, but I was smart enough to figure it out pretty quickly. Not being one to give up easily, I then turned to photography as my avenue for... Continue Reading →