Wyndham Windmill (and more)

Leaving Wyndham, we decided to take the Wyndham - Mataura route and I'd completely forgotten about Windmill Corner! Nigel stopped for me to take a quick shot or two. [This blog-post continues yesterday's post]. Here are some photos taken back in town before we left: first up, my photo of the Four Square supermarket in... Continue Reading →


What’s it like in Wyndham?

Wyndham is a rural village in Southland that I've always had a bit of a soft spot for. When we lived in The Catlins we often stopped at the dairy in Wyndham for a burger. They did great burgers and it was a convenient place to stop and have refreshments when going on a drive.... Continue Reading →

Some Tough Characters in Alexandra

The characters I'm introducing to you today are tough plants. They tough it out in a dry climate that's hot in summer and cold in winter, and most of them you'd be just as likely to call weeds. But I find it interesting how they thrive in such a dry, barren, rocky environment. And when... Continue Reading →

Arid Alexandra in Central Otago

Our journey home from Wanaka didn't start till late in the day and when we got to Alexandra I suggested to Nigel that we break the journey there and take a motel for the night. The next morning after breakfast we drove to a lookout high above the town to take in the scenery. Central... Continue Reading →

Rustic Little Country Barn

This is a favourite barn of mine. Hadn't seen it for ages until we went from Gore to Lumsden on Sun 04 March. The barn is at Balfour. I love its simple shape and the view with the green silo at one end. The plants in the foreground are New Zealand flax. The first photo... Continue Reading →

Make Hay While The Sun Shines

These hay-field shots are taken from the same location as the earlier Hey Hey Hey images but this time by Liz, offering views of the wider landscape and surrounds (on our way from Balclutha to Gore on Monday afternoon 05 March). ** Click twice on any photo to see full-size ** The following photos were... Continue Reading →

Hey, hey, hey !

Large fields of round hay bales. I couldn't take my eyes off the beautiful scene. We were driving from Gore to Balclutha on Monday morning; the weather was dismal but the harvest scene was stunning. I told Nigel that I'd love to photograph the scene for a blog post and title it "Hey, hey hey... Continue Reading →

Hedge partially erased by fog near Balfour in Southland, New Zealand. Taken during a morning drive from Gore to Lumsden. Photo taken by Nigel Sat 03 Mar 2018.

Raised vege beds and caged cherry trees at Riverstone Kitchen, north of Oamaru. Taken by Nigel 09 Dec 2017. North Otago, New Zealand

Willow, Wicker and Weaving

Riverstone Kitchen has extensive beautiful and functional gardens surrounding the restaurant, retail buildings and carpark. Nigel gave me free rein on the photos he took so despite losing mine in yesterday's laptop disaster I can still share some of the experience. This post continues my previous post Dot's Dream Castle so you can find more... Continue Reading →

Silage bales in yellow silage wrap. Viewed as we were driving between Waihola and Dunedin, New Zealand. Taken 06 Dec 2017.

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