Paradise Shelducks by Lake Dunstan. Central Otago, New Zealand. 23 April
Glow in the Grass
Volunteer yellow pansy in our front yard. Tapanui, West Otago. New Zealand
We drove past this property on Sunday and as we whizzed past I realised we'd just gone by a boundary frontage planted in white Agapanthus, blooming nicely. This morning Nigel took me back so I could get photos. It's a tiny locality not far from Tapanui, rural with 2 or 3 residences and a hall,... Continue Reading →
Colours Lined Up
Dunedin Botanic Garden, colour beds and knot garden. Photos taken 15 January. New Zealand
A weathered but wonderful playground at Black Gully Reserve, near Tapanui. West Otago. New Zealand. 28 December.
As I write it is the evening of January 06 here in New Zealand. This afternoon we've experienced an extraordinary thunderstorm that came upon us very suddenly with much drama - big lightning, crashing thunder, strong wind and driving rain from the east which is rare here. Water even seeped into the passage under the... Continue Reading →
Today's been a good day. Cut Above Tree Services arrived to cut some bigger trees on our property down to size. Our primary problem was an overgrown golden macrocarpa claiming too much space and dominating our frontage. Connor and Matt dealt decisively with this and other concerns and, bonus, they were relaxed about us taking... Continue Reading →
First three photos taken in Earnscleugh as we were en route to Cromwell, 29 October. Through Cromwell Gorge we crawled along as rain bucketed down.. we hurriedly unpacked at our motel. Later when quieter I took the last photo, from outside our motel unit. Central Otago, New Zealand. Beautiful lilac hedge and stone wall partnership.Lovely... Continue Reading →
Oh The Roses
Some o' the roses alongside a former Methodist church near Old Cromwell Town, Central Otago, New Zealand. And the surrounding stone wall. 09 November.
Irises along a fence, private property in Roxburgh. Central Otago, New Zealand. 29 Oct. By me, except 3rd pic with lots of buds taken by Nigel.
The radiant colour of these bright daisy flowers adorn the grass frontage of a Roxburgh private property in Central Otago, 29 October. We had a bit of a poke around Roxburgh before driving further into Central. Folks in Roxburgh grow a wide selection of garden plants, appears there's many keen gardeners in the town! New Zealand.
Lovells Flat Church
We've lived down south for years now and I never knew about a gorgeous rural church among farm fields at Lovells Flat! I spotted the steeple today while we were driving, and by returning to a gravel side road we'd just passed, we were able to make it to the church. This is a Presbyterian... Continue Reading →