Photo selection from the initial part of the bush walk at Black Gully Reserve, a very short drive from where we live in Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. These were taken yesterday in the early evening, not long before sunset. I chose to take photos of things that are very ordinary to me, so ordinary... Continue Reading →
In the late afternoon we drove to Black Gully Reserve near Tapanui and did a short bush walk. While we paused on the track, a fantail came to visit and flitted about us (as fantails do), chirruping to us all the while. They flit constantly from side-to-side so my shots are far from ideal but... Continue Reading →
Toetoes Estuary at Fortrose. Our photos were taken from the coastal clifftop. Fortrose is in the far south of The Catlins, Southland, New Zealand. The location is way down south, on the south coast of the South Island. From the clifftop you can see where the estuary opens out to the ocean - clearly seen... Continue Reading →
Common vetch (Vicia sativa) and New Zealand bracken (Pteridium esculentum). Photo taken by Liz, 21 Feb 2021.
And a trig point. No mistaking which direction the prevailing wind comes from when you visit the ocean-facing clifftop at Fortrose, Southland, New Zealand. South coast of the South Island. After initially investigating the clifftop edge area we noticed the severely wind-beaten trees and wandered over to investigate. Fortunately for us there was nothing more... Continue Reading →
Photos taken on a coastal clifftop at Fortrose when we visited on 21 February 2021. It was the first time we'd explored the oceanfront aspect of Fortrose and we both enjoyed it immensely. All photos taken by Nigel except the last one by me. The Catlins, New Zealand. Click on any photo to enlarge. Beach... Continue Reading →
These photos were taken on 05 March 2021 when Nigel and I were wandering around the lower level in the Dunedin Botanic Garden. There were still lovely roses to be seen and although most garden plants are now past their best it's always interesting to see them at their mature stages too. I didn't have... Continue Reading →
Bracket fungus and dense sprinkling of white spores. Native bush track, Black Gully, Blue Mountains. Tapanui, New Zealand. Found and photographed by Nigel 14 Feb 2021.
These red tussocks were getting blown around by very gusty wind when I visited Orepuki in Southland on 09 January 2021. They look especially soft and fluffy when in flower. New Zealand. Chionochloa rubra subsp. cuprea. Click on any photo to enlarge. Native flax in the background, also very windblown! Text and photos by Liz;... Continue Reading →