Cabbage Tree in Gore

Although we see plenty of cabbage trees down south, we both really enjoy them. This is a very distinctive native New Zealand tree that looks like it came straight out of a Dr Seuss book. We see this particular cabbage tree often as its on one of our walking routes into town, on the edge... Continue Reading →

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Pure White Clematis

A spring highlight for me is the blooming of our native white clematis. Actually, its endemic - it only naturally occurs in the North, South and Stewart Islands of New Zealand. At this time of year we can see it blooming in areas of native bush (it displays at the top of whatever its found... Continue Reading →

Pink, Gold and Green

Some attractive colours and lovely blooms that I photographed on Thursday 11 October 2018 at the Gore Public Gardens. This is springtime in New Zealand. Gore, Southland, New Zealand. Taken by Liz Rhododendron 'Chiara', or Chiara azalea Heuchera or Heucherella (not sure which) Dicentra spectabilis (the golden foliage form). Bleeding Heart More recently named Lamprocapnos... Continue Reading →

Cornus nuttallii

This tree was a surprise find when I was in Gore Public Gardens yesterday. Those of you from western North America will probably be familiar with it because it comes from your part of the world. Western dogwood, Pacific dogwood and Mountain dogwood are common names. Cornus nuttallii is named after Thomas Nuttall who carried... Continue Reading →

Blossom and Me. We were walking into Gore on 01 October when Nigel paused to photo this blossom that now has company in the form of new leaves

Decked Out in Pink

On Saturday when Nigel photographed the rural moa sculpture he also took some very colourful photos of pink blossom in the Central Otago town of Alexandra. Beautiful pink blossom against a brilliant blue sky is a treat! These photos all taken by Nigel on 06 October 2018 (springtime in NZ) Pink Blossom in Alexandra All photos... Continue Reading →

Magical Moa

Moa Flat is a picturesque rural farming area in West Otago, between Gore and Central Otago. Sometimes we choose to take this relatively minor route because of its beauty. A local farming couple commissioned an artist to create a moa sculpture for a roadside portion of their property. Its a fantastic icon for Moa Flat.... Continue Reading →

Espaliered tree in spring bloom, apple tree I think. Photo taken from the street. For Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Things People Grow. Gore, Southland, New Zealand. 05 Oct 2018

Lovely floral display in the shade; maroon Hellebores teamed with blue Corydalis. Taken by Liz in Gore Public Gardens, Southland, New Zealand on 23 September 2018

Terrific Tulips

Couldn't take my eyes off these tulips when we were in Gore Public Gardens on 01 October 2018. Their bright golden flowers are showstoppers! Fortunately Nigel took some photos - his show the golden yellow of the blooms. I couldn't imagine a brighter yellow! I ditched my photos as they didn't capture the true colour.... Continue Reading →

Thistle Brand

This is the Thistle brand logo shown on the end wall of the Fleming’s Creamoata Mill complex in Gore, Southland, New Zealand viewed from Gorton Street. Thistle rolled oats and oatmeal were among the product lines produced in the mill. First photo by Nigel and second photo by Liz, both taken 15 September, 2018 Related... Continue Reading →

Which Way: Driving Home

On Sunday Nigel and I drove to Fortrose on the south coast for a lunchtime feed of whitebait fritters. We had a more leisurely drive on the way back and stopped at a few places so I could record some of the waypoints 🙂 Taking these photos was inspired by the Which Way Photo Challenge... Continue Reading →

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