Local Autumn Walk

These are four remaining photos from the local autumn walk that we did in our town on 30 March 2020, soon after New Zealand had gone into Level 4 lockdown for Covid. I took the berry shots as we were on our way to the rugby grounds and I found the tile drain pipes stacked... Continue Reading →

Powderpuff Tree

Powderpuff tree / Calliandra haematocephala. I saw this in the Dunedin Botanic Garden winter garden glasshouse, sub tropical area on 26 June 2020. New Zealand. The plant comes from Bolivia.

Asters and White Butterfly

These photos were taken a few days before New Zealand went into the first lockdown for Covid-19, back in March. It was a beautiful autumn weekend and we drove to Central Otago and ended up in Ophir. Taken 22 March 2020. Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2020)

Alabama Nature, Consecration Colour

"The Rt. Rev. Glenda S. Curry was ordained and consecrated to serve as bishop coadjutor of the Diocese of Alabama on June 27 at the Cathedral Church of the Advent in Birmingham. She is the first woman to serve as bishop in the Diocese of Alabama." --from an article in the Episcopal News Service posted... Continue Reading →

Paradise on Pond

Paradise Ducks on the farm pond that I featured in my last post. These are more properly described as Paradise Shelducks (Tadorna variegata). They're exceedingly noisy birds, you can hear them in this recording. The male and female make different sounds, most often in unison! Endemic. Photos taken by Liz, 16 August 2020. Central Otago,... Continue Reading →

Sunset Surprise

This evening I glanced out the window and saw the outdoors bathed in a warm glow. I rushed to our west-facing bedroom window - the sky was alight! I grabbed my camera, shoved my gumboots on, and ran outside. Gorgeous winter sunset! Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand Winter Sunset in Tapanui Click on any photo... Continue Reading →

Shady Shore

Devils Bridge Wetland, Oamaru, Waitaki. New Zealand. This follows on from my first post... Devils Bridge Wetland. Photos taken by Nigel. Click on any photo to enlarge Further information (links) Devils Bridge Wetland - Tourism Waitaki Devils Bridge Wetland - Otago Regional Council Text by Liz, photos by Nigel; Exploring Colour (2020)

Devils Bridge Wetland

I haven't quite finished Oamaru... although I've shared all my photos there's a lovely set taken by Nigel to share with y'all! On the Friday afternoon, 24 July, there came a time when Nigel finished his appointments and I suggested we go for a drive into the country - a random drive with no prior... Continue Reading →

Well Mannered Gull

It was Friday midday and I was down the waterfront at Oamaru killing time while Nigel had a work-related meeting in a cafe in town. I got out my Panasonic Lumix camera to take a photo of the sea when I saw that this gull further down the railing was sidling quickly toward me along... Continue Reading →

Paradise Shelduck

This beautiful endemic shelduck has a large body like a goose and we see them often whether in city parks or farm fields. Wild ones aren't tolerant of disturbance and readily take off with both birds in full cry - they are very noisy with distinct male/female voices and both are very vocal. The duck... Continue Reading →

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