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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Which Way: Bluff Harbour Entrance

Open sea to the right, calm day, but look at the white water in the harbour entrance. Channels are clearly marked, and at night markers are well lit.

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

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

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 →

Blue Fury

Check out  The battle of the rival Tree Agamas   :  two males duel over the resident female in a prolonged battle that rages up and down a vertical log and on the top of the shade-house. Their feisty encounters involve posturing, threats, hissing, tail-biting, and in the heat of the battle their faces flush bright... Continue Reading →

Dancing with the Daffodils

This post celebrates the daffodils we've seen during our amazing spring. I've drip-fed you an occasional daffodil photo but most have been kept for this post. Its been very windy and rainy here over the last couple of days so I'm keen to share some more YELLOW! And who doesn't like daffodils? I trust you'll... Continue Reading →

Why isn't spring called fall? Fallen magnolia petals on the grass. Gore Gardens, Southland, New Zealand. Liz, 23 Sept 2018. #InThePink for Square in September hosted by BeckyB.

Camellia stopped me in my tracks. Bannerman Park, Gore, Southland, New Zealand. Liz, 12 Sept 2018. #InThePink for Square in September hosted by BeckyB

Spring Cheer…

I wish to share some cheer - from the Southern Hemisphere! I almost feel guilty sometimes, to be posting about our beautiful spring when some bloggers in the Northern Hemisphere are expressing regret as the days become shorter. This is perhaps my most favourite photo of those I've taken to date. All my photography is... Continue Reading →

Chicken Of The Woods by Nick Hunter

Chicken of the Woods fruiting body, taken by Nick Hunter. "There are seasons, and then there are seasons within seasons. The final three weeks of summer that define the month of September provide vivid proof of the latter." This is just one of eleven photos in a fabulous roundup of late summer photos from Nick... Continue Reading →

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