Shower of Gold

Beautiful golden native kōwhai flowers outside the RSA today. Appears to be a deciduous form, that's what caught my eye first about a week ago - all these flowers and no leaves! We've had a few wintry days but it's still looking gorgeous. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. Click on any photo to enlarge. Blossom... Continue Reading →

Museum Garden

Just up our street is a vintage machinery museum holding a lot of tractors (many of them operational) and a working steam engine named "Stella" that they take to steam shows. One day when we went for a walk I had a look at what's in their gardens. I doubt the plants get much attention... Continue Reading →

Have you heard?

A poem/story. The verses accompany bird photos taken when we visited Maple Glen Garden on Sunday, 03 October [Southland, New Zealand]. The idea was inspired by Jake Owensby on twitter this morning telling how his wife Joy in a wordplay duel had coined “Poultrygeist.” It caught my imagination and after checking my photos I put... Continue Reading →

Snowball Blossom

Yesterday out for a local walk I was stopped by a beautiful sweet scent. I looked up to see these flowers above me! Street frontage of property with an old church. After an online search I'm fairly sure it's Sweet Viburnum or Viburnum odoratissimum ~Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. Click on either photo to enlarge.... Continue Reading →

Tapanui Trumpets

A few varieties of local daffodils that I photographed during our colourful spring wander on Saturday afternoon, 02 October 2021. All these were taken by the boundary fence of the flower farm. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. Click on any photo to enlarge. When I look at these, I think of ~Hark! The herald angels... Continue Reading →

Bright Spring

Plenty of golden yellow colour brightening our town in the gardens and along the streets. We enjoyed a lovely local walk on Saturday afternoon and I noticed afterward that many of my photos have yellow blooms which inspired me to use them in a 'Yellow' post 🙂 Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. Click on any... Continue Reading →

Pale Yellow

On Saturday we had an afternoon walk around town and I found plenty of spring colour to photograph. Here's some pale yellow subjects, an appetizer for a forthcoming 'Yellow' post. Local walk in Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand on 02 October 2021. Click on any photo to enlarge. Q. Tiny flowers breaking out, the starry... Continue Reading →

Fowl Business

Fowl business: if you've ever seen a guinea fowl rushing along, apparently compelled by extreme urgency, they're very funny! Happened several times today at Maple Glen Garden in Southland, New Zealand. And by the way, they can be noisy! ~pics taken when they were more chilled out. Click on any photo to enlarge. Committee meeting... Continue Reading →

Interesting Locals

We met these animal locals on a walk yesterday to the edge of town. I took lots of spring flower photos, there were way more flowers in bloom than I expected. Flower photos later. ~Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. In the second sheep photo the mum-sheep is actually poking her tongue at me .. rude!... Continue Reading →

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