Stewart Town wasn't formally named as such. It was an outpost of historic Bannockburn and close to the gold mining activity. David Stewart began the stone cottage in 1873. In the first photo you can see an isolated corner of cob wall that once was part of a cob wall extension to the cottage. David... Continue Reading →
We've lived down south for years now and I never knew about a gorgeous rural church among farm fields at Lovells Flat! I spotted the steeple today while we were driving, and by returning to a gravel side road we'd just passed, we were able to make it to the church. This is a Presbyterian... Continue Reading →
Historic daffodils on the hillside at the historic Black Horse Brewery site out in the countryside at Weatherstons, a short drive from the town of Lawrence in the Clutha District. New Zealand. Here's a couple of paragraphs about the daffodils from a 2017 Stuff article. "The daffodils were first planted by Ben Hart senior in 1895, from... Continue Reading →
Family at picnic table, historic daffodils at historic Black Horse Brewery site; Weatherstons near Lawrence. Clutha District, New Zealand. 02 Oct.
They have a leisurely life.. these post people at Lake Roxburgh village, Central Otago, New Zealand. Interesting use of a street tree! 03 Mar 2022.
A few shots from a recent visit to Dunedin. A pretty little building facing the street and two photos from a carpark I explored - the same one where I found the intriguing No Exit sign. New Zealand, 15 March.
After leaving the Southern Farmers Market yesterday we visited the Queens Park gardens and had a wander around the rose garden, met a cute dog and her lovely minder, admired an outdoor glass table, and then relaxed at Buster Crabb before heading home. Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand. Click on any photo to enlarge. Dick Fry... Continue Reading →
Thyme and Californian Poppies (Eschscholzia californica) growing wild at Butchers Dam near Alexandra, Central Otago, New Zealand. Taken by Nigel 27 Oct 2018
We saw this amazing schist fence post with holes drilled for the wires, about ten years ago when driving through Macraes in East Otago - same general area where we found Butter and Egg Road. Otago is a fascinating region to drive around in - I could be on the road for months and not... Continue Reading →
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 →
Near Bluff there's a tiny settlement called Greenhills and we took a little detour there to drive the short distance to Colyers Island. The small island is in private ownership. You soon leave the Greenhills settlement behind and then find a rural beach area with harbour views and of course, Colyers Island. Photos taken by... Continue Reading →
Last time we were in Bluff, we walked along part of the main street and one of the buildings that caught our attention was the Eagle Hotel. It prominently features the Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus, the Official National Bird of the USA that also appears on the Great Seal of the United States. With Hurricane Florence... Continue Reading →