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 →

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 →

Spring is nearly here

Had our first Covid vaccine shots in the early afternoon yesterday and later on I thought I'd take a walk, knowing I mightn't feel so good the next morning if side-effects kicked in. At the last minute I decided to carry my camera, not really expecting to use it, and headed in the direction of... Continue Reading →

Breath of Autumn

Back in autumn on the 29 March, I set off on a solo walk from our cottage, through local streets and out to the eastern edge of town where the Colchicum field is. It was a glorious morning and the natural world seemed infused with a special quality that compelled me to take photos. At... Continue Reading →

Autumn Miscellany

Ten photos taken in Otago/Southland in autumn, with one exception taken in early winter. All pictures I thought I mightn't use if I didn't collect them into a single post and get them online - hope you don't mind some variety! New Zealand. Yellow leaf that I liked the look of. In the tropical part... Continue Reading →

Autumn Love

Autumn nature photos from a local walk I did on 29 March, all taken in the vicinity of the Colchicum (autumn crocus) field, on the edge of town near the plant nursery. The dahlias are on the 'road' side of the fence that contains the Colchicum field. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. Click on any... Continue Reading →

Green and Gold

Mostly green and gold. Autumn photos taken 05 May in the late afternoon and near sunset, from a street on the outer edge of Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. Click on any photo to enlarge. ~ same tree taken again during the golden light phase close to sunset. The other side of the street, farmland... Continue Reading →

In The Spotlight

Recently we were driving back from Moa Flat toward Heriot when we got these dramatic views looking over toward the Blue Mountains at Tapanui. We knew the light wouldn't last long and Nigel quickly took a shot through the windscreen (1st photo below) and the other two were taken outside of the car. West Otago,... Continue Reading →

Bronze Flax

A week ago when we walked out of town and up the road through farmland, taking photos of trees with bare branches, I'd noticed how beautiful the bronze-coloured flaxes were looking. Most side-of-the-road flaxes are green but sometimes we see brown or bronze flaxes, and occasionally variegated forms. This one, with a few similar companions,... Continue Reading →

Evening Pastoral

Today we were blessed with another beautifully fine winter day and in the late afternoon we did a long walk, to yesterday's location but this time we walked to the end of the country road. I took these photos only slightly further along the road from where yesterday's were shot (the last photo shows the... Continue Reading →

Going Golden

This street is on the northern edge of town and on a good day in New Zealand that means the sunny end of town. After I failed to get a decent photo of the little red tree (mentioned in yesterday's post) I wandered along here and got busy taking photos. Very enjoyable! Tapanui, West Otago,... Continue Reading →

Autumn Rural

Driving home on 17 April, nearly there and just on sunset. I asked Nigel to pull over because I've been wanting to get a few photos of this large field of round bales - they're either hay or straw. Behind them (which is east) are the locally iconic Blue Mountains located right behind our town... Continue Reading →

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