Crazy Pine Needles

As we were leaving Bannerman Park on Sunday afternoon I spotted these odd-looking bunches of pine needles and thought I'd try taking pics looking up at them from below. This is a large pine tree so it has lots of these bunched needles! Gore, Southland. 18 Sept. New Zealand. By the way, I've previously posted... Continue Reading →

The Vicarage

It's Sunday as I write this and I thought I'd post these shots of 'The Vicarage' that we took in Milton on our way home in autumn, 25 March 2022. There's a church next door, and a number of big trees are present on the two properties. Clutha District, New Zealand. Nigel took the 2nd... Continue Reading →

Religious Observance

"Religious observances—I've often thought that's a wonderful word, observance. What's religious about it is that you're observant, you're keeping your ears, eyes and heart open for the presence of God." --Frederick Buechner The quote is from a 2002 article I read very recently in which the late Frederick Buechner was interviewed by Richard A. Kauffman... Continue Reading →

Rocks

One feature of Central Otago is a lot of rock in the landscape. I took a couple of rock photos when we walked the Commissioners Track at East Roxburgh on 06 August. My first photo was taken at the end of the track, as I wandered about looking at what was there. It caught my... Continue Reading →

Blue, Silver and Cinnamon

Three plants that grabbed my attention at Dunedin Botanic Garden on 07 May 2022. New Zealand. Love the colours and textures. The first two were in the Australia Collection and the third was nearby (but probably not Australian). The cushion bush is a plant I really love and I've grown a plant of it at... Continue Reading →

Bright Red

These photos were taken in autumn on 07 May 2022 in Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. Here's a small selection of plants that feature some bright red in their autumn appearance. First up is Fascicularia bicolor, the hardiest bromeliad in the world! When a rosette of leaves is about to flower the central part of... Continue Reading →

St Patrick’s Basilica

Photo selection from a visit on Christmas Day 2019 to a beautiful Catholic basilica in South Dunedin, two outside pics and two from inside. Redeveloped in the 2000s and officially re-opened 19 June 2016. I took several photos of stained glass windows although just one is shown below. They were made by the Munich firm... Continue Reading →

Crinkly-edged Leaves

Walking through the native area at Dunedin Botanic Garden on 04 April, I stopped and stared when I saw these Olearia leaves. They're so lovely and crinkly, and remind me of crinkle-cut fries! I'm not sure which species of Olearia.. paniculata, albida, angulata ??? ~they all look much the same to me 😀 New Zealand.... Continue Reading →

Ranfurly Station

Photos of the railway station in the town of Ranfurly in Central Otago, New Zealand taken 12 March 2022. In one of the photos you'll see plenty of bike racks ~although no trains arrive anymore, many cyclists enjoy a refreshment stop here while doing the extremely popular Central Otago Rail Trail. Click on any photo... Continue Reading →

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