Chipping Away

Today's been a good day. Cut Above Tree Services arrived to cut some bigger trees on our property down to size. Our primary problem was an overgrown golden macrocarpa claiming too much space and dominating our frontage. Connor and Matt dealt decisively with this and other concerns and, bonus, they were relaxed about us taking... Continue Reading →

Birthday Fun

Birthday fun yesterday.. a trek through thyme-strewn Bannockburn sluicings to Stewart Town where the old stone house also boasts an old orchard +lilac bush! The first pic also has California poppies. And earlier, I'd enjoyed a whirl on this twirly thing in a Cromwell playground. Central Otago, New Zealand.

Birthday Time

Birthday time.. mine! I found this giant sundial this morning in Cromwell, Central Otago. Nigel 6'3" is with the dial in the 2nd photo. Hardly any roses are out yet and yet I found a "Celebration" rose! Plus the mountain clock way above Alexandra - which I photographed on our way here on Saturday. “So... Continue Reading →

Huge Tulip Fields

We were driving around the Edendale area looking for tulip fields and hit a bonanza when we saw there was colour up this gravel road. The bands of colour went on and on! It was simply amazing. Multiple huge fields, all planted in tulips. Southland, New Zealand. 22 October.

On The Bright Side

Another huge striped tulip field - I'd walked along my side of the fence to the far end, looking at the colours and taking photos with the aim of reaching this bright colour stripe that I could see at the end. Unbelievable colour but it's for real, and alongside were some very pretty pink-and-white tulips.... Continue Reading →

Daffodil Hillside

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 →

Daffodil Joy

Family at picnic table, historic daffodils at historic Black Horse Brewery site; Weatherstons near Lawrence. Clutha District, New Zealand. 02 Oct.

Way To Go

East Roxburgh, Central Otago, New Zealand. Three photos taken while we were wandering along Commissioners Track, and I spotted the windsock as we headed toward Millers Flat. 09 Oct 2022.

Modest Cabbage Tree

Photos of the two of us having a wander yesterday, and a very cool-looking 'clothed' native cabbage tree, found when exploring alongside Commissioners Track, Roxburgh East in Central Otago. New Zealand. The lower section of the track has extensive blocks where native trees and shrubs have been planted, some parts quite intensively, and others scattered.... Continue Reading →

Daffodil Legacy

Hart’s Black Horse Brewery closed in 1923 and little but ruins remain today but.. there's daffodils! Starting in 1895, the Hart family planted thousands of specially-imported daffodil bulbs. This afternoon we drove to Weatherstons near the rural town of Lawrence and spent an hour wandering around the property. Afterward we visited the wonderful corner dairy... Continue Reading →

Plum Pigeon

After our chilly start to spring (cold wind, rain, sleet and snow) September 8th was much better, a gloriously fine day and I lost no time getting a load of washing 'done and hung'. End-of-day I trudged out to the line to get the washing, enjoying the melodious sounds of tūī song as I filled... Continue Reading →

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