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 →

Tapanui Living

These are from the big local photo-walk I did on 29 March. Poultry, cattle, magpies and a sweet pet dog that was out with his owner who was riding along the footpath on a mobility scooter. Bob and Buddy they were. Buddy's tail was wagging furiously although that's not apparent in the pic! Tapanui, West... Continue Reading →

Peacock and company

Peacock lazing in late afternoon autumn sunshine after a rainy day, and a little hen or bantam or "chook" hanging around - quite a busy little thing! Maple Glen garden on 04 April 2021. Glenham, Southland, New Zealand. Click on any photo to enlarge. Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2021)

Autumn Walk

This morning we made time to go for a walk from home, around some of the local streets. The beautiful blue-sky autumn day was too lovely to be stuck inside! Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. Click on any photo to enlarge. Animals. Friendly dog and art deco gate. Small lifestyle property. Geese preferred the chopping... Continue Reading →

Wild In Lawrence

Saturday evening I saw our PM was to do a Covid announcement at 9pm. That had to be bad so I watched. Auckland immediately into alert Level 3, the rest of NZ into Level 2 ('immediately' is my word but the new alerts took effect from 6am Sunday). Level 2 limits gatherings to 100 people... Continue Reading →

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

Sleepy dog lapping up the warm sunshine this afternoon; today was fine and sunny but nevertheless it was a very chilly winter day. We called into Forum Cafe in Milton on our way home from Dunedin. Our first visit - mainly because I was curious to see the mural paintings by Alice Muir aka Alice... Continue Reading →

Shoo Fly

I'm keen to announce my excitement that New Zealand had ZERO new cases of Covid-19 today ... yay!!! Obviously we're not out of the woods yet but it's a wonderful thing to have reached this point. Not having a relevant photo to accompany such good news, I thought I'd use a rather pretty fly on... Continue Reading →

Relish and Pickle having a Nap

Relish and Pickle napping in the shade, Hawthorn Den, Waikaka, Southland. I posted this photo in 'Just The Right Green' but forgot to include their names. New Zealand. Taken by Nigel.

Huffy Puffy

Introducing you to Huffy Puffy the handsome white male turkey that inhabits an animal enclosure at Queens Park in Invercargill. I've only posted a  Bum Photo  of this delightful bird before but during our visit yesterday he again came over to us and showed us his fine plumage. He doesn't seem to have much luck... Continue Reading →

Goat Coats

Cashmere fibre for cashmere clothing. A field day was held on-farm at Clinton on Saturday 24 August and we decided to go. We'd been in Roxburgh overnight so drove home and only had 15mins before it was time to drive to Clinton. The goats are an integral part of a 400ha beef and sheep farm.... Continue Reading →

Along For The Ride

Man's best friend was along for the ride on this steam engine that I was watching go by at the Southland Steam Engine Club rally at Brydone near Gore, 09 Feb 2019. I couldn't see the dog until the engine had passed me, then I caught sight of it on the back. After the engine... Continue Reading →

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