Pretty Pine

We saw this pine tree with nice foliage and lovely cones alongside the Commissioners Track that we walked yesterday at Roxburgh East, Central Otago. There's a few different conifer species that've been planted in the vicinity and it was interesting to see them; there were more conifer species at the top-end of the track as... Continue Reading →

Berries, Rose Hips, me!

Cotoneaster berries and me taking photos of rose hips.. these pics were all taken by Nigel when we were at Lake Roxburgh Village looking around a semi-wild public park on 03 March, i.e. early autumn. Central Otago, New Zealand. These are the last photos from that visit but we've been over that way again today... Continue Reading →

Information and Inspiration

~are benefits of an excellent Botanic Garden! Whenever we're in Dunedin we stay near the Botanic Garden and spend as much time there as we can. These are four photos I shared on Twitter recently for a Botanic Gardens appreciation theme, showing they're much valued by Nigel for information and inspiration in his work as... Continue Reading →

Solved on Sunday

A mystery from yesterday afternoon solved today, thanks to a knowledgeable twitter contact. We were having a wonderful wander in a big open public park in Gore when we came upon a tree with colourful lobed foliage and smooth, small, ball-like greeny-yellow fruits. Lots of the fruit 'balls' had dropped to the ground - thousands... Continue Reading →

Festive Farm Field

Found a fabulous festive farm field at Mokotua! Take a look at the lead 'reindeer' LOL. Mokotua is near Invercargill, you drive through it en route to the Catlins (we were on our way to Fortrose). Southland, New Zealand. 16 December. Click on any photo to enlarge. The farmer even created a roadside viewing area.... Continue Reading →

Irises

There's an interesting public garden in Alexandra, Central Otago. On my birthday visit of 31 October there were a nice variety of irises to look at. They have a collection of irises that have won an annual award in America and a sign that lists their names for each year and what colour they are.... Continue Reading →

Forest Path

Native silver beech forest near our home. Is that Little Red Riding Hood? Oh no, just Liz with red hat and folded down hood with a red liner. Off for a wander on 23 May. Black Gully Reserve, Tapanui, West Otago. New Zealan

Stuff, by Harold Davis

As George Carlin put it in one of his most memorable routines, a house is nothing but a pile of stuff with a cover on it. In contrast, I suppose a home might be something more important than the mere stuff in a house, having to do with where the heart is. Since a home... Continue Reading →

Life is like a CAMERA

Early March I was in Balclutha wandering around killing time, waiting for Nigel who had business in town. And found this. The kind shopkeeper gave me permission to take a photo (gift shop on the corner near Cafe 55). I really like the words.. do you? Life is like a ... CAMERA Cropped image Here's... Continue Reading →

Feathers Aren’t Always Fragile

Wisdom from a Great Blue Heron chick in South Carolina, USA. Are you feeling small, vulnerable and powerless? Right now it's a fight for survival... find the inner mongrel. Be fierce! Keep building strength (be patient, it takes time). One day you will FLY Photos taken by Ellen Jennings from  Passing By Photo  and used... Continue Reading →

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