Community Open Day

Yesterday I introduced you to a very bright and colourful community garden in South Invercargill that looks great any time of year. We saw a view that included the new community centre and shop where an 'Open Day' was taking place. I'd like to take you a bit closer to the action - its all... Continue Reading →

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Titan Arum: Part Four

On the morning of 04 February, 2018 we again turned up at the Dunedin Botanic Garden glasshouse to view the titan arum or corpse flower (Amorphophallus titanum). The three photos below are our final photos. See also:  Titan Arum:    Part One  |  Part Two | Part Three Photos taken by Nigel. Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin,... Continue Reading →

Titan Arum: Part Three

On the morning of 03 February, 2018 we again turned up at the Dunedin Botanic Garden glasshouse to view the Titan arum or Corpse Flower (Amorphophallus titanum). The following four photos show what we saw. See also:  Titan Arum:    Part One  |  Part Two Photos taken by Nigel. Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin, New Zealand **... Continue Reading →

Titan Arum: Part Two

On 01 February 2018 we visited the Dunedin Botanic Garden again and checked on the progress of the Amorphophallus titanum (titan arum or corpse flower). We were very nervous that the flower mightn't open before we moved house, away from Dunedin on 05 February! Just to be clear - this is an unopened flower. At... Continue Reading →

Titan Arum: Part One

Have you seen the 'Corpse Flower'? Earlier this year in our summer, at the end of Jan/early Feb, an Amorphophallus titanum at the Dunedin Botanic Garden flowered - much to the excitement of Nigel and I! We popped into the glasshouse every chance we could to see its progress and it flowered JUST before we... Continue Reading →

Recognise this plant? Once seen, never forgotten. I'll be posting more about this plant ... tell me via the comments if you know what the name of it is! And if you've seen one, please tell me about it and where. Photo taken by Nigel.

Ned Kelly Re-visited

When I was in Dunedin on Monday 21 May I paid a short visit to the Dunedin Public Art Gallery and looked at part of the 'World View' exhibition. Starting with 'Australia' I found that Ned Kelly was featured in two of the paintings on display, both by Sidney Nolan (Australian painter, 1917 - 1992).... Continue Reading →

Tea at Tapanui

Sunday 13 May. Dying to get out of foggy, grey, cloudy Gore;  decision at 2.20pm to drive to Tapanui hoping to find (a) Top Nosh still open and (b) warm, bright sunshine. Arrive Tapanui: Top Nosh still open [we were only in the nick of time] AND warm, bright sunshine So we sat down in... Continue Reading →

Pink and Blue Together

Enjoy these two bright and beautiful images where pink and blue reign supreme, featuring together to great effect! Thank you to both photographers for allowing me to use your images Aerial display, Malta International Airshow Taken by Anita (Malta) From:   WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge - Lines | 26 April, 2018 Blog:     Anita's Images Havana, Cuba... Continue Reading →

Tractor Power

Near the horse ploughing was the vintage ploughing. Here's a selection of shots from the vintage ploughing plus a couple of modern tractors that were in the static display. National Ploughing Championships 2018 at Thornbury, Southland, New Zealand. Photos taken Saturday 14 April 2018. John Deere tractor from the static display The tractor ploughmen were... Continue Reading →

Two Horse Power

This two-horse team with their two humans came from Middlemarch, Otago to compete in the National Ploughing Championships 2018 at Thornbury, Southland, New Zealand. Sean Leslie the ploughman began horse ploughing five years ago. Casey Rae drives the horses, she began in May 2017 and loves it. The Clydesdale horses are Anna and Nugget. Nugget... Continue Reading →

How many Horsepower?

The National Ploughing Championships is a big event for Southland and especially for Thornbury which is just a tiny place! For the competitors and officials its a six-day event. It was open to the public for Saturday 14 April and Sunday 15. Here's a photo selection to give you an overview of the event, from... Continue Reading →

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