Weathered or Worn

Leya's challenge is for  weathered or worn. I still have some photos from when we attended the 60th Anniversary Rally of the Southland Steam Engine Club at Brydone near Gore on 09 Feb 2019. Southland, New Zealand. Photos by Liz Southland Steam Engine Club - Yard The club's based at the site of an old... Continue Reading →

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So Simple to Return My Book

I had to return a book to Invercargill Public Library today and its never been easier. You put your book(s) on the designated returns shelf and a nearby computer display confirms that the book has been discharged from your record. Other people who come along can then take the book out if they want to,... Continue Reading →

Community Library

Macandrew Bay is on the Otago Peninsula near Dunedin, New Zealand and we drove there on 18 January to check out a long-standing community library that's independent of the Dunedin City Library system. I'd seen some information about it on the Dunedin Library noticeboard and having read that it'd been established in 1878 I was... Continue Reading →

Little Libraries

This tiny library is at Macandrew Bay on the Otago Peninsula, near Dunedin, New Zealand. The locality is special, a small community right by the Otago Harbour. Handy to the city but separate, and not too far out on the Peninsula. We went there Jan 18 in search of their library (which we found) but... Continue Reading →

Southland Steam

The  Southland Steam Engine Club  are having a 60th Anniversary Rally this weekend at Brydone, not far from Gore. I've wanted to visit the property anyway - it has an old Dairy Factory on site. We spent the morning there and both enjoyed our visit immensely! The event is also on tomorrow (Sunday) Banner, strung... Continue Reading →

Colourful Clown

Today was Gore's annual rhododendron festival and Nigel and I wandered through this afternoon. Its held in the Gore Public Gardens and there was a range of stalls and quite a few people given the rainy weather we've had today. I noticed this colourful clown coming towards me and loved her amazing costume. Shadow the... Continue Reading →

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 →

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.

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