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.

Sunshine

You Are My Sunshine! ~photo taken yesterday at Turquoise Cafe, Ettrick (orchard area between Millers Flat and Roxburgh); the cafe's in what used to be an orchard packing shed. Lovely cafe! Central Otago, New Zealand.

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 →

A Fine Gorse Bush

We walked Commissioners Track yesterday, at East Roxburgh near the hydro dam. Lovely gorse flowers, shame it's a very bad pest plant here in NZ! I have to admit though, the bright yellow flowers sure brighten up a winters day. And I took a pic of Nigel on a lower part of the track as... Continue Reading →

Forum Cafe

Forum Cafe is in the town of Milton, a busy working town with the main highway running through the centre of town and lots of big trucks travelling through. Happily Milton has a lovely cafe with friendly staff and walls covered in bright murals. We've taken to breaking our journey there when going to Dunedin... Continue Reading →

View from Braids Hill

On 25 March we were heading home from Dunedin and I asked Nigel to pull in to an easily missed carpark at the bottom of this hill, then we walked up a way to a Beach Access walkway that I've seen many times before when we drove up the hill. It looks very inviting because... Continue Reading →

Gently In Their Beds

I've often heard that "birds of a feather flock together" and so can colours! My post today features two photos looking down on the colour beds of Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. These two pics were taken 18 January. The first is mine albeit heavily cropped to show more detail. The second is Nigel's, lightly... Continue Reading →

Together

Together.. coffee and dessert at Howl at the Moon restaurant/bar in Gore, Southland on 10 Feb, all four photos by Nigel. The desserts were yummy! The red pic is pōhutukawa flower 'bits' strewn all over a path, cropped from a photo Nigel took at Dunedin Botanic Garden on 28 January. New Zealand. desserts: Chocolate and... Continue Reading →

Summer Hours

Pre-valentines pics; lovely summer day in Dunedin Botanic Garden on 18 Jan 2022. The golden yellow Achillea were in the long border opposite the colour beds, near the main gate. The other photos were taken part-way up the hillside by the Cedars of Lebanon Grove [post I did 06 Nov 2017]. below: first two pics... Continue Reading →

an angel is here

Today I saw an angel's fishing rod and an umbrella. ~surely an angel rests here.Dierama pulcherrimum /cafe roof, Dunedin Botanic Garden. New Zealand

On Track

Reporting on our Covid elimination effort, as well as sharing walking track photos from Black Gully Reserve, Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. Today was our big chance, for people outside of Auckland/Coromandel, to perhaps have our alert level reduced with the big announcement by our PM Jacinda Ardern scheduled for 3pm. I thought there might... Continue Reading →

Evergreen

The bird aviaries and the Australia plant collection share the same general area at Dunedin Botanic Garden, they're always fun to visit. Among the bird mix are various Australian cockatoos, and macaws; the noise can be pretty raucous! Dunedin, New Zealand. Visited 29 A

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