Flocks of Mowers

During a walk at the end of March we were excited to find two species of mowers resident at our local golf course. The white species are commonly seen throughout New Zealand either individually or in flocks. The dark species are usually solitary and require shelter. Viewing flocks of both species in close proximity is... Continue Reading →

Flowers are …

Gram loved all flowers and often said that “Flowers are God’s love made visible.” The comment above was shared on a recent flower post of mine, from my dear American blog-friend Ellen ('Gem') who's a grandmother herself and visits some of your blogs as well. She always has the right words! Ellen doesn't have her... Continue Reading →

Stay In Your Bubble

In NZ it's clear we're to stay in our bubble. The instruction is:  don't nip out - "stay in your bubble". Communication is key and I want to share this information with you. Bubbles This spectacular bubble photo was taken by Mike Powell, used here with Mike's permission. It's from his blog-post  Through the eyes... Continue Reading →

I Call You

The pretty picture below is taken where I live. It's also a concept photo with a prominent rugby goal-post. Behind are the Blue Mountains, the backdrop to our town of Tapanui. I read a discussion this morning on an American blog where people were discussing what they could and couldn't do during lockdown. I was... Continue Reading →

SOLO SAIL

on a ship full of hearts. -- poem by Damien B. Donnelly. My choice of poem started with photos Nigel and I took last Sunday when we were in Clyde and unexpectedly found this lovely plant in flower, love-lies-bleeding -- special as we rarely see it. Isn't it a great name? Tonight browsing through Damien's... Continue Reading →

Christmas Day

We found this lovely nativity scene Christmas Day 2019 when we made a visit to St Patrick's Basilica in South Dunedin, New Zealand (Catholic). Beautiful church both inside and out. Redeveloped in the 2000s, officially re-opened 19 June 2016. Click on ANY photo below to enlarge. Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2020)

Indigenous Australia

I had little to offer in terms of indigenous perspective on the current bushfire situation but I thought you might be interested in the few stories I'd found. Then two more articles became available while I was still completing the post! STOP PRESS: Just as I was proof-reading my post I noticed a tweet linking... Continue Reading →

Train Trip Goodbyes

Dunedin Railway Station after our Taieri Gorge Railway trip on 29 Dec 2019. People saying goodbye, Nigel lining up to take a platform photo. New Zealand.

Valuing Visitors

Before midday today we arrived at our favourite motel in Dunedin which is right by the Botanic Gardens. I'd booked yesterday but they were quite booked up due to it being graduation weekend at the university so we were allocated a room that's new to us, in the older part of the motel. Well hooray!... Continue Reading →

Parting, by Jane Dougherty

We have a lot of big, braided rivers in the South Island of New Zealand. This is a photo that Nigel took in the summer of 2009 when we stayed in remote farm accommodation in the Canterbury back country. We did day tramps (hikes) into the high country environment. Very beautiful scenery. Jane Dougherty posted... Continue Reading →

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