Umbrella Mountains from Moa Flat

These three photos were taken from Moa Flat, same location as the photos in my last post  Moa Flat in Winter. This time Nigel is facing west to the Umbrella Mountains. I asked him to take photos as the snow patterns on the slopes were lovely. Each photo shows the Umbrella Mountains, but further to... Continue Reading →

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Moa Flat in Winter

We stopped here to get some snow photos as we went through Moa Flat yesterday, on our way to Central Otago.  Here we're high up, before descending to Ettrick and then heading through Roxburgh into Central. New Zealand. These first two photos taken by Nigel 07 Aug 2019. Click on either of these photos to... Continue Reading →

Winter Now In Tapanui

Just reminding you northern hemisphere folks that it's not sweltering hot everywhere in the world. I'm trying hard to ignore all the white stuff around our house that fell overnight. I love the snow up on the mountains, that's beautiful. Not so keen on it lying all around our house! It fell overnight and we're... Continue Reading →

Blue Mountains, Tapanui

It's three weeks since we moved to our recently purchased cottage in Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. Today was a beautiful autumn day and I went for a walk up our street, following it until I reached the outer edge of town. I took these photos of the Blue Mountains which dominate the landscape to... Continue Reading →

Which Way from Gore?

This roadside verge is where Nigel and I were taking the achillea, utility-thing and "spider" (actually harvestman) photos I've posted recently. Thanks to Mike Powell who through the comments got me learning about harvestmen. This verge is by Highway 94 aka Waimea Highway that heads west out of Gore. If you like to see a... Continue Reading →

Weathercock

Amazingly I've located another wind vane in Gore. I spotted it recently from the passenger side of the car as we drove down a side street. It sits on a shed roof on a private residential property. Wikipedia advises three names for these - weather vane, wind vane or weathercock. I guess this is a... Continue Reading →

Red Barn near Tapanui. Out on a country drive we saw this rustic red barn in farmland near Tapanui, Southland, New Zealand. Taken by Liz 20 Oct 2018

Butter and Egg Road

This is a road with a very interesting name! We found it while driving through the rural area around Macraes in East Otago (this road branches off from Macraes Road). Macraes is known for a long history of gold extraction and I believe the modern Macraes Mine is New Zealand's largest gold mine. These two... Continue Reading →

Art Deco Beauties in Bluff (1)

Art Deco beauties in Bluff? You bet! This little fishing community down south, port town for Southland, has some fabulous art deco commercial buildings in the main street and they're beauties! The colour scheme is 'interesting' but that's as it should be in this port town. Never a dull moment! We visited Bluff on Tues... Continue Reading →

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