Waianakarua River

North Branch of the Waianakarua River, below Glencoe Campsite. 13 April 2022.~near the small settlement of Herbert. Waitaki, East Otago. New Zealand. We were en route home and didn't have much time but after driving some rural roads and then a rough forest road we made it to the campsite. I was having a wander... Continue Reading →

Look At Me Now

Further to my recent post Only An Onion featuring photos taken 18 Jan, I've seen Allium pskemense again during a wander through the rock garden yesterday, at Dunedin Botanic Garden. It looks as elegant and stately as ever despite the inevitable changes that've accompanied our transition into autumn. New Zealand. ~looking at my photo and... Continue Reading →

Only An Onion

Only An Onion.. Allium pskemense. In the rock garden at Dunedin Botanic Garden, 18 Jan 2022. New Zealand. According to the plant label, this onion is from Central Asia.

Easter Meditation

This is a meditation for Easter that I've put together using four photos and words beginning with the letter 'L'. The first two photos are mine, the third arrived in my twitter feed yesterday, the last was in Ann Mackay's blogpost last Sunday NZ-time. Photos by others are used here with their permission. Click on... Continue Reading →

Whisky Gully Creek

This was our first walk into the Whisky Gully entry to the Blue Mountains today, just up the road from home in Tapanui. Delightful! Here's two of my first pics, taken near the start of the track.. Whisky Gully Creek. Good Friday, afternoon, 15 April. West Otago, New Zealand. Click on either photo to enlarge.... Continue Reading →

On Our Way

This lovely autumn afternoon we took time off to drive into Central Otago. First stop was Millers Flat for tasty treats from Faigans Cafe. Saw a cute old-fashioned cottage with lizard and butterfly decorations. Then on to Roxburgh. The bridge crosses the Clutha River to the town. We stayed this side though and crossed over... 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 →

Yellow. Makes. Me. Happy!

There's nothing like bright yellow to brighten the way! These pics of yellow daisy flowers were taken at Dunedin Botanic Garden. I took all.. except for the vertical context shot by Nigel. The first one with the shadows on the path, I took 18 Jan 2022. The others were all 20 May 2021. New Zealand.... Continue Reading →

Clutha at Roxburgh

The river photos are of the Clutha River at Roxburgh from a riverside path, Sunday 23 Jan 2022. The Māori name Mata-au references the swift surface current of the river. The rest of the photos were taken from a spot in a small section of pine trees where I paused to enjoy the nice setting... Continue Reading →

Orchard Shop

Fruitful Sunday yesterday, 23 Jan. We headed over to Roxburgh with books, intending to read and eat fruit. Visited this lovely place, south end of Roxy. Bought fresh cherries and apricots, back later for yellow and white nectarines. Great orchard shop! The lady was very helpful with answering my questions. Roxburgh, Central Otago, New Zealand.... Continue Reading →

Look into the Bush

When we visited Dunsdale Reserve yesterday there were many ferns and mosses along the way, edging the path, edging the stream, and growing as ground cover on the forest floor. Very pretty, even on a dull day. Hokonui Forest, Southland, New Zealand. ~ photos by me, except for the last lovely pic taken by Nigel... Continue Reading →

Back Country Visit

Drove 6km off Glencoe Highway through farmland and forest to Dunsdale Reserve. "A forestry road provides access to this attractive remnant of native forest, characterised by matai and kahikatea." We then walked part of the one hour return walking track into Hokonui Forest. ~05 Jan 2022. Southland, New Zealand This was an off-the-cuff exploration. I... Continue Reading →

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