Rock Face (do you see the face?) - Looks like an aristocratic man's face to me, in profile with nose toward the power pole. Lawyer's head? What do you see? Taken by Liz at Butchers Dam near Alexandra, Central Otago, New Zealand, Sat 02 June 2018.
I love New Zealand and this is where my heart is, but you just can't beat the colourful landscapes of Australia (not to mention the huge variety of colourful birds). I'm totally in LOVE with the colours of Australia! Some time ago I found an amazing blog by a couple of Australian adventurers and I... Continue Reading →
This long covered walkway has intrigued me when we've driven by on the busy city street. On 29 March I came across it unexpectedly while walking. It is the entrance to the Paediatric Outpatients. Dunedin, New Zealand. Photo taken 29 March 2018. Photos and Text by Liz; Exploring Colour (2018)
Its autumn in New Zealand and we were treated to a rare show on Tuesday afternoon, rare because we haven't seen much sun in Gore lately. Nigel and I decided to walk into town, our route taking us past a long cypress hedge that's very trim and tidy (it had a serious hedge-trimming a few... Continue Reading →
Shortly before I published yesterday's post of spring blossom photos from NYC, Damien from Paris published this wonderful poem on his blog Deuximepeau; Picturing Poetry. Here I share Damien's poem and photograph with his permission. The presentation here differs slightly to his own blog-post. From: The Burden of Beauty By Damien B. Donnelly | 14... Continue Reading →
Golden ash tree in Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. Photo taken by Nigel 29 Mar 2018, mid-afternoon. March is autumn in New Zealand.
Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. Photo taken by Nigel 24 Oct 2017 at sunset. Late October is springtime in New Zealand.
Today its my pleasure to share with you a perfect pairing of paragraph and photo, by PEPIX whose blog I started following recently. If you've ever been caught "between a rock and a hard place" or you're in this position right now, I hope this lovely post will encourage you to persevere. Don't Give Up!... Continue Reading →
While at Bannockburn, Nigel and I took a drive down Bannockburn Road and I said to him "I think this is the road that leads to the old stone woolshed, opposite the Nevis road". And sure enough we came around a bend and there was the woolshed. This woolshed is a very interesting structure with... Continue Reading →
In the gold rush days it was illegal for miners to remove the surveyed boundary pegs of a mining claim so the miners would work around them, leaving a pillar of earth under the peg. When visiting old sluicing sites you see these pillars standing alone - they kinda catch your attention. I had some... Continue Reading →
April 25 is Anzac Day when we remember soldiers who died in war and honour those who returned or are currently serving, a tradition since 1916. Anzac Day was initially gazetted as a half-day holiday and in 1921 was first marked as a full public holiday. ANZAC : Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, whose... Continue Reading →
I shared with you how much we enjoyed visiting the Post Office Cafe & Bar in Clyde, Central Otago. While I was checking out the garden bar I noticed a sign on a garden gate about accommodation next door. I enquired at the cafe about it and found the prices very reasonable. Now bear in... Continue Reading →