Cornus (dogwood) tree in Bannerman Park, Gore, Southland, New Zealand. Taken by Nigel on 20 Dec 2018

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Shadow of its former self. Part of an old bridge that once crossed the Mataura River. It sits alongside the newer bridge, at the town centre end. Gore, Southland, New Zealand. Liz, 22 Oct 2018 (morning)

To Labour or not to Labour

In New Zealand this is a holiday weekend with today, Monday, termed Labour Day. Unusually for Labour Weekend the weather has been fabulous and we've got out and enjoyed each day. Nigel's been so busy growing his business as a landscape architect that he rarely takes time off, its been great to see him relaxing!... Continue Reading →

Art Deco Beauties in Bluff (2)

There's no way you can miss this bright pink art deco building on the main street of Bluff, Southland, New Zealand. This is down south, right down the bottom of the South Island. The weather can be pretty bleak in Southland, a lot of grey sky in winter. Colour is welcome! I'm not so keen... Continue Reading →

Poem: Time in Two Hemispheres

Northern hemisphere folks in my experience are apt to forget their current time and season are totally opposite to our current time and season in the southern hemisphere...even those of us aware of this dichotomy can find it pretty weird! NB: Please view this on my Blog and not in Reader (for proper formatting) Time... Continue Reading →

Icy Looks

Very cool photos. I was intrigued by these icy illusions, each posted on their respective blogs quite recently. The first photo is taken by Steve Schwartzman from Austin (Texas, USA) and the second photo is taken by Ellen Jennings from the South Carolina Lowcountry, USA. ** Click on either photo to enlarge ** No flowers, buds,... Continue Reading →

BW07: Machrie Moor

Machrie Moor Stone Circles "is the collective name for six stone circles visible on Machrie Moor near the settlement of Machrie on the Isle of Arran, Scotland." - from Wikipedia The image below was created by Cybele Moon whose blog I've only recently found; she creates fantastic imagery. This is an infrared image to which Cybele... Continue Reading →

BW06: Honesty

Recently I came across a black and white photo of one of my favourite weed plants when exploring a blog that's new to me. The seed pods of Honesty. Occasionally I find them somewhere, always a delightful and surprising encounter! Honesty is also sometimes called money plant, silver dollar, dollar plant and moonwort. Its Latin... Continue Reading →

BW03: Wonder by Tina Schell

This is a reblog, in its entirety, of "Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Wonder" by Tina Schell of Travels and Trifles. Tina posted this wonderful discussion about black and white photography on her blog 08 July, 2018.

Beauty Series: Hazelwood

On this glittering May morning the sunlight bounces off the sea loch in bright fractal patterns. In the foreground sedge and grasshopper warblers natter and reel in the rushy pasture while a cuckoo sounds off from the top of a nearby rowan. Between the two, about half a mile away, is rocky ridge covered in... Continue Reading →

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