Daffodil Legacy

Hart’s Black Horse Brewery closed in 1923 and little but ruins remain today but.. there's daffodils! Starting in 1895, the Hart family planted thousands of specially-imported daffodil bulbs. This afternoon we drove to Weatherstons near the rural town of Lawrence and spent an hour wandering around the property. Afterward we visited the wonderful corner dairy... Continue Reading →

Takeover Bid

The first three photos were taken by me at Moa Flat when we pulled over to photograph the kōwhai tree in blossom.. it was looking very fine in the end-of-day sunshine. West Otago, New Zealand. 10 September (spring). And.. the last photo, by Nigel, was taken back in April (autumn), at Wilden, which is a... Continue Reading →

A Blue Day

Wandering aimlessly along a path at Dunedin Botanic Garden I spotted a long line of blue colour through the trees and instantly became way more intentional in my direction, choosing paths that would take me to the lovely blue. 25 March 2022, autumn in New Zealand.

The Vicarage

It's Sunday as I write this and I thought I'd post these shots of 'The Vicarage' that we took in Milton on our way home in autumn, 25 March 2022. There's a church next door, and a number of big trees are present on the two properties. Clutha District, New Zealand. Nigel took the 2nd... Continue Reading →

Religious Observance

"Religious observances—I've often thought that's a wonderful word, observance. What's religious about it is that you're observant, you're keeping your ears, eyes and heart open for the presence of God." --Frederick Buechner The quote is from a 2002 article I read very recently in which the late Frederick Buechner was interviewed by Richard A. Kauffman... Continue Reading →

What The Light Found

Seven photos that I took on 25 March 2022 in Dunedin Botanic Gardens, New Zealand with the selection based on the theme of What The Light Found. In NZ March is the first month of autumn.

Take A Bough

They have a leisurely life.. these post people at Lake Roxburgh village, Central Otago, New Zealand. Interesting use of a street tree! 03 Mar 2022.

Both Sides

This post explores the unexpected pleasure of coming upon an interesting street and small public park just north of Roxburgh at Lake Roxburgh village where a hydro dam spans the Clutha River (the dam also supports a public road and you can drive to the other side across the top of the dam). So here... Continue Reading →

Every dog has his day

So they say.. and this one was having a 'reindeer' day. From my 2021 files, these photos were taken 24 December. The cute dog was running around with similarly 'dressed' canine companions near Millers Flat, and I took the rural landscape pics the same afternoon as we returned home via Moa Flat. New Zealand. ~... Continue Reading →

Canary Island Strawberry Tree

Love these gorgeous orange 'strawberry' fruit on Arbutus canariensis in Dunedin Botanic Garden, beside a path in the rock garden. We were there on 07 May 2022, autumn here in New Zealand. The tree itself is very pretty with nice foliage and a lovely pale tree trunk. I found an article about the botanic garden... Continue Reading →

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