Colours and Cobwebs

Celebrating our southern autumn and adding a bit of balance to all the spring fever from the northern hemisphere.. the final photos from my Wednesday walk up the street plus a shot of cobwebs strewn along our little box hedge on a recent dewy morning. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand ... And then suddenly it... Continue Reading →

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Bedroom Lightshade

The last occupants of our new home were artists and worked in stained glass and in pottery. The couple have gone into care and we've inherited some of their work. Our bedroom lightshade is one example. It sits beneath the light-bulb and therefore dims the light. Having always favoured brightly lit rooms I had no... Continue Reading →

Agapanthus Magic

We've MOVED to Tapanui from Gore and now live just up the road from  Top Nosh. We're in a small, cosy cottage that we own (as opposed to the larger more modern homes that we've rented). Tapanui is a small rural town that we've wanted to live in for a long time - we're both... Continue Reading →

Complementary

Native grasses at Queens Park, Invercargill were looking really great on March 02, 2019 when we visited. Here's a grass that deserves its place as the centre of attention complemented by some lovely native Hebe foliage colours and textures (now called Veronicas much to my irritation). Photos taken by Liz. Southland, New Zealand Native New... Continue Reading →

Shadows Under the Eye

The Eye refers to a tree with an all-seeing eye, located in Queens Park, Invercargill. Under the eye, shadow patterns cast their lacy looks across the lawn. Southland, New Zealand. Most photos taken by Liz 02 March, unless otherwise stated. Shadows Under the Eye This first image is cropped from a photo I took 02... Continue Reading →

Waipapa Point, Ways(2)

Wild and free but beware the hazardous sea at Waipapa Point. More sea, more paths plus photos of severely windshorn trees, victims of gale salt-laden winds. The photos are taken by me 17 Feb 2019 except for the two close-up tree photos taken by Nigel during our 2014 visit. Continues:  Waipapa Point, Ways For:  Which... Continue Reading →

William Bee, Oamaru NZ

We found this delightful shop in the heart of the Victorian Precinct in Oamaru, full of colour and interesting things. Well worth a visit and the lady was fine about me taking a few photos for my blog. Their business name reflects the history of the building. William Bee General Merchants   |   website There's an... Continue Reading →

Take It Away

The gale winds in Southland are legendary and Nigel's advice is to keep your mouth shut - or inflate. Ha! The unrelenting gales shape trees into a permanent stoop, some have become well-known icons and a magnet for photographers. Photos taken 17 Feb. Not famous (yet). Southland, New Zealand Takeaway Bonsai -- photos by Nigel... Continue Reading →

Oamaru Thistle Sign

While walking down an Oamaru street we noticed an attractive "thistle" sign above an office building. I was interested in what the shadow would be like and asked Nigel if he would please photograph it in addition to me because he had his Olympus Digital camera and would capture more detail at a distance than... Continue Reading →

Wind Vane: Bell Tea

Nigel spotted this wind vane arrow on top of the  Bell Tea  building in Dunedin and took some photos for me, on 13 October 2018 but I never got around to doing the post! The hyperlink on "Bell Tea" links to another post I did about the same building on 28 May 2018. The building... Continue Reading →

Dracophyllum traversii

Pineapple tree, grass tree and mountain neinei are some of the common names of our native plant named Dracophyllum traversii. To see it in the wild you need to go for a reasonably serious day walk in order to get into the subalpine area where it lives. We've been to such an area in the... Continue Reading →

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