Three sheep by a cottage, Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand.

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NZ Autumn: Snow and Sheep

Stopped for road works, the view out my window. Some snow up top. Shingle Creek vicinity, north of Roxburgh. Central Otago trip to view autumn colour

The Good Shepherd

I wanted to share this wonderful beauty with you for Easter. In New Zealand it's now late afternoon on Good Friday - for many of you this post will be in time for your Good Friday. This is a reblog of  The Good Shepherd  by Candia from  Candia Comes Clean When I requested permission to... Continue Reading →

Dunrobin Hall Vane

On our way home to Gore from Central Otago we passed through a tiny rural locality named Dunrobin that has a very weathered public hall. I spotted a small arrow up on the roof. No idea if it still works but surely it's intended as a wind vane! For:   Weather Vane Wednesday Challenge - March... Continue Reading →

A Yarn About Wool

Sheep and wool. Sheep are everywhere in New Zealand. There's no shortage of wool either. Taken by Liz through a shop window in Oamaru. "The Woolstore". One of the Victorian commercial buildings in the Historic Precinct in Oamaru. These are built of Oamaru Stone (limestone) and are often referred to as whitestone buildings. Most were... Continue Reading →

Blending In – or Standing Out?

This ram and sheepdog eye each other warily from the top of their respective pillars, either side of a farm entrance gate on Hillfoot Road near Clinton, South Otago. The sheep and dog blend in, in the sense that real sheep and sheepdogs are common in rural New Zealand. They stand out by being set... Continue Reading →

Fortrose: Part Five

We'd walked along the beach and found a gravel road running parallel. We decided to do the rest of our walk by road and found there were plenty of interesting things to see along the road. Liz and Nigel, Sunday 05 August 2018

Ploughing Ahead

63rd National Ploughing Championships held in Thornbury, Southland, New Zealand. That's where Nigel and I headed on Saturday 14 April on a bright sunny day with a rather biting cold wind. Today's post is a light-hearted introduction but don't mistake the seriousness of this competition. In two of the classes, the winners get the opportunity... Continue Reading →

Hedge partially erased by fog near Balfour in Southland, New Zealand. Taken during a morning drive from Gore to Lumsden. Photo taken by Nigel Sat 03 Mar 2018.

Scenic Tour of Invermay (Dunedin, NZ)

Invermay is an agricultural research centre on the rural edge of Dunedin, near Mosgiel. Nigel and I were there on Sunday 26 Nov 2017 because I was hoping to see a research collection of Cordyline australis (the NZ 'cabbage tree') that they have on site somewhere. I didn't spot where they are but we were... Continue Reading →

Concrete Sheep And Real Lambs

Dunedin City Council are upgrading the Warehouse Precinct where developers are renovating many of the old warehouses into attractive, modern shop and office buildings. Currently the Council are working on a pedestrian-only zone in Jetty Street. I've been impatiently waiting for the installation of the 'sheep' bollards that I'd heard about. Yesterday's Otago Daily Times... Continue Reading →

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