Bright blooms I couldn't miss, I took these photos at Alexandra public garden on 29 January. It was a very sunny, summer day and a beautiful day to be there but challenging for taking photos! Loved all the bright colours and the variety of plants in all shapes and sizes. Plenty of bumblebee buzz. Central... Continue Reading →
Today my new (not-new) dragonfly brooch took first flight, coming with me to Invercargill ~a happy find in an Oamaru antique shop, a few months ago. New Zealand.
Golden clematis always stops me in my tracks. I found this not far from our motel in Ranfurly, Central Otago on 13 March, New Zealand. Early autumn. I think it must be Clematis tangutica, from central temperate Asia.
Graceful pine at Bannerman Park. Gore, Southland, New Zealand. 16 Jan 2022. Loved the glistening pine needles and the beautiful shadow pattern underneath. ~photos by Nigel.
Photo selection from the initial part of the bush walk at Black Gully Reserve, a very short drive from where we live in Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. These were taken yesterday in the early evening, not long before sunset. I chose to take photos of things that are very ordinary to me, so ordinary... Continue Reading →
In NZ it's clear we're to stay in our bubble. The instruction is: don't nip out - "stay in your bubble". Communication is key and I want to share this information with you. Bubbles This spectacular bubble photo was taken by Mike Powell, used here with Mike's permission. It's from his blog-post Through the eyes... Continue Reading →
A few photos I took when we called into Kink in the Road pub 08 Dec 2019 for a meal, because I enjoyed their Chrismas decorations. Just happy and cheerful! Happy Christmas to you all, I'm unsure if I'll be doing more posts before Christmas. Milton, South Otago, New Zealand. Super cute! All the tables... Continue Reading →
This shiny hare caught my eye, sitting in a park at Roxburgh which is a small town on the edge of Central Otago. We were on our way home after my birthday trip of 31 October 2019. I guess I've noticed it before but perhaps we didn't have time or conditions weren't good for photos..... Continue Reading →
The bad bout of flu threw me off balance. It got me thinking about a depressed state of mind and the help that's available. The world around us has lots to offer. So do the people around us. It's pretty typical though to suffer flu in the winter and the world can seem a very... Continue Reading →
I've been working on this poem since Nigel came home with the beautiful sunset photos he took at St Clair in Dunedin. The St Clair's piles date back to 1921 and are remnants of a double-row of posts that with the addition of planks formed a groyne to retain sand. Apparently southerly seas took sand... Continue Reading →