Meconopsis Poppies

Blue meconopsis flowers are really special so I thought I'd share more photos of these from the garden we had when we lived in The Catlins. We also had a meconopsis with lemon-coloured flowers and the same plant had golden fur over its leaves and stem, very special. New Zealand. Photos by Nigel. Click on... Continue Reading →

Christmas Decorations

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 →

South of Taieri Mouth

We'd left Taieri Mouth, driving along south coast when we found this tidy verge and pine hedge with view to sea (left). Assuming farmer looks after this. Nigel 08 Dec.

Old Homestead

As we drove the gravel South Coast road on Sunday, south of Taieri Mouth, we approached this appealing rustic farm homestead. We both enjoyed seeing it and I'm posting the photos we each took. South Otago, New Zealand. Click on ANY photo to enlarge. -- top photo by Liz, bottom photo by Nigel. Text by... Continue Reading →

Christmas In The Country

On our drive back home from Dunedin via the south coast on Sunday we found some cheerful Christmas farm fun with Santa featuring in two different displays. Both were unexpected delights that we just happened upon by chance. Hooray for the farmers! South Otago, New Zealand. Photos taken by Nigel 08 Dec 2019. Rural area... Continue Reading →

Akatore Creek

We took the south coast route last weekend when driving home from Dunedin. Between Taieri Mouth and Milton we came across this lovely river and stopped to look around and take photos. It's a really pretty spot. This is back country, gravel road, single-lane bridge territory. South Otago, New Zealand. Photos 1-2,4-5 by Nigel; photos... Continue Reading →

Panorama Revealed

On our return from Dunedin on Sunday we got a bit adventurous and drove out to the south coast beyond Milton. We were driving this gravel road toward the ocean and as we climbed a rise we waited with anticipation. This is what we saw... The road to Chrystall's Beach, near Milton, South Otago, New... Continue Reading →

Pink Bales, and White

A couple of days ago I shared a photo taken by me of distant pink silage bales and I mentioned that Nigel had taken photos with his Olympus digital camera. Here are Nigel's photos which are far more detailed than mine. As I said then, pink wrap shows a donation has been made toward the... Continue Reading →

Migrant To New Zealand

Here's a bird that arrives in New Zealand during Spring and departs before Winter, our very own fair weather friend. It has a distinctive call so we know when it's arrived. Generally it doesn't hang around at low levels - instead it's usually up in the tree canopy where it's almost impossible to spot so... Continue Reading →

Tautuku Estuary

Another stop in The Catlins with our friends.. the Tautuku Estuary boardwalk is always good for a visit. You can walk far out into the wetland on the boardwalk with great views over the endemic oioi or Apodasmia similis (or Jointed Wire Rush). Its a short drive down the gravel road to the carpark, then... Continue Reading →

Creepy Challenge

Very chilled out skeleton above the bar at Casafuego Eatery & Bar, Balclutha, South Otago, New Zealand -- Liz, 11 Oct 2019. For "creepy" photo challenge.

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