Hedge with an Edge

Yesterday we drove to Roxburgh... Here’s an accommodation property we passed and I love their beautiful native Olearia hedge, presently fronted with Agapanthus that are in flower. Central Otago, New Zealand.

Pink Smoke Puffs

Cotinus coggygria. Smoke tree or smoke bush. Just up our street, photos taken 31 January. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand.

Storm Clouds

Storm clouds over Tapanui last night. Not captured: lightning in the very dark cloud layer down the end of the street. Amazingly, we didn't get the expected downpour. West Otago, New Zealand.

Saloon And Stables

Historic mud-brick building in St Bathans, Central Otago. Originally an 1870s billiards saloon, and then stables were added in 1896. Photo taken 07 Dec. New Zealand

Chipping Away

Today's been a good day. Cut Above Tree Services arrived to cut some bigger trees on our property down to size. Our primary problem was an overgrown golden macrocarpa claiming too much space and dominating our frontage. Connor and Matt dealt decisively with this and other concerns and, bonus, they were relaxed about us taking... Continue Reading →

Oh The Roses

Some o' the roses alongside a former Methodist church near Old Cromwell Town, Central Otago, New Zealand. And the surrounding stone wall. 09 November.

Angel Iris

Irises along a fence, private property in Roxburgh. Central Otago, New Zealand. 29 Oct. By me, except 3rd pic with lots of buds taken by Nigel.

Winters Clingy

Pear blossom at our place in Tapanui, West Otago. First two pics taken Sunday 02 Oct, afternoon and sunset. That was a lovely Spring day. Snowy pic taken this morning, 05 October. We had a pretty heavy snow shower this morning and the street landscape is looking like a christmas card scene. New Zealand. Text... Continue Reading →

Church Cherry

Sunday here in New Zealand so I'm posting my church and cherry blossom photos I took at sunset yesterday here in Tapanui, further along our street. West Otago, New Zealand.

The Church

The Church of St. John The Evangelist is next door to 'The Vicarage' that featured in my last post. The two properties are side-by-side in the township of Milton, Clutha District, New Zealand. These photos were taken 25 March 2022, autumn in NZ. A beautiful day and we were on our way home from visiting... Continue Reading →

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 →

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.

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