In The Spotlight

Recently we were driving back from Moa Flat toward Heriot when we got these dramatic views looking over toward the Blue Mountains at Tapanui. We knew the light wouldn't last long and Nigel quickly took a shot through the windscreen (1st photo below) and the other two were taken outside of the car. West Otago,... Continue Reading →

Evening Pastoral

Today we were blessed with another beautifully fine winter day and in the late afternoon we did a long walk, to yesterday's location but this time we walked to the end of the country road. I took these photos only slightly further along the road from where yesterday's were shot (the last photo shows the... Continue Reading →

Bush Lawyer

Particularly nasty and tenacious native vine that literally hangs around in our bush waiting to catch hold of the unwary walker. Rubus species (blackberry relative). The first four photos are from a walk we did in Black Gully Reserve near Tapanui on Sunday afternoon (23 May). West Otago, New Zealand. Click on any photo to... Continue Reading →

Tree Medusa

A few photos I set aside of the horse chestnut tree in Dunedin Botanic Garden because they made me think of Medusa. The first day I stood under the tree I thought of Medusa and when I published my initial post Ann Mackay confirmed the same thing so I thought I'd do a 'Medusa' post... Continue Reading →

Pattern Plant

I've photographed this plant many times but the photos haven't turned out well before. On this day, 08 December 2020, the plant wasn't too dense and it was backlit. I love the pattern of the stems and foliage! It's in the South African garden at Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. I wondered if it's a... Continue Reading →

The Bricks Spoke, Nigel

In my last post I showed Nigel photographing the back wall of the  Leviathan Hotel  from a carpark entrance. He had his Olympus Digital camera with him so was able to get decent shots of the play of sunlight on the old uneven brick wall. He took these photos on Sat 07 Dec 2019. We... Continue Reading →

Transition

This large bare 1320m section is a block or two up the street from us in Tapanui. I know nothing about its destiny or why the simple house that used to be there is gone. We walked past a few days ago on a beautiful sunny day (cloudy, grey and overcast since). I was drawn... Continue Reading →

Screening When Its Sunny

Its autumn in New Zealand and we were treated to a rare show on Tuesday afternoon, rare because we haven't seen much sun in Gore lately. Nigel and I decided to walk into town, our route taking us past a long cypress hedge that's very trim and tidy (it had a serious hedge-trimming a few... Continue Reading →

Golden ash tree in Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. Photo taken by Nigel 29 Mar 2018, mid-afternoon. March is autumn in New Zealand.

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