Oil crop of yellow sunflowers on the outskirts of Clinton, 04 February. South Otago, New Zealand.
Such bright, cheerful flowers! Gaillardia or blanket flowers. I took these photos when we visited the public garden at Alexandra on 29 January. The bumblebees love them too. Central Otago, New Zealand.
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 →
Way Out West
'Tis true! These photos were taken west of where we live *and* (Nigel's just reminded me), we live in West Otago! So.. I spotted this old wagon when we did the long country drive on back roads through farmland, technically in Southland as the regional boundary is close to where we live. We were nearing... Continue Reading →
Red Livens Things Up
I want to share with you how lovely the red form of our native mistletoe looks when it's up in a tree, with this type of mistletoe that's where you look.. upward. It's their spent flowers on the ground that usually alert me to their presence higher in the trees, always reminding me to look... Continue Reading →
Birthday fun yesterday.. a trek through thyme-strewn Bannockburn sluicings to Stewart Town where the old stone house also boasts an old orchard +lilac bush! The first pic also has California poppies. And earlier, I'd enjoyed a whirl on this twirly thing in a Cromwell playground. Central Otago, New Zealand.
Birthday time.. mine! I found this giant sundial this morning in Cromwell, Central Otago. Nigel 6'3" is with the dial in the 2nd photo. Hardly any roses are out yet and yet I found a "Celebration" rose! Plus the mountain clock way above Alexandra - which I photographed on our way here on Saturday. “So... Continue Reading →
You Are My Sunshine! ~photo taken yesterday at Turquoise Cafe, Ettrick (orchard area between Millers Flat and Roxburgh); the cafe's in what used to be an orchard packing shed. Lovely cafe! Central Otago, New Zealand.
Treetops in Late Afternoon
Autumn. Whisky Gully Reserve, Tapanui, West Otago ~15 April 2022. New Zealand
Catholic Church, Ranfurly ~2
Ranfurly Sacred Heart Catholic Church ~second post. This continues yesterday's post. Central Otago, New Zealand. 12 March 2022.
Catholic Church, Ranfurly
Ranfurly Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Central Otago, New Zealand. 12 March 2022. As we headed out of town in the evening we found a gorgeous Catholic Church on the edge of town. We stopped and spent ages wandering around the church, admiring the beauty of the building and taking photos. As the sun sunk lower... Continue Reading →
Birch trees next-door, lit up at sunset. Blazing in the fiery glow! Taken ~5.30pm by Nigel. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand.