Orchard, Cottage and Cob

Stewart Town wasn't formally named as such. It was an outpost of historic Bannockburn and close to the gold mining activity. David Stewart began the stone cottage in 1873. In the first photo you can see an isolated corner of cob wall that once was part of a cob wall extension to the cottage. David... Continue Reading →

Paeonies on Box

Fabulous magenta paeony flowers.. so pretty with the blooms leaning over the box hedge. Public garden in Alexandra, Central Otago, New Zealand. 24 November 2022.

Fine and Dandy

Roadside orchard at Earnscleugh, Central Otago, New Zealand ~29 Oct 2022. In the pre-storm light all the dandelion seedheads really shone!

Busy Bee Visitors

This beautiful paeony put on a generous party, popular with the bees, and they were happily flying in for the feast. On our way to our mini-holiday in Cromwell we called into Alexandra gardens and found paeonies had begun to flower.. that made me happy! I have a few more paeony photos to share from... Continue Reading →

Nice Detail

This lovely window detail caught my attention when we stopped to take a look at the Lovells Flat church, the gorgeous 1902 Presbyterian church that we managed to find our way to, on Sunday 16 October. Clutha District, New Zealand.

Spring Things

Spring things, taken while wandering Commissioners Track, East Roxburgh. Yesterday 09 Oct, except 1st pic was 25 Sept. 1st/2nd pics are both plum tree (I think), 3rd pic is scarlet pimpernel, and 4th pic is a dandelion. Central Otago, New Zealand. Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2022)

Spring Thyme

Spring Thyme! Growing wild alongside Commissioners Track, East Roxburgh. Central Otago. Yesterday. New Zealand.

Modest Cabbage Tree

Photos of the two of us having a wander yesterday, and a very cool-looking 'clothed' native cabbage tree, found when exploring alongside Commissioners Track, Roxburgh East in Central Otago. New Zealand. The lower section of the track has extensive blocks where native trees and shrubs have been planted, some parts quite intensively, and others scattered.... Continue Reading →

Fuzzy Buds, Beautiful Blooms

Robust buds and blooms on this Magnolia tree in Gore Gardens, 18 September 2022. Very messy form, but magnificent magenta blooms - a real stand-out in the early Spring garden. A real bright spark!

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