After an appointment I walked out to find a wonderful rainbow - it's hung about for hours. These pics were taken from home. It changes continually depending on the sun/drizzle levels. Fades away.. returns. Fun!
Oil crop of yellow sunflowers on the outskirts of Clinton, 04 February. South Otago, New Zealand.
Clinton has sunflowers! On arrival this morning we found this big field of sunny faces. Nice welcome to town! Clutha District, 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 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.
Hill > Pit > Lake
On 07 Dec we drove to St Bathans, a gold town established in 1863. (1) The mud brick Vulcan Hotel is fab! (2) Pipes took water to the workings. (3) Blue Lake was originally 120m Kildare Hill which was mined to a 68m deep pit dubbed the 'glory hole'. Mining ceased in 1934 when the... Continue Reading →
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 →
Yesterday I walked from the highway to Old Cromwell. Along the way I found this public reserve, early afternoon in hot weather. The reserve is alongside Alpha Street and extends down to Lake Dunstan. I rested a while here and looked at a few things. Central Otago, New Zealand. 1) a glance behind me -... Continue Reading →
Favourite finds today, wandering around Cromwell, Central Otago, New Zealand. 1. "Annabelle" 2. Kiwi wind vane 3. Doggy welcome 4. Door (Anglican 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 →
Stone, Wood, Flowers
Stone building, wooden doors, and pretty flowers. Clyde, Central Otago, New Zealand. ~photos taken 07 Dec 2021
Oamaru's a town on the east coast of the South Island with a very distinct character, proudly on display in the commercial whitestone buildings of the old 'Victorian Precinct' CBD area, originating from the 1860s to 1880s and mainly comprised of large old grain and seed warehouses along with ludicrously grandiose bank buildings with imposing... Continue Reading →