Oakleaf Hydrangea

I've known ordinary hydrangeas since I was a child but oakleaf hydrangeas were unknown to me till a few years ago. I love them! We found this one in a pocket park near the railway line in Gore on 30 April. In the second pic you can also see the plant, beyond Nigel. Gore, Southland,... Continue Reading →

Geranium ‘Rozanne’

My favourite geranium flower, Rozanne, is so beautiful! To date she's never inhabited a garden of mine but I've admired her at garden centres. This afternoon I was delighted to find her beautiful blooms adorning a traffic island in Gore.. I was able to photograph them from the pedestrian crossing. Gore, Southland, New Zealand. ~Auckland... Continue Reading →

Imperial Camel Corps

We had a wander through Gore Cemetery on 18 April, it's a nicely 'tree'ed cemetery with amazing views to the Hokonui hills and out over the plain. When we reached a section where military veterans lie, I was amazed to find an inscription for a WW1 Trooper in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force who'd been... Continue Reading →

Good Friday, Autumn

As I write, it is Good Friday in New Zealand. In fact, it's a good Good Friday! My first photo, of a colourful maple, was taken just over the road from where we live this morning. The day started off so quiet, with no traffic or trucks going past our cottage as would happen at... Continue Reading →

Forum Cafe

Forum Cafe is in the town of Milton, a busy working town with the main highway running through the centre of town and lots of big trucks travelling through. Happily Milton has a lovely cafe with friendly staff and walls covered in bright murals. We've taken to breaking our journey there when going to Dunedin... Continue Reading →

Ready To Roll in Ranfurly

A really handy robo-letterbox, ready to go.Where.. I don't know! ~but never alone.Comes with canine companion and bone.Wherever they come to rest.. is home. I found these in Ranfurly, Central Otago on 12 March 2022 as I walked into town. ~New Zealand. Click on either photo to enlarge. Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour... Continue Reading →

Clyde Shadows

These photos are from our trip to Clyde in Central Otago on 02 April. We arrived for the afternoon and it was bright and sunny, providing some interesting shadows. Clyde's a lovely town with lots of old schist stone buildings and a gold history dating back to the early 1860s. These days there's a major... Continue Reading →

Waipiata Man

'Waipiata Man'. A local bloke wanted a fight but Nigel told him to knock it off. Waipiata's a tiny settlement near Ranfurly and part of the Central Otago Rail Trail. 12 March. New Zealand.

The Whistlestop

And so we drove on into Central Otago, got to Clyde, where for the first time ever I noticed 'The Whistlestop', my attention caught by golden foliage. We both thought we'd love to have 'The Whistlestop' as our street address! New Zealand. 02 April 2022. [continued from yesterday's post On Our Way] Click on any... Continue Reading →

On Our Way

This lovely autumn afternoon we took time off to drive into Central Otago. First stop was Millers Flat for tasty treats from Faigans Cafe. Saw a cute old-fashioned cottage with lizard and butterfly decorations. Then on to Roxburgh. The bridge crosses the Clutha River to the town. We stayed this side though and crossed over... Continue Reading →

Floral Language

A little book from a little library. Yesterday in Ranfurly, Central Otago I looked into a Lilliput Library and found this dear little book by the late Olive Dunn from Invercargill. "Delights of Floral Language". I was so happy! I have a few of her books but didn't even know about this little cutie! New... Continue Reading →

Dawn Colour

This morning I was surprised by a colourful sky outside and Nigel told me he'd already taken a photo. The colours were less bright by the time I got out but I still got a couple of interesting shots. The first pic is the bright shot taken by Nigel, looking east to the Blue Mountains... Continue Reading →

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