Following on from Hedge with an Edge, these photos are from the Agapanthus hedge that extends along the property frontage starting on the other side of the entrance.
Yesterday we drove to Roxburgh... Here’s an accommodation property we passed and I love their beautiful native Olearia hedge, presently fronted with Agapanthus that are in flower. Central Otago, New Zealand.
Dark green letterbox. Nearby, on the opposite side of the road.. dark green bales in a field. Old Coach Road, as we drove to Clinton, yesterday. Clutha / Southland, New Zealand.
A drive along Old Coach Road this morning, we joined at Clinton but didn't go all the way to Mataura, electing to turn around and return the way we came. Clutha / Southland. New Zealand So cute how some of the sheep have claimed a bale to nestle up to (I'm guessing these are older... Continue Reading →
'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 →
The rural triangle intersection we found yesterday. Photos by Nigel, except the last one by me (my picture of the old kettle). Clutha District, New Zealand.
On the first day of 2023, we looked for a sign. And we found: sign, seat, kettle. Rural road in Clutha and a triangle island.
In April 1875 a new stone building was opened as a new one-room school for children in St Bathans (the part of the ruins nearest the lupins). In 1895 an additional room was added for infants (the part with a chimney). The school was abandoned in 1943 after earthquake damage. Central Otago, New Zealand. Photos... Continue Reading →
When the gold miners arrived in Central Otago in the 1860s they didn't bat an eyelid at radically and massively transforming the environment. The initial influx of individuals and small groups gave way to larger operations that harnessed the power of water to obliterate large parts of the landscape. They extracted relatively small amounts of... Continue Reading →