Super Cute Cottage

Returning to the street after wandering a riverside path in Roxburgh, I spotted this cute old cottage on the other side. Further along I enjoyed seeing somewhat humourous exotic phoenix palms. They're funny because they're chopped off at the back on account of the power lines. Which makes the tops of the palms lop-sided and... Continue Reading →

Clutha at Roxburgh

The river photos are of the Clutha River at Roxburgh from a riverside path, Sunday 23 Jan 2022. The Māori name Mata-au references the swift surface current of the river. The rest of the photos were taken from a spot in a small section of pine trees where I paused to enjoy the nice setting... Continue Reading →

Australian Frangipani

Lovely tree with 'honey-scented' yellow flowers. Several small specimens can be found in the Australia Collection of the Dunedin Botanic Garden. I like the look of the flowers, you just know they're going to be scented! And they're a shade of yellow I really like. This photo was taken on 18 Jan 2022. I've posted... Continue Reading →

Orchard Shop

Fruitful Sunday yesterday, 23 Jan. We headed over to Roxburgh with books, intending to read and eat fruit. Visited this lovely place, south end of Roxy. Bought fresh cherries and apricots, back later for yellow and white nectarines. Great orchard shop! The lady was very helpful with answering my questions. Roxburgh, Central Otago, New Zealand.... Continue Reading →

Summer Red

Pōhutukawa flowers, our New Zealand 'Christmas Tree', are sensational. Here's three different examples we came across yesterday 18 Jan, at Dunedin Botanic Garden. We also saw plenty flowering in gardens along the south coast road to Taieri Mouth, on our way home. Click on any photo to enlarge. Metrosideros excelsa At the main top carpark... Continue Reading →

Nature Details

When we take a nature walk there's so much to see although you have to keep your eyes peeled and look around with a sense of anticipation and expectation. Seek and ye shall find! Today's photos all taken by Nigel when we visited Dunsdale Reserve, Southland, New Zealand on 05 Jan 2022. Click on any... Continue Reading →

Liriodendron

The tulip tree is gorgeous and commonly seen down here in the south of New Zealand. I assume these in my photos are the North American species L. tulipifera. The leaves are distinctively shaped and the flowers are very pretty but easily missed. The first three photos are of a particular tree at Monte Christo... Continue Reading →

Balfour Secret Garden

I found a mystery garden in Balfour! The sight of the gate from the footpath and towering old trees really piqued my curiosity. I'd love to know more about this property. See how there's a pair of yew trees either side of what was a path? And the glimpse of a rusty roof beyond. The... Continue Reading →

Anglican Puzzle

Some churches have a labyrinth but this church in Southland, New Zealand has a monkey puzzle tree! I'd love to know the history of the decision, to put a monkey puzzle tree right out front of their church 🙂 First time I've noticed this, and it totally delights me. The church is in a tiny... Continue Reading →

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