Setting Boundaries

In the gold rush days it was illegal for miners to remove the surveyed boundary pegs of a mining claim so the miners would work around them, leaving a pillar of earth under the peg. When visiting old sluicing sites you see these pillars standing alone - they kinda catch your attention. I had some... Continue Reading →

Some Tough Characters in Alexandra

The characters I'm introducing to you today are tough plants. They tough it out in a dry climate that's hot in summer and cold in winter, and most of them you'd be just as likely to call weeds. But I find it interesting how they thrive in such a dry, barren, rocky environment. And when... Continue Reading →

Arid Alexandra in Central Otago

Our journey home from Wanaka didn't start till late in the day and when we got to Alexandra I suggested to Nigel that we break the journey there and take a motel for the night. The next morning after breakfast we drove to a lookout high above the town to take in the scenery. Central... Continue Reading →

A Walk on the Wild Side at Hereweka

After leaving the flower and vegetable gardens we headed into the Gondwanaland wilderness area. [Note: this post continues yesterday's exploration of Hereweka Gardens, Otago Peninsula, Dunedin, New Zealand. Garden visited Sunday 29 Oct 2017] Native tree ferns are bursting into growth and their graceful fronds create beautiful effects   Photo (above) shows a nikau palm... Continue Reading →

Nature Photography by Steven Kessel

I've been following Steven Kessel's blog for a while now and today I thought "I must share this treasure of a blog with my followers, right now !!!" and having received immediate permission to use four images for the purpose of recommending his blog, I've got straight to work. Actually, I've used five images -... Continue Reading →

Sunrise on Upper Kananaskis Lake (Canada)

Today I'm sharing two outstanding photos by Christopher James Martin of Christopher Martin Photography. I was captivated by the contrast of dark and light, the moodiness, the wildness and the majestic scenery. These are two images that I've selected from his recent post (01 Sept 2017) and are used with permission. I recommend you visit... Continue Reading →

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