Yellow Submarine Street Art

This mural of a Yellow Submarine is in an alley near where SO's office is located in Stafford Street, Dunedin, New Zealand. The Beatles are featured on the opposite wall (below). Click on either photo to view a larger size image.   The text on the wall reads: We all want to help one another.... Continue Reading →

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The Creative Life In Between

I'm delighted to introduce to you the second guest contributor in the series Where and What is Beauty?. Her guest post will be published on this blog tomorrow! This beautiful watercolour of A Bumble Bee Named Buzz was painted by Jodi McKinney, from Mars. Yes, really! Jodi is from Mars which is a suburb in... 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 →

The Lovely Clianthus, New Zealand

Kakabeak (Clianthus puniceus) is a very beautiful native New Zealand flowering shrub and is in the same family as Kowhai (Sophora species). Terrain provides an interesting list of common names for Kakabeak: "Kaka beak tree, Parrot's Beak, Parrot's Bill, Lobster Claw" and Terrain also have some lovely photographs. Kaka are large native forest-dwelling parrots. I... Continue Reading →

Golden Kowhai Flowers, New Zealand

Yesterday we were at the Dunedin Botanic Garden and despite the grey day it was an amazing experience - there was lots of blossom from various trees and shrubs, and you wouldn't believe the scent - there was this lovely perfume everywhere we were walking. It was like heaven on earth! Today's post is about... Continue Reading →

Hedge Fun

Today we visited the coastal village of Warrington a little north of Dunedin. We were surprised to find these novel hedges: number "5"; "I LOVE LOIS"; balloon, birds and sea.

Where and What is Beauty?

Think about it ... there is no easy answer to this question! Negativity threatens to overwhelm us and its easy to feel swamped with all the political problems, social issues and environmental concerns. I was reflecting on these things earlier in the week and found myself thinking about the Beauty that I've discovered since joining... Continue Reading →

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