Its autumn in New Zealand and we were treated to a rare show on Tuesday afternoon, rare because we haven't seen much sun in Gore lately. Nigel and I decided to walk into town, our route taking us past a long cypress hedge that's very trim and tidy (it had a serious hedge-trimming a few... Continue Reading →
On Sunday 13 May we walked across the supermarket carpark in Gore and noticed this painted wall. Nigel immediately commented on it being a 'silver fern' shopping trolley, and so it is! The silver fern icon is the body of the trolley with little circles added to show the handle and the wheels. Kiwi as!... Continue Reading →
Sunday 13 May. Dying to get out of foggy, grey, cloudy Gore; decision at 2.20pm to drive to Tapanui hoping to find (a) Top Nosh still open and (b) warm, bright sunshine. Arrive Tapanui: Top Nosh still open [we were only in the nick of time] AND warm, bright sunshine So we sat down in... Continue Reading →
Shortly before I published yesterday's post of spring blossom photos from NYC, Damien from Paris published this wonderful poem on his blog Deuximepeau; Picturing Poetry. Here I share Damien's poem and photograph with his permission. The presentation here differs slightly to his own blog-post. From: The Burden of Beauty By Damien B. Donnelly | 14... Continue Reading →
Beautiful spring blossom from New York! No, I'm not travelling (oh, I wish I was) but these photos are from a fabulous blog-post that came through on Sunday, 13 May NZ-time and I requested permission to share them here so that you'd get to see them too. If you're into architecture, specifically historic Arts and... Continue Reading →
Five Eyes is a series I began last year and this is the first 2018 post. With Pete Hillman's permission I've selected five photos from his blog, where eyes are a prominent feature in the photos. NB: If you visit the original blog-posts (links provided), in most cases you can view more photos of the... Continue Reading →
Golden ash tree in Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. Photo taken by Nigel 29 Mar 2018, mid-afternoon. March is autumn in New Zealand.
Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. Photo taken by Nigel 24 Oct 2017 at sunset. Late October is springtime in New Zealand.
Today its my pleasure to share with you a perfect pairing of paragraph and photo, by PEPIX whose blog I started following recently. If you've ever been caught "between a rock and a hard place" or you're in this position right now, I hope this lovely post will encourage you to persevere. Don't Give Up!... Continue Reading →
Four lovely images remaining, all are flowers and I have three blues and one pink. The pink easily holds it own - this is no passive pink! Thanks to the photographers for granting permission to use their photos. ** Click on photo to enlarge ** Texas bluebonnets, Lupinus texensis. Taken by Steven Schwartzman (Austin, Texas,... Continue Reading →
Enjoy these two bright and beautiful images where pink and blue reign supreme, featuring together to great effect! Thank you to both photographers for allowing me to use your images Aerial display, Malta International Airshow Taken by Anita (Malta) From: WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge - Lines | 26 April, 2018 Blog: Anita's Images Havana, Cuba... Continue Reading →