Hymn of Life: Tulips

I've been keeping these photos to show you on a Sunday. For me right now it's Sunday afternoon in Spring yet for many of you it'll be Sunday morning in Autumn! We found this magnificent sculpture in a public park near Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills. The wonderful thing is ... we didn't even know it... Continue Reading →

Sweet Spring

Yesterday morning we walked from our home to our local plant nursery. We'd just left the plant nursery when we spotted a cosy scene complete with very content feline. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. The Contented Cat We spotted the cat sitting in the dappled shade under the elm tree. The yellow blossom to the... Continue Reading →

Fresh Sea Air

This stunning, beautiful beach is near Dunedin, out on Otago Peninsula. You can't drive right to the beach, you have to walk quite a way from the carpark. As you'll see though, it's well worth the trek. Huge sand dunes and lots of big open space. Sandfly Bay, Otago Peninsula, New Zealand. Photos taken by... Continue Reading →

Crawling With Ladybirds

Some time ago Nigel spotted this red car in Dunedin and it's a beauty! The guy on the left is legging it.. ladybird phobia, I wonder? Nigel's take: reluctantly using his wife's car and it's like ... SHAME !!!  Any other ideas? (apart from 'he wants to get out of the photo') To enlarge a... Continue Reading →

Pushing The Boundaries

Young Cherry Walk blooms on the far edge of Maple Glen Garden opening up a new vista in what was a farm paddock not long ago. Glenham, Southland, New Zealand. Liz 13 Oct.

Blossom Magic

We returned to Maple Glen on Sunday, a week after our previous visit because I'd noted from a facebook post that the bluebells were due to peak. The effort paid off as the bluebells were gorgeous and the cherry blossom was still in good form. Maple Glen Garden, Glenham, Southland, New Zealand. Visited 13 Oct... Continue Reading →

Winning Words

"I’ve never floated for so long without the aid of a crane, suspension bridge, boat or pill! Next year, my debut collection will be brought to life by Hedgehog Poetry Press. This city of magic has never shone so magically like it has today…"  Damien B. Donnelly Congratulations Damien! In honour of you becoming a... Continue Reading →

Never Seen Her Homeland

On Thursday evening 10 Oct, I attended a talk in Dunedin by Tecber Ahmed Saleh who spoke about Western Sahara. She was born in a refugee camp in neighbouring Algeria and gave us an overview of the situation in Western Sahara between the local Saharawi people and Morocco (Morocco occupies 80% of the area and... Continue Reading →

Green and Gold

Skunk Cabbage. Hard to have a worse name but this plant is pretty at this time of year. There's a few of them at the edge of a pond at Maple Glen. Green leaves and, green and gold flowers. I didn't notice a skunky smell but I've read it occurs when the leaves are bruised.... Continue Reading →

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