On Sunday we visited an open studio at Port Chalmers, next door to the Town Hall where the children's banner parade departed from. This is the studio of James Robinson and I've already shared a photo of the gigantic 8m x 3.5m work that was the main drawcard - Edgeland Teleprompter Incantation. What i love... Continue Reading →
By happy chance we were present for this parade in Port Chalmers, Dunedin on Sunday morning. Children from local schools had created colourful banners which they paraded in procession from the Town Hall to Port Chalmers School. This is an annual event and the theme for this year involved a mythical battle between land and... Continue Reading →
Port Chalmers artist James Robinson with 8mx3.5m work in home studio. Tribute to current NZ poet laureate David Eggleton. Liz, 24 Nov 2019.
Sunday we were off early to visit Dunedin and arrived wanting rest and refreshments. I remembered that the Careys Bay Historic Hotel (Victorian pub) had been done up and I'd read good things about it so we headed there. Just loved it! The kind bar manager allowed us in early - we enjoyed hot drinks... Continue Reading →
What could be more simple than a meal of bread, wine and cheese? Today my American blog friend Mike Powell on holiday in Paris, France posted a photo of his meal of whole grain baguette, raw milk goat cheese and bottle of 2019 Beaujolais Nouveau wine. I was slightly envious, then quickly moved to anticipation... Continue Reading →
Selection of photos that are less flamboyant, quirky, paler colours, experimental or a little bit messy. I've brought them together in this post where they won't be outshone by the dazzling brilliance of the azaleas! Maple Glen Garden, Glenham, Southland, New Zealand. Visited Sunday afternoon, 17 Nov 2019. Note: the only photo that features a... Continue Reading →
Sharing a few photos I took of bright and beautiful red-orange azaleas lining one particular grassy path at Maple Glen Garden, Glenham, Southland, New Zealand. They're quite messy plants to try and get a good photo. I found them challenging to photograph and even to edit. Taken by Liz, 17 November 2019. Click on ANY... Continue Reading →
The garden at Maple Glen was bursting with colour when we visited on November 17, 2019. Many different colours of rhododendrons and azaleas were in full bloom and some released delightful fragrance into the garden. There were other beauties too such as irises, viburnum, wisteria and laburnum. Many colours were bold and striking. We were... Continue Reading →