Stay Safe, Be Kind

Americans, I don't understand you. If your country or state asks you to stay home for the good of yourself and your fellow Americans, what's the problem? While your doctors and nurses battle it out on the front lines, is it too much to ask you to stay home? Given you've recorded over 700,000 Covid-19... Continue Reading →

Bullrush!

At school we had a game called Bullrush where someone would yell "Bullrush" and you had to try to run to the other side of a sportsfield while avoiding a whole lot of other kids in the middle who would try to catch you. It was rough - they'd often grab you or tackle you... Continue Reading →

Water of Life

Back in 2017 we searched for a particular mural in Dunedin which I'd seen a photo of in the local paper but we didn't find it. We'd avoided the end of an unwelcoming alley - I think there'd been an unfriendly person/dog pair there. Of course, that's exactly where the mural turned out to be... Continue Reading →

Magic Carpet

The magic Colchicum. These two photos were taken by Nigel on 10 April 2020 when we wandered up the road for our exercise walk. He took one other - which I published yesterday as a single image. We were amazed how the strip of flowers was so dense with colour. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand.... Continue Reading →

Plants Really Work

Today I've been helping Nigel put together a blog-post about how plants are really useful for stormwater mitigation in the landscape when they're designed in right from the start of a project. My husband Nigel is a New Zealand landscape architect. A few days ago he'd told me about a person who'd said, “You mean,... Continue Reading →

Faith Looks Up

Love this photo from a blog-post at Mike Powell's blog. The post had the title of Happy Easter 2020 and Mike shared a couple of photos of this bright yellow flower, one of which was very 'in-your-face' and I was greatly taken with it. I also love a quote shared in the Comments by a... Continue Reading →

Heading Down the Highway

Stay Home, Stay Safe. Today New Zealand was down to 19 new cases of Covid-19. The last twelve days: 89, 71, 82, 89, 67, 54, 50, 29, 44, 29, 18, and today, 19 It works. If you're being advised to stay home, just do it. -- also pay attention to hand washing -- Some of... Continue Reading →

NZs Iconic Flax

New Zealand flax is everywhere in NZ. If you visit here hoping to see flax you won't be disappointed - it's along roadsides, by the beach, along driveways, on mountain sides, perched on cliffs, on the edges of swamps, in public parks and in home gardens. Driving in rural areas you'll likely see green flax... Continue Reading →

Old Flax Pods

New Zealand flax, old pods. The stalk had drooped allowing a closer shot. Tapanui, West Otago, NZ. Taken by Liz 03 April 2020.

Colour from Dunedin

Dunedin, New Zealand. A city we love to visit but we won't be doing that for a few weeks due to Covid-19 lockdown. The weather was lovely and sunny today and this evening Ali Clarke from Dunedin tweeted this beautiful evening photo. I have permission to share it with you here. Credit: Ali Clarke  @clarke_ali... Continue Reading →

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