Gently In Their Beds

I’ve often heard that “birds of a feather flock together” and so can colours! My post today features two photos looking down on the colour beds of Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. These two pics were taken 18 January. The first is mine albeit heavily cropped to show more detail. The second is Nigel’s, lightly cropped. New Zealand.

Click on any photo to enlarge.

In my photo there is a flock of gulls hanging out on the lawn.

When Nigel took his photo, children were chasing the gulls.

The children chasing the gulls made me think of this wonderful music/song.
A Flock of Seagulls – I Ran (So Far Away)

And THEN I recalled a wonderful mosaic poem-mural on the side of a building in the harbour port of Bluff in Southland, New Zealand. I did a 4-photo post about it in 2018 titled Oysters Rock!

Beneath the Sea the oysters
rock gently in their beds

Poet:  Cilla McQueen  |  Mosaic:  Kirsten Karaitiana

Text by Liz, photos by Liz and Nigel; Exploring Colour (2018/2022)

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    1. We always stay at a particular motel that’s only a 2-minute walk away. Any spare time, and if we’re not eating, we’ll be in the Gardens! They do have a decent cafe in the Gardens so we quite often get refreshments there too.

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  1. I enjoyed following your meandering mind in this post and how perfectly it is all tied together! You managed to transport me back to late 1982. My then budding teenage son had discovered the group “A Flock of Seagulls” and their first eponymous album with this song and his favorite “Space Age Love Song”. You would not be surprised that I can still remember this had you also heard it played as often as did I! Seagulls are found in large numbers here in Rhode Island and considered a nuisance by some when attempting outdoor dining at the beaches. But, the beautiful photos…enlarging both allows the seagulls to be more easily viewed by these aging eyes of mine. No quote today, just my quips! Thank-you!

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    1. It’s nice to know you have many gulls there in Rhode Island. As a child when I lived in the north of New Zealand, there were big flocks of gulls both at the beaches and at the rubbish tips! Lovely to see them at the beaches, sad about the rubbish tips.


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