River Medusa

River Medusa is a response to the Gore area -- Maruawai, Valley of Water. It pays tribute to the sustaining presence of the Mataura River and the many small streams that feed it. The work was conceived at a time when New Zealand was in the grips of an electricity crisis owing to the low... Continue Reading →

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Aussie Blues

A small selection of blue images courtesy of Tracy who lives in Australia and blogs at  Reflections of An Untidy Mind. She posted the images Aug 15, 2018 and I spotted the post yesterday when it appeared as a "related post". Blue for You -- I chose my favourite five photos from Tracy's post  Blue... Continue Reading →

The Bright Side of Blue

I can't help but be fascinated by the colour blue. Since childhood I've liked blue in its various forms especially turquoise, cobalt blue and navy blue. I'm intrigued how blue can be perceived as negative or sad (feeling blue) yet many people profess that blue is their favourite colour and genuinely like it. When I... Continue Reading →

R U OK? Blue Tree Project

"Every so often I will see something that reminds me I am alive and worth keeping that way. Recently it is this… I pass this tree every week when I drive into the city. My kids ask me about it. What it means. Why did someone paint it? Although they are 4 and 5 years... Continue Reading →

Shades of Blue

Blue is commonly associated with sadness yet I've noticed that many bloggers will respond to a photo of beautiful blue flowers by enthusiastically proclaiming that blue is their favourite colour! Here is a stunning watercolour painting of blue irises recently posted on her blog by Jodi McKinney and used here with Jodi's permission. Aren't they... Continue Reading →

A Different View

THE BREAKING OF THE BLUE. Poem by Damien B. Donnelly. Last week I invited Damien to write a poem using Nigel's photo of the St Clair's Piles as inspiration. I knew Damien was flying out from Paris the next day on a much anticipated holiday and that he just might "write in-flight". He very kindly... Continue Reading →

Bluff Wildflowers

Here are the beautiful flowers that we enjoyed on our visit to Stirling Point at Bluff on 13 Nov 2018. The tall spires are Pride of Madeira (Echium sp.) and the yellow flowers are yellow lupins. Photo 6 which includes a lot of flax also has South African flowers that we thought to be arctotis... Continue Reading →

Fishing boat leaving Bluff Harbour, taken from Stirling Point. Pride of Madeira flowers (Echium sp.) Southland, New Zealand. Taken by Liz 13 Nov 2018

Blue Fury

Check out  The battle of the rival Tree Agamas   :  two males duel over the resident female in a prolonged battle that rages up and down a vertical log and on the top of the shade-house. Their feisty encounters involve posturing, threats, hissing, tail-biting, and in the heat of the battle their faces flush bright... Continue Reading →

Dragonfly: In The Pink. The kindergarten placed pretty rocks gifted from a rest home in a quiet place near the Gore Gardens and I found them! The words are in Maori and English. Gore, Southland, New Zealand. #InThePink for Square in September hosted by BeckyB. Taken by Liz 12 Sept 2018

Heaven Scent

Candicans and Heaven Scent The blue conifer can't resist the pretty pink magnolia. Her name is Heaven Scent. This morning was perfect for a waltz around the garden. As I approached I saw him leaning over, throwing his shadow in her direction. I sneaked behind to see what would happen. They're perfect for eachother, she... Continue Reading →

Marine at Bluff

Marine regards the ocean, its rhythm and its rhyme, while maritime conducts its business, to be there just in time.* Part of some verse I found that explains the difference in meaning between marine and maritime. It suits this post because the photos show marine murals on old stores buildings of The New Zealand Shipping... Continue Reading →

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