Christmas in New Zealand is in summer so I've been really enjoying photos posted by those of you overseas who have had early, or even rare, snowfalls. So I've put together a Christmas Snow post to celebrate and share your lovely snow photos that I've enjoyed so much. All photos used with permission. My leading... Continue Reading →
I'd like to share this photo and poem with you simply because I enjoyed them so much! I know my timing is well out but hey, I only found it yesterday 🙂 I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Candice started with a tree image and then did some magic in Photoshop... Continue Reading →
Silage bales in yellow silage wrap. Viewed as we were driving between Waihola and Dunedin, New Zealand. Taken 06 Dec 2017.
Invermay is an agricultural research centre on the rural edge of Dunedin, near Mosgiel. Nigel and I were there on Sunday 26 Nov 2017 because I was hoping to see a research collection of Cordyline australis (the NZ 'cabbage tree') that they have on site somewhere. I didn't spot where they are but we were... Continue Reading →
The late-November sun casts long shadows, even at high noon. Russet leaves still hang on the oaks, though the maple and walnut and birch are bare. The stream alongside the driveway runs blue and black and cold as it makes its way past the house and through the woods beyond. I am grateful every day... Continue Reading →
Spontaneous sharing and celebration of colour. Enjoy! This photo is from the Mere Colours post published by Joanne Koo of Singapore yesterday on her blog Pot Gardening. She took this photo while at an exhibition called For Better Endings, New Beginnings, an art exhibition by Yellow Ribbon Project that was held at the Singapore Art... Continue Reading →
Fortrose is on the shore of Toetoes estuary and close to the mouth of the Mataura River, a half hour drive from Invercargill (New Zealand). There's a lovely cafe there where you can have your meal while admiring the view of the estuary. Its a favourite stop for us if we're driving from Invercargill and... Continue Reading →
After leaving the flower and vegetable gardens we headed into the Gondwanaland wilderness area. [Note: this post continues yesterday's exploration of Hereweka Gardens, Otago Peninsula, Dunedin, New Zealand. Garden visited Sunday 29 Oct 2017] Native tree ferns are bursting into growth and their graceful fronds create beautiful effects Photo (above) shows a nikau palm... Continue Reading →
I invite you to come with me to Hereweka Garden on Otago Peninsula, not far from Dunedin. This is the home garden of Peter Cooke and Anna Moore. We visited on Sunday, a beautiful summer's day in spring. It was fine, sunny, hot and bright. Perfect day to be exploring one of the best gardens... Continue Reading →
Thank you Liz for your invitation to describe my thoughts about beauty! When I fell in deep depression I lost my sense of beauty. I looked in the sky above and all that I saw were clouds, colours and light. But I couldn't feel any joy. In the night I... Continue Reading →
Silos on grain farm, South Otago, New Zealand. Taken 09 Oct 2017 on our way from Dunedin to Balclutha.
I was really happy when Liz asked me to present this guest post on beauty. Where do I begin. Let us start with some music, shall we? I really enjoy listening to music from all genres, and I especially like Claude Debussy. One of his best known pieces is Rêverie, which I recommend everyone should... Continue Reading →