Oysters Rock!

Bluff oysters are dredged by Bluff's oyster fleet from Foveaux Strait in March to early August (autumn and winter). The start of the oyster season is a big deal and oysters are harvested and distributed throughout the country very speedily. At the end of May, Bluff hosts the Bluff Oyster and Food Festival with the... Continue Reading →

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Beneath the Sea, the oysters rock gently in their beds. Photo taken by Nigel. Commercial building in the port town of Bluff, Southland, New Zealand. 01 Sept 2018. More to come. - Liz 🙂

A Poem and a Picture

Keep a poem in your pocket and a picture in your head and you'll never feel lonely at night when you're in bed Do you remember this poem from when you were a kid? I've never forgotten the first verse. The poem is by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers. I did a search to check the... Continue Reading →

Poem: Time in Two Hemispheres

Northern hemisphere folks in my experience are apt to forget their current time and season are totally opposite to our current time and season in the southern hemisphere...even those of us aware of this dichotomy can find it pretty weird! NB: Please view this on my Blog and not in Reader (for proper formatting) Time... Continue Reading →

Melting Moments

I really like this poem by Damien B. Donnelly about seasons, change and time. I've affectionately dubbed it the Melting Moments poem... what I'm referring to are the melt-in-your-mouth buttery, soft biscuits sandwiched together with buttercream filling. Same or similar are Yo-yo's or Kisses. You take a bite and in a moment it's dissolved; a... Continue Reading →

Poetry of Place

In the first month of his landscape architecture degree at Lincoln University in 2000, Nigel was tasked with selecting a piece of New Zealand writing and using that as a basis for producing a mixed-media item using the Landscape School's latest scanner. He told me about all this yesterday after reading the Theme: Woven post... Continue Reading →

Beautiful Be’s

What would you be?  I love it that Jodi's posed this question. At a personal level it challenges me to be aware of my responses when interacting with strangers. It would be nice to think I'd respond in a warm, friendly manner even if I think they're being annoying, unthoughtful or rude. I could give... Continue Reading →

Dragon Memo

Candice has brought to vibrant life a fantastical and powerful Snow Dragon in her beautiful poem "Flight of the Snow Dragon" (link below). This memo is my only post today so please check out her poem. I've added "Snow Dragon" to the top Menu on my blog and will add links there for any new... Continue Reading →

Ode to Snow Dragon

SNOW DRAGON -- Poem by Liz Cowburn; Exploring Colour Softly surging through the water Near me I would have you stay Onward going, never slowing Wondrous how you surf the waves! Dignified determination Raging torrents all around Anxious to pursue your journey Going, flowing, ocean-bound One brief glimpse through foamy spray Nature's gift, soon borne... Continue Reading →

Spring Blossom Poem

Shortly before I published yesterday's post of spring blossom photos from NYC, Damien from Paris published this wonderful poem on his blog Deuximepeau; Picturing Poetry. Here I share Damien's poem and photograph with his permission. The presentation here differs slightly to his own blog-post. From:   The Burden of Beauty By Damien B. Donnelly  |  14... Continue Reading →

Colours: A Delight

If you're looking at this in Reader please click on the Title and read it on my blog instead (to ensure proper formatting). Thank you! Last night I came across a very beautiful colour poem written by Antara who is 10 years old !!! Antara had contributed the poem to her Mum's blog Colourfulcanvas.  Here... Continue Reading →

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