London planetrees

In my last post Ap-peeling Bark, Robert Parker mentioned "... it just reminded me of peeling the loose bark, from the London planetrees in front of my grandparents’ house." I love getting personal anecdotes in comment-responses so I thought I'd go with the flow and post some London planetree images from Alexandra in Central Otago,... Continue Reading →

Where We Found The Blue Doors

Open park, formal garden 'rooms' and a lovely cafe are features at  The Orchard Garden  Cafe and Function Centre. We had a pot of tea and desserts there after leaving the art gallery in Alexandra on my birthday. October 31, 2019. This is the place where we found the very pleasing  blue doors  that provided... Continue Reading →

Vanitas

This work was on display when we visited the 2019 Arts Gold Finalists Exhibition at Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery, Alexandra, Central Otago, New Zealand. Our visit was on October 31, 2019. I cropped this out in order to get a horizontal header pic. 'Vanitas' by Nicola McLaren (Dunedin) Photo taken by Nigel. Wikipedia... Continue Reading →

Autumn Colours

Although currently Spring in New Zealand I want to share with you this gorgeous Autumn watercolour painting that I viewed on my birthday visit to the 2019 Arts Gold Finalists Exhibition at Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery, Alexandra, Central Otago. Dorothy Piper  |  Reflections of Autumn Dorothy Piper is from Alexandra. Photos taken October... Continue Reading →

The Blue Doors

Transition from open park area to the enclosed gardens at  The Orchard Garden Cafe and Function Centre  between Alexandra and Clyde, Central Otago, New Zealand. I've already shown a photo Nigel took of me through the Blue Doors, here's more context. We were there on my birthday 31 October 2019. All photos taken by Nigel... Continue Reading →

Held In Suspense

'Kupenga Sisters' by Jasmine Clark (Arrowtown). Made from woven copper wire, supplejack* and ratan. Viewed during my birthday visit to the 2019 Arts Gold Finalists Exhibition at Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery, Alexandra, Central Otago, New Zealand. Very graceful I thought, and I love the shadow effects! First two photos are mine, the third... Continue Reading →

Through Open Doors

Been out with Nigel celebrating my birthday and it's been a great day! I chose to go to Alexandra in Central Otago knowing that the museum-and-art-gallery has an exhibition of art from many different artists - works submitted for the Arts Gold Awards 2019. This first photo however was taken by Nigel a bit later... Continue Reading →

Questions, few answers

Street trees ablaze with immense profusion of red crabapples, their fiery effect stunning in the bare winter landscape of Alexandra, Central Otago. Taken late in the day with the sun about to disappear, 08 Aug 2019. New Zealand. Earlier today, Jane Dougherty pondered weighty questions in her poem Questions, few answers. I invite you to... Continue Reading →

Alexandra in Winter (NZ)

The clouds seem to extend the reach of the tree branches, and I like the long shadows. Red crabapples provide bright colour on this winter day. Alexandra, Central Otago, New Zealand. Taken 08 Aug by Liz.

Central Otago Wildflowers

Wild thyme, Californian Poppies and Broom flowering at Butchers Dam near Alexandra, Central Otago, New Zealand. Click here for other posts of the same location. Liz 27 Oct 2018

Aronui Dam at Alexandra

Yesterday on our way home to Gore from Queenstown via Central Otago we bypassed Alexandra. Before leaving the area, I asked Nigel to turn part-way toward Alexandra as I wanted to find something I'd read about called Jolendale Park, on a side road. We found the park and had a look around - its a... Continue Reading →

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