Warmth on a Cool Day

We had to go to Invercargill today and although we're now in the height of summer the sky had lots of dark cloud and at one stage absolutely bucketed down with rain. We also drove out to Bluff and discovered 3 or 4 murals we hadn't seen before. On our return to Invercargill we had... Continue Reading →

Christmas Cupcakes

We made the trip to Invercargill again today, this time because I wanted to go to the Southern Farmers Market and buy a dozen gorgeous Christmas cupcakes. They were every bit as beautiful as I'd seen in the photo on FB. I hadn't intended to come home with a spectacular new tablecloth but that happened... Continue Reading →

Festive Farm Field

Found a fabulous festive farm field at Mokotua! Take a look at the lead 'reindeer' LOL. Mokotua is near Invercargill, you drive through it en route to the Catlins (we were on our way to Fortrose). Southland, New Zealand. 16 December. Click on any photo to enlarge. The farmer even created a roadside viewing area.... Continue Reading →

Tidings of Joy

The sign on the pavement was in my way and "Tidings of Joy" caught my eye. Next I saw "Gingerbread Latte" .. and wanted one! I took photos, Nigel ordered. He was asked "hot or cold?", got one of each. Either way it was delicious. This is a pop-up Starbucks cafe in Wachner Place, temporarily... Continue Reading →

Life In Colour

Colours of a local street tree, a beech, on 28 October. A beautiful day, and the colours of the leaves caught my attention.

Grasp the Alligator

A fancy fountain from Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand dating back to 1890 when it was "Erected and presented to the citizens of Dunedin by Wolf Harris Esq", not here but at Queens Gardens in the city. It was removed after WW1 in favour of the Cenotaph, then stored until it was resurrected for the... Continue Reading →

Daffodils and Jug

Local daffodils in a pretty jug that I purchased when I lived in Dunedin. The jug is by Rosemary McQueen and I have a small matching bowl, both bought on a visit to the Stuart Street Potter's Co-operative. They're special as the artist produces maiolica (or majolica) ware. [The link goes to a blog article... Continue Reading →

No Greater Love

Stained glass church windows .. I haven't seen these in real life, yet I'm in awe! Feeling very grateful to Bishop Matthew Gunter, Episcopal Diocese of Fond du Lac /northeast and northcentral Wisconsin USA, who shared the first photo on Facebook. I asked permission to use it and he kindly provided me with photos of... Continue Reading →

Major Sales Push

This is an exhibit that I particularly enjoyed when I visited the Hurahia ana kā Whetū exhibition at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery on 13 June 2021. Untitled (1994), by Peter Robinson. I've included a photo of the information about the artwork, at the end of the post. New Zealand. Click on any photo to... Continue Reading →

River Crossings

I was fascinated with this artwork in the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, viewed on 13 June 2021. With lots of mountains and hills, high rainfall in many places and snow in some, we have lots of fast-flowing rivers which can be extremely dangerous to cross (particularly after heavy rain). In the white settler days drownings... Continue Reading →

Creativi-Tee

When I was in Dunedin Public Art Gallery on 13 June I saw colourful patterns on the wall in the children's activity room. As usual I was drawn to the colour like a moth to flame and found a large wall area with colourful solid pins inserted into holes. I pulled out one of the... Continue Reading →

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