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 →

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Love Grows

Nigel and I were walking together along a grassy path through Gore Gardens on 15 September when he pointed at something on the ground. Well ok, we weren't exactly "together" because I was lagging behind taking photos of blossom! When I looked, I found this cute heart lying in the grass... so sweet 🙂 Gore... Continue Reading →

Spring Smiles: we'd just started walking into Queens Park when something in the periphery of our vision didn't seem quite right. We looked up...this really cool little bear was beaming down at us from a tree. First day of Spring 01 Sept, Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand

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 →

Faded Fantasy

When wandering around Dunedin on 21 May 2018, I came across this rather faded looking mural on a wall facing the Scenic Circle Southern Cross Hotel carpark, just off High Street. It didn't make much sense to me and I found it a puzzling artwork. I did a search and found it was painted in... Continue Reading →

Sky Blue

According to Wikipedia, "Sky blue is the name of a colour that resembles the colour of the sky at noon". Don't we all enjoy looking up into a beautiful blue sky? I couldn't help thinking of a verse from an old song that goes "Blue skies, smiling at me; Nothing but blue skies, do I... Continue Reading →

What Do You Fill Your Mind With?

On July 23 I introduced you to Natalie Scarberry and her beautiful and colourful (colorful in US) blog  Sacred Touches. She shared with me that some of you have since followed her and that she's received some very nice comments about her and her blog. It gave me a lot of joy to hear that... Continue Reading →

Teapot Tribute

My beautiful teapot, the only teapot I've ever loved, must be discarded. Despite lots of hairline cracks (crazing I think its called) it did the job for years. But now it leaks a puddle of tea every time I use it. As soon as I find another, it must go. Many of you know how... 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 →

Banishing The Dark Cloud

If this was a personal conversation I'd take a deep breath and warn you that I'm about to relate something that's initially distressing. Its the story of my journey from a dark place to a place of light and colour, of new understandings, of hope and transformation. By sharing some of my story I hope... Continue Reading →

Whale Rider

On Monday when we were in Dunedin I asked Nigel to take me to the Otago Art Society Annual Exhibition. As always there was a wonderful variety of art on display but this was my favourite. This is a watercolour by Doug Hart simply called Whale Rider. ** Click on the photo to enlarge **... Continue Reading →

Food Colouring

We walked down to town to pick up a few groceries from our local New World supermarket and I was attracted to the bakery cake cabinet. This little cupcake is so cute with its lavender icing and googly eyes! Although the googly eyes are great fun it was the turquoise and lavender rose-shaped cupcakes that had... Continue Reading →

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