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

More Than Meets The Eye

Appearances can be deceiving. Don't judge a book by its cover. These sayings remind us that we all too readily jump to conclusions about people based on what we see on the surface. I'd add that even what people tell you about themselves isn't necessarily very helpful, especially if you don't know them well. Until... 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 →

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 →

Come Away With Me

Come away with me to realms of fantasy... The latest contribution in response to the Pete's Dragon creative invitation is the dramatic and powerful poem DREAMS AND DRAGONS by Damien B. Donnelly accompanied by an exquisite "little pastel sketch" also by Damien. Please, please visit "Dreams and Dragons" and immerse yourself in the magic and... Continue Reading →

Community Open Day

Yesterday I introduced you to a very bright and colourful community garden in South Invercargill that looks great any time of year. We saw a view that included the new community centre and shop where an 'Open Day' was taking place. I'd like to take you a bit closer to the action - its all... Continue Reading →

Bright is Beautiful

Yesterday morning I came across a colourful blog-post by Sayanti Dasgupta that features the photo below, and I was blown away by it. Sayanti was very helpful answering my questions and I found out that this Gond mural is next to the entrance of the first floor of her house. I also learned from Sayanti... Continue Reading →

Tea at Tapanui

Sunday 13 May. Dying to get out of foggy, grey, cloudy Gore;  decision at 2.20pm to drive to Tapanui hoping to find (a) Top Nosh still open and (b) warm, bright sunshine. Arrive Tapanui: Top Nosh still open [we were only in the nick of time] AND warm, bright sunshine So we sat down in... Continue Reading →

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