Australia Day

Here in Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. Strange light all around us, very surreal. This is what we woke up to this morning on the first day of the new year. Sharing a couple of photos that Nigel took this morning. I also took photos but haven't got them off my camera yet. Nigel dubbed... Continue Reading →

Silent Night, Holy Night

We'd driven over to another part of town late on Christmas Day to photograph a sign that we'd wanted to see lit up at night. Driving back to the motel we spotted colourful lights outside a church and stopped to take a closer look. That's me looking at the nativity scene. It was peaceful and... Continue Reading →

Placid & Wild

Enjoyed this haiku poem published yesterday by Jane Dougherty. I admired how she skilfully wove the imagery of ocean and sky together with words. They seamlessly merge in my imagination and describe the essence of what I've seen when down on New Zealand's south coast in wild windy weather. First photo is from Jane's  original... Continue Reading →

Colourful Fountain in Oamaru

We were in Oamaru on Thursday 05 September and had enjoyed an early evening stroll in the public gardens. Then we went on to  The Last Post pub/restaurant  for dinner where I was told the fountain in the gardens is a coloured fountain at night. We drove back to the gardens and sure enough the... Continue Reading →

Silent Light

There's something in the experience of stillness, simplicity and silence that's a blessed balm in the busyness of business as usual. Contemplate for a moment the silence and beauty of this simple space. The play of light and shadow on the textured floor.

Giant fruit sculpture in Cromwell, Central Otago, New Zealand, home of many fruit orchards. On a dark winter evening they're an impressive sight! Taken by Nigel 07 Aug 2019.

Whispered Words

Poem by Damien B. Donnelly.  Arranged and presented by Liz. Last night you came calling like a song to soften the shadows and found me slipping in between the silence and the slumber. Last night you came calling softly with your whispering words that filled the longing, soft words that settled upon my bed like... Continue Reading →

Dawn Light(s). Frosty pink and blue dawn this morning. Colourful lights glowing on the town tree. Moon. We were walking to the cafe down the street and Nigel took this shot.

Going, Glowing, Green

As darkness descends we switch on the outside light between cottage and office, and the back porch glows green. We're quietly amused, yet at the same time we're rather fond of the effect.. I enjoy seeing the green glow when I look through the kitchen window 🙂 -- another colourful light that we've inherited with... Continue Reading →

Overnight in Oamaru

In January when we stayed in Oamaru overnight, we chose a hotel that we've dined in several times but never stayed at - The Brydone Hotel. Its an old building and we weren't sure if we'd like the accommodation but were pleasantly surprised and very happy with our room which even included a bath in... Continue Reading →

Gore Xmas Houses

Here's a couple of houses decorated for Christmas in Gore, Southland, New Zealand from a late night drive around that Nigel and I did on Friday 21 December. We were pleasantly surprised by the number of residents willing to put in the effort to decorate! As I hit the publish button its getting very close... Continue Reading →

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