Opportunity

I love this flash of orange brightly blooming in our local street, found during one of our recent walks - 16 April to be specific. I asked Nigel to photograph it and was particularly taken with the single glowing petal that had fallen to the ground and lay slightly distant from the plant. Tapanui, West... Continue Reading →

Flowers are …

Gram loved all flowers and often said that “Flowers are God’s love made visible.” The comment above was shared on a recent flower post of mine, from my dear American blog-friend Ellen ('Gem') who's a grandmother herself and visits some of your blogs as well. She always has the right words! Ellen doesn't have her... Continue Reading →

Water of Life

Back in 2017 we searched for a particular mural in Dunedin which I'd seen a photo of in the local paper but we didn't find it. We'd avoided the end of an unwelcoming alley - I think there'd been an unfriendly person/dog pair there. Of course, that's exactly where the mural turned out to be... Continue Reading →

Faith Looks Up

Love this photo from a blog-post at Mike Powell's blog. The post had the title of Happy Easter 2020 and Mike shared a couple of photos of this bright yellow flower, one of which was very 'in-your-face' and I was greatly taken with it. I also love a quote shared in the Comments by a... Continue Reading →

SOLO SAIL

on a ship full of hearts. -- poem by Damien B. Donnelly. My choice of poem started with photos Nigel and I took last Sunday when we were in Clyde and unexpectedly found this lovely plant in flower, love-lies-bleeding -- special as we rarely see it. Isn't it a great name? Tonight browsing through Damien's... Continue Reading →

Welcome Everybody

I've shared with you the tui mural photos that we took on Christmas Day but we also enjoyed a wonderful visit to a Catholic church in South Dunedin named St Patrick's Basilica - it felt very special to be there. For the record I know very little about Catholicism but the church felt very welcoming.... Continue Reading →

Growing Beyond

These photos were taken by Nigel when we were at Dunedin Botanic Garden on 08 Dec 2019. He said the small deformed tree is a Photinia and it appears to have died back several times. Despite the knocks it's growing steadily. Perhaps its resilience in the face of adversity has inspired the Botanic Garden people... Continue Reading →

Having New Eyes

I'm all enthused about 'landscapes' which is unusual for me. The word 'landscape' gets way overused, appearing in all sorts of contexts that have nothing to do with real landscapes.  November Square-A-Day Landscapes  by Jill Kuhn is a wonderful exception - this is my reblog of her 02 Dec post. Thank you Jill Kuhn for... Continue Reading →

Set Me As A Seal

We had a wonderful visit to Maple Glen Garden this afternoon, the garden was full of colour. And as I wandered along, I found that Solomon's Seal is flowering at the moment. Here's one of the photos I took ... looking at it made me think of the Royal Wedding sermon - The Power of... Continue Reading →

Winning Words

"I’ve never floated for so long without the aid of a crane, suspension bridge, boat or pill! Next year, my debut collection will be brought to life by Hedgehog Poetry Press. This city of magic has never shone so magically like it has today…"  Damien B. Donnelly Congratulations Damien! In honour of you becoming a... Continue Reading →

Magical

For  Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #63  Leya has challenged participants with "What is Magical to you?". She recalled reading The Secret Garden* as a young woman and how "over the years it has occupied an enchanted and magical place in my heart". *The Secret Garden is a classic children's novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. I found... 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.

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