I am Wind

In my last post  Connections  I revealed that of the four Elements I've decided that I identify with Air and more specifically with Wind. From Te Ara Encyclopedia, "Invercargill has more gale days than any other city in New Zealand except Wellington. Other parts of Southland experience extreme wind too." This from an old 2007... Continue Reading →

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Winter Cheer

Yesterday we made an afternoon trip to Invercargill and spent some time at Queens Park. Winter has arrived and it's been wet and cold for days on end - grey cloud, drizzle and rain. It felt wonderful to get out of the car for a walk in the park and find that even in winter... Continue Reading →

Tuatara, New Zealand

I enjoyed reading the responses to my  Peace and Quiet  post about the Tuatara Lodge cafe in Invercargill, Southland. Those responses have prompted me to do this post about tuatara (the last photo in the Peace and Quiet post showed a tuatara painted on the outside of the building). Steve Schwartzman (Texas, USA) commented "You... Continue Reading →

Peace and Quiet

The cafe in Tuatara Lodge, Invercargill is my go-to place to sit down with good food, a hot drink and just chill out and forget about everything else. Yesterday (Saturday) I sat down to enjoy one of my favourite comfort foods - savoury mince on toast - which they do really well. Later I had... Continue Reading →

Curly Tale of a Lady-Pig

Once upon a time a couple went to Invercargill on a Saturday outing. After chilling out in a city cafe for hours they walked back to their car on a back street. Looking through a high office window the lady got quite animated - she'd spotted a plump pig with a ladybird bottom on the... Continue Reading →

Classy Old Cars

Early this month, 02 March, we had a day in Invercargill. Sitting in a cafe in Windsor we saw vintage cars driving past and lo and behold, they stopped in a nearby carpark. We wandered over there and had a look around - we were just lucky as this was their starting point for a... Continue Reading →

Which Way

Which Way is a sufficient title for this post and I warn you.. the following is an account of extreme violence that happened in NZ this afternoon. I checked the online news and read that gunmen struck two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. I understand there are nine confirmed deaths and many more injured. I'd... Continue Reading →

Rosa rugosa var. Ventenatia

When we visited Queens Park on March 02, 2019 we found this beautiful rose with a great bounty of rosehips and a prominent flower in bloom. I invited Nigel to also take some photos of the flower - he got a couple of lovely shots, included in this post. This rose garden is devoted to... Continue Reading →

Falling Foliage

Rimu is a New Zealand native tree that I'm very fond of, draped in a cascade of flowing foliage. We looked at some young trees in the native garden at Queens Park, Invercargill on March 02, 2019. I won't add extra information as there's a brilliant rimu article here (it has great photos and includes... Continue Reading →

'Erotica' 1968 HT. Queens Park, Invercargill, New Zealand. Taken by Nigel 02 March 2019

Grow and Flow

I couldn't stop lovin' these beautiful, flowing, flowering native grasses.. how beautiful they are! Taken in the native garden at Queens Park, Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand by Liz 02 March 2019. Here's the big grass with the big flower heads.. native Cortaderia or toetoe Flow of flowers on the more medium-size native, Chionochloa Lastly, big-shot... Continue Reading →

Graceful Grass

These photos of native grasses were taken in the native garden at Queens Park, Invercargill on March 02, 2019. The first photo was taken by Nigel, the others were taken by Liz. A highlight of this visit was the flowering of the native grasses. Southland, New Zealand. Chionochloa rigida Taken by Nigel Probably Chionochloa rubra... Continue Reading →

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