Colour is the child of light

The passage light in our new home

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Bedroom Lightshade

The last occupants of our new home were artists and worked in stained glass and in pottery. The couple have gone into care and we've inherited some of their work. Our bedroom lightshade is one example. It sits beneath the light-bulb and therefore dims the light. Having always favoured brightly lit rooms I had no... Continue Reading →

Agapanthus Magic

We've MOVED to Tapanui from Gore and now live just up the road from  Top Nosh. We're in a small, cosy cottage that we own (as opposed to the larger more modern homes that we've rented). Tapanui is a small rural town that we've wanted to live in for a long time - we're both... Continue Reading →

Shadows Under the Eye

The Eye refers to a tree with an all-seeing eye, located in Queens Park, Invercargill. Under the eye, shadow patterns cast their lacy looks across the lawn. Southland, New Zealand. Most photos taken by Liz 02 March, unless otherwise stated. Shadows Under the Eye This first image is cropped from a photo I took 02... Continue Reading →

Oamaru Patterns

Oamaru is such a beautiful and interesting town with its Whitestone buildings, arts and crafts, nice cafes, steam punk, colours and patterns. Its a great place to just "be", to wander around and relax, take in the beauty and enjoy the lovely light (Oamaru always seems to be blessed with a special quality of light!)... Continue Reading →

Baark of the Town

We wanted a leg-stretch and wandered up a street leading out of the town centre of Oamaru. Being uphill it also gave us a vantage point from which to take a few photos. This striking shop stopped us in our tracks and after taking photos we returned to town. Baarkers Dog Grooming, 36 Tees Street,... Continue Reading →

Macandrew Bay

There's a few shops at Macandrew Bay and we also found an old cemetery with the Macandrew name appearing on some plots. Having shown you the local community library and the tiny library I thought I'd share some other things we saw. This is the last Macandrew Bay post. Macandrew Bay is on the Otago... Continue Reading →

Oamaru Thistle Sign

While walking down an Oamaru street we noticed an attractive "thistle" sign above an office building. I was interested in what the shadow would be like and asked Nigel if he would please photograph it in addition to me because he had his Olympus Digital camera and would capture more detail at a distance than... Continue Reading →

Tree Colours. Striped hedge. Trees to left and centre are both natives. Pittosporum species (left) and Purple Ake Ake or Akeake (Dodonaea viscosa) in the centre. Gore, New Zealand.

Tiny Turret

This tiny turret building is on the 13-acre property of the Heartland Hotel Croydon on the edge of Gore (just down the hill from where we live). It was a quick stop on our way home today - I thought I'd spotted a wind vane on top but its just a decorative spire. No idea... Continue Reading →

Paua Shell Fence

Paua (abalone) shells are beautifully iridescent on the inside. The shellfish itself is a popular food, often consumed as paua fritters and the gathering of paua is a much enjoyed recreational activity. Just saying, as I don't gather or like to eat paua but I do love the beautiful shells and paua jewellery. When we... Continue Reading →

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