Agricultural Show at Wanaka 2018

Very early on Friday morning we drove to Wanaka so that Nigel could exhibit at the Wanaka A&P Show, 9th and 10th March. He had a tent site to publicise his work as a landscape architect (through his company Growplan). He particularly wanted to let farmers know about the design services he offers in regard... Continue Reading →


Americana Surprise in Southland

On Sunday 04 March we headed way out west from Gore and landed up in Lumsden... ** Click twice on any image to view full-size ** Hungry and thirsty, we were drawn to this promising-looking cafe and bar Inside, a 1955 Dodge Kingsway has made itself at home The Route 6 website describes the cafe... Continue Reading →

Golden Showers

Laburnum Tunnel at Larnach Castle Garden, Otago Peninsula (near Dunedin), New Zealand  |  Sat 25 November 2017 Click on the photo to enlarge. The Larnach Castle Laburnum Tunnel, photographed during our visit on Saturday. We were anxious not to miss seeing it in bloom! Above, you can see a couple walking down the slope through... Continue Reading →

The Tower Stairs

  Today I present a photo taken by a photographer whose work I admire very much. His name is Lignum Draco. He's been posting photo articles about his recent trip to Cuba and this photo particularly caught my attention. I'm pleased to share it here with his permission.   Photo by Lignum Draco   "Centrally... Continue Reading →

Out in the Country and by the Sea

Fortrose is on the shore of Toetoes estuary and close to the mouth of the Mataura River, a half hour drive from Invercargill (New Zealand). There's a lovely cafe there where you can have your meal while admiring the view of the estuary. Its a favourite stop for us if we're driving from Invercargill and... Continue Reading →

Yellow Submarine Street Art

This mural of a Yellow Submarine is in an alley near where SO's office is located in Stafford Street, Dunedin, New Zealand. The Beatles are featured on the opposite wall (below). Click on either photo to view a larger size image.   The text on the wall reads: We all want to help one another.... Continue Reading →

The Creative Life In Between

I'm delighted to introduce to you the second guest contributor in the series Where and What is Beauty?. Her guest post will be published on this blog tomorrow! This beautiful watercolour of A Bumble Bee Named Buzz was painted by Jodi McKinney, from Mars. Yes, really! Jodi is from Mars which is a suburb in... Continue Reading →

Nature Photography by Steven Kessel

I've been following Steven Kessel's blog for a while now and today I thought "I must share this treasure of a blog with my followers, right now !!!" and having received immediate permission to use four images for the purpose of recommending his blog, I've got straight to work. Actually, I've used five images -... Continue Reading →

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