Tapanui Community

I took these photos 30 March 2020 when New Zealand was in early Level 4 lockdown for Covid, we were one month into the autumn season. Nigel and I had taken a Monday exercise walk, finding our way to the town rugby fields and then wandering back via the golf course. Tapanui, West Otago, New... Continue Reading →

Rejoice

“Rejoice” for World Watercolor Month 2020 – 01 July. Watercolour by Liz. Only the 2nd watercolour I’ve done! Inspired to participate by Mike Powell who tweeted a joyful bird.

Joy is Water

Joy, then, is water -- the first line of a  beautiful and refreshing poem  that I read recently and it inspired me to think about putting together a "water" post (working on it at present). Then I thought of the engaging lion fountain that we'd seen in Los Angeles, so wonderful it left an impression... Continue Reading →

Solitude and Engagement

Encouragement arrived this morning in the form of a Snowy Egret, a Pelican and a Dolphin. The Snowy Egret so splendid in his solitude. The dolphin and pelican spontaneously playing.. engagement. I enjoyed this so much it was like a tonic, providing some relief from the current pressing concerns in NZ. Taken From:   Unexpected Playmates... Continue Reading →

Invercargill Water Features

Invercargill gets plenty of rain located as it is, way down the south end of the South Island of New Zealand... one of the streets in the city centre even has a prominent umbrella sculpture! In Queens Park yesterday I took photos of some water features. It seems fitting to post photos of water features... Continue Reading →

On Yer Trike

BIG trike, one of a number of works in Queens Park by Invercargill sculptor Frank Wells. Just as well its bolted to the pavement - its a monster and way too big for me... I couldn't resist hopping on and trying it out though! Queens Park, Invercargill. Southland, New Zealand Photos taken 01 Sept 2018... Continue Reading →

A Poem and a Picture

Keep a poem in your pocket and a picture in your head and you'll never feel lonely at night when you're in bed Do you remember this poem from when you were a kid? I've never forgotten the first verse. The poem is by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers. I did a search to check the... Continue Reading →

Sketching, LandArt and Unicorns

This post brings some cool to those of you in the northern hemisphere who are suffering in the heat. The photos below were taken in March 2018 in the UK when temperatures were a lot more chilly. The story and photos are by Katherine Owen whom I've only just started following. I just loved, Loved,... Continue Reading →

Community Open Day

Yesterday I introduced you to a very bright and colourful community garden in South Invercargill that looks great any time of year. We saw a view that included the new community centre and shop where an 'Open Day' was taking place. I'd like to take you a bit closer to the action - its all... Continue Reading →

Out in the Countryside

After leaving Tapanui on Sunday afternoon we drove out into the country and decided to head for the small village of Waikaka. We explored up a gravel road named Bushy Park Road and I took this roadside photo of a hawthorn with red berries, there's also a lovely view down over the plains. Photos taken... 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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