The Meaning of Trees

My first Liebster Award nominee has got her response underway! Kay McKenzie Cooke from Dunedin, New Zealand has posted answers to my first two questions. It was great reading what she shared and I felt very honoured that Kay who was born and raised in Southland called me a Southlander - a rare privilege indeed.... Continue Reading →

Ducks in Queenstown Gardens

When we wandered around Queenstown Gardens admiring all the spring flowers on 27 October, we also came across some ducks. I took a few shots and thought I'd share these four with you. Queenstown Gardens, Queenstown Lakes District, New Zealand. If you look closely you can see this is a mother duck with tiny ducklings... Continue Reading →

Queenstown Spring Flowers

There was a wonderful variety of bright and colourful flowers when we visited the Queenstown Public Gardens on 27 October 2018. The first three photos feature various colours of rhododendrons, the fourth photo has tulips and forget-me-nots with two different lilacs behind, and the last photo has a closer view of the purple lilac. Queenstown,... Continue Reading →

Colour Ways in Queenstown

It was a joy to reacquaint ourselves with the Queenstown Public Gardens when we were there on 27 October 2018. This long wide path is wonderful to walk along. Nigel was the landscape designer on the Queenstown Gardens upgrade a few years ago and the paths and their alignment were the main focus of this... Continue Reading →

Queenstown Cream

All of these photos were taken by me in Queenstown Gardens on 27 Oct 2018. Most are selected for this post due to their cream or lemon colours - I seemed to have a bunch of photos that fitted this description. There are also many brightly coloured flowers in the gardens but those photos are... Continue Reading →

Queenstown Gardens

The first photo is taken by me from in front of the Bath House Cafe on the shore of Lake Wakatipu. The mountain is Cecil Peak. The peninsula covered in trees is Queenstown Gardens. Between the Bath House Cafe and the gardens are playgrounds for children of various ages from tiny tots to older children.... Continue Reading →

TSS Earnslaw in Queenstown

I was fortunate to see the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw leaving Queenstown Bay for her trip to Walter Peak and a few hours later when we were at the Bath House Cafe I saw the Earnslaw steaming back to town again. When she left Queenstown she reversed out into open water from her berth staying... Continue Reading →

Bath House Cafe, Queenstown

When we were in Queenstown on Saturday 27 October we re-visited a cafe that we haven't been to for many years and it was so wonderful we returned again before leaving town. It was bright and comfortable, the food and coffees were delicious and it feels very special being right on the shore by Lake... Continue Reading →

Chocolate Cafe Mural

Mural detail inside Patagonia's chocolate and ice-cream cafe, Beach Street, Queenstown, New Zealand - their flagship store on the shore of Lake Wakatipu. Nigel took these yesterday, 27 Oct. *Click on the above photo to enlarge* The mural is on the wall behind the stairs that lead from the ground floor to the first floor... Continue Reading →

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