No 3 Balaclava Street

A Little Bird Told Me - this is a lovely designer homeware, clothing and accessories shop that used to be housed in a church building in Wyndham. Some time ago I noticed that the church property was advertised for sale. When we were in town the other day, we popped down Balaclava Street to see... Continue Reading →


Wyndham Windmill (and more)

Leaving Wyndham, we decided to take the Wyndham - Mataura route and I'd completely forgotten about Windmill Corner! Nigel stopped for me to take a quick shot or two. [This blog-post continues yesterday's post]. Here are some photos taken back in town before we left: first up, my photo of the Four Square supermarket in... Continue Reading →

What’s it like in Wyndham?

Wyndham is a rural village in Southland that I've always had a bit of a soft spot for. When we lived in The Catlins we often stopped at the dairy in Wyndham for a burger. They did great burgers and it was a convenient place to stop and have refreshments when going on a drive.... Continue Reading →

Naturally Designed by Nigel

It was a real pleasure for me on Wed 6 Dec to accompany Nigel on a trip to Balclutha to visit the new subdivision named Plantation Heights with which he's involved through his company Growplan. Nigel is a Landscape Architect, based in Dunedin and actively working through Otago and Southland, and further afield by arrangement.... Continue Reading →

Monkey Puzzle at Invermay

I've shared one photo of this monkey puzzle tree with you already, and now I'd like to devote a post just to this one tree. Its the best specimen that I've yet come across and I was pretty excited to find it! Taken at Invermay Agricultural Research Centre, Dunedin, New Zealand on Sun 26 Nov... Continue Reading →

Celebrating Colour

Spontaneous sharing and celebration of colour. Enjoy! This photo is from the Mere Colours post published by Joanne Koo of Singapore yesterday on her blog Pot Gardening. She took this photo while at an exhibition called For Better Endings, New Beginnings, an art exhibition by Yellow Ribbon Project that was held at the Singapore Art... Continue Reading →

Green Wall (Part 2)

This post continues Green Wall in Rural Town Centre. Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand. My previous post showed the public square with the green wall in a general context. These photos are close-ups of the actual plants. Most of the plants are native to New Zealand but one or two aren't. Where I'm fairly sure of... Continue Reading →

Green Wall in Rural Town Centre

On Monday I accompanied Nigel from Dunedin to Balclutha (rural township about an hour's drive from our home in Dunedin). With some time on my hands, I decided to wander up the main street and take a look at the Green Wall that was installed during a major Main Street Upgrade in 2015. I was... Continue Reading →

Concrete Sheep And Real Lambs

Dunedin City Council are upgrading the Warehouse Precinct where developers are renovating many of the old warehouses into attractive, modern shop and office buildings. Currently the Council are working on a pedestrian-only zone in Jetty Street. I've been impatiently waiting for the installation of the 'sheep' bollards that I'd heard about. Yesterday's Otago Daily Times... 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 →

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