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 →
I know the power of words... a poem by Steve Denehan. Steve is Dublin-born, lives in Kildare and I found his poem via Twitter. I've chosen to team his poem with a powerful image from Pepix who created an amazing effect when she flung boiling water into freezing cold air, an act of energy that's... Continue Reading →
This large bare 1320m section is a block or two up the street from us in Tapanui. I know nothing about its destiny or why the simple house that used to be there is gone. We walked past a few days ago on a beautiful sunny day (cloudy, grey and overcast since). I was drawn... Continue Reading →
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 →
Its autumn in New Zealand and we were treated to a rare show on Tuesday afternoon, rare because we haven't seen much sun in Gore lately. Nigel and I decided to walk into town, our route taking us past a long cypress hedge that's very trim and tidy (it had a serious hedge-trimming a few... Continue Reading →
Golden ash tree in Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. Photo taken by Nigel 29 Mar 2018, mid-afternoon. March is autumn in New Zealand.
Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. Photo taken by Nigel 24 Oct 2017 at sunset. Late October is springtime in New Zealand.
Today its my pleasure to share with you a perfect pairing of paragraph and photo, by PEPIX whose blog I started following recently. If you've ever been caught "between a rock and a hard place" or you're in this position right now, I hope this lovely post will encourage you to persevere. Don't Give Up!... Continue Reading →
In the gold rush days it was illegal for miners to remove the surveyed boundary pegs of a mining claim so the miners would work around them, leaving a pillar of earth under the peg. When visiting old sluicing sites you see these pillars standing alone - they kinda catch your attention. I had some... Continue Reading →
If you're looking at this in Reader please click on the Title and read it on my blog instead (to ensure proper formatting). Thank you! Last night I came across a very beautiful colour poem written by Antara who is 10 years old !!! Antara had contributed the poem to her Mum's blog Colourfulcanvas. Here... Continue Reading →
"Beauty surrounds us." Jalaluddin Rumi Many years ago I tried my hand at oil painting. The teacher was much too kind to tell me I had no talent, but I was smart enough to figure it out pretty quickly. Not being one to give up easily, I then turned to photography as my avenue for... Continue Reading →