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Peas in a Pod

Summer evenings spent watering the garden and enjoying a pod of peas (Okay…a few). It’s a joy that spells warm summer days and sunshine. #Grateful

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Coming Up Roses

I’ve fallen off the bandwagon just a tad with my grateful drawings… not that you don’t already know that πŸ˜› I’ve still been making my daily lists of things I am grateful for but haven’t been putting the time into the drawing side…could claim too many other things but we all have a choice every […]

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Shifting Suns

Our many years living close to the Equator had taught us new sun patterns. Gone were the longer sunrise and twilight zones. It all happens in a matter of minutes up there catching many visitors out as they linger on thinking they still have time before nightfall. But, already three years back in our beloved […]

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Lake Lyndon

Snowmen abounding on the sides of the road and in paddocks. Cars stopped as families take a break from driving and create their own version of the much-loved figure. Sticks for arms, stones or carrots for noses, beautiful round heads some having toppled off already, And a very big sign in a paddock saying “Big […]

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Signed, Sealed and Delivered

“Here! Here!,” I cried. As he pulled the car over I was frantically pulling out the big lens and trying to attach it, not wanting to miss a one. (Not that I needed any more as I have so many photos from our visit to Cape Palliser. But those were little babies and these much […]

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Vistas of Beauty

Fresh dumps of snow brought up from the Antartic region were our total delight as we traveled the Kaikoura coastline. As the road hugs the shore you have waves thundering in on one Β side and snow almost meeting you on the other. What a picture! While taking lots of photos for records I was trying […]

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Sunrise

A good night’s sleep had improved my motion sickness immensely. Oh, how grateful I was! (Here’s a link for that story 😦 )And now before us lay two weeks of South Island adventure. Pretty excited is probably an understatement πŸ™‚ Drawing back the curtains in our apartment had me immediately oh-ing and ah-ing and racing […]

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Whanganui Detours

The Desert Rd was closed due to all that wonderful snow that had been sent at my request. So, around the western side of the mountains we went enjoying places we had picnicked at during the Summer months now all covered in freezing white.We drove past trees packed with fresh snow driven against one side. […]

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Tauhou

Waxeye… Whiteeye… More correctly, Silvereye. So common here in New Zealand. But what I did not realise was that it was not known here before the 1830’s. It was believed to have blown in from Australia, thus the Maoris called it ‘Tauhou’ which means ‘Stranger’ or ‘New Arrival’… good name, guys! Don’t be a stranger…click […]

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Soft Falling Snow

Finally the moment had arrived. All the preparing, arranging and packing had been done. Little notes were stuck to appropriate places around the house so that birds would not be forgotten, dogs would be cared for, plants would be watered and still alive on our return. The car had been checked over for oil, water […]

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