Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Lovely Things

The top image is of a Sudanese Children's woven rug that we purchased from a Melbourne gallery some time ago.  It is very large and just how all the pictures of birds and animals, trees and houses have been done and combined I do not know.  The other picture is of one of the last Cambellii Magnolia flowers in a cube vase on my table.  I am taking a break for a little while and hope to have some new pictures of pots when I return.

Saturday, February 23, 2013


This strange growth on one of my eucalyptus trees nearly merited another eye in Photoshop.  The other is a reflected image of a three pin power outlet showing on a plywood wall.  This shadow only appears one day every six months when the sun is in just the right position.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Tree Knots

These knots have grown where some branches were removed from my walnut tree some years ago.  The top picture makes me think of a sausage on a plate.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Evening Sun

The very late sun on these clear summer evenings has been a pleasure to see.  It has been very hot and dry but, by this time of day it is starting to cool, and being outside is most enjoyable.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Too Late for a Christmas Lily

These are too late to be Christmas lilies but are looking wonderful right now. Hope you enjoy them.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

In the Garden

A couple of pictures from around the house.  The fern a new one taken from one we planted many years ago.   It seems to like this spot.  The bamboo leaves are on a black stemmed bamboo just outside my bathroom window.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Old School

These photographs were taken by my son Craig and show an old school at Blackwater in the South Island.  Although the school I went to was larger the interior of the classroom was very similar.  Those old desks with holes for the inkwells and a groove to hold the pens and pencils.