Saturday, October 25, 2014

Manuka Bud and Flower

A couple of close-up pictures of the buds and flowers on my manuka bush taken recently by my son, Craig.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Blossom Time in New Zealand

The dark red cherry blossom does not hold its colour very long before fading to a softer pink.  The other picture is of a very small flower I found in the grass - one I had not seen before.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Wood Carvings

The little Bee carving was a trade mark of the cabinet maker who made the fittings for St. Matthews Church in Hastings.  There are supposed to be seven of them in the church but I could only find this one and, even then, I had to have help to find it.  The grape carvings on the pew ends is in response to the very large wine growing areas of the region. I am not sure whether the church is celebrating the wine or the commercialism.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Inside St Matthews Church, Hastings

These windows were donated to the church by the Vogther family of Hastings.  The lectern reminds me of the ones I saw in Britain last year.  Wonderful art!