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Month: December 2013 (Page 1 of 3)

Bubbles

Levitation

Levitation

In readiness for popping bubbles tonight – a picture of a levitating cherry in our friend Ingrid’s glass.…

Painted Boxes: John and Jane Bollard

John and Jane Bollard

John and Jane Bollard

A box for Boxing Day.

This traffic control box governs the intersection of Blockhouse Bay Road and New North Road/St Jude/Crayford Streets. It shows historic portraits of John Bollard (1839/40-1915) and his wife Jane who were residents of Avondale from 1861.…

Angelic

Ingrid's Angels

Ingrid’s Angels

Our dear friend Ingrid improved our minimalist Christmas setting with a choir of angels which she made especially for us. Love them.

The best wishes for a Happy Christmas to all who read this. Peace.

Ingrid's Angels

Ingrid’s Angels

Ingrid's Angels

Ingrid’s Angels

Pohutukawa

Pohutukawa Blossom

Pohutukawa Blossom

At this time of year there has to be a picture of pohutukawa in bloom.

Incidentally, this blog started four years ago, also with pohutukawa blossom. Thanks to all viewers who helped make this such a pleasant experience.…

Predicting …

Kanuka Blossom

Kanuka Blossom

… a white Christmas. The kanuka trees are in full flower, and the tiny white petals are beginning to fall like snowflakes, forming little drifts on the deck and blowing through every opening of the house. Joys of summer.…

Agapanthus

Agapanthus

Agapanthus

Agapanthus are viewed with some disdain by conservationists because they can become invasive. But they provide easy colour in many places (yes, even where they are not wanted…).…

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