Tag Archives: Garden

My Sunday Photos | Winter flowers inspiring prose


It’s nearing the end of winter in New Zealand, with the days getting noticeably longer and more fine days in between the cold fronts, but still, when the southerly whips up from Antarctica, we need a little hopeful reminder of … Continue reading

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The Photo Gallery | My Back Garden

roses lingering on in autumn in Martinborough

This is the garden of our home in Martinborough, where we escape to as often as time allows. It’s our weekend retreat in the countryside, where the climate is frequently several degrees warmer than our place in Wellington – on … Continue reading

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The Photo Gallery | Green

Punga fern in the garden, New Zealand

I used to think blue was my favourite colour, like the ocean and a perfect summer’s sky, but more and more it is green that really rocks me. I love all the contrasting shades of green in nature, and the … Continue reading

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Things I’m Loving…

Peek a boo

A Monday that started with rain and wind, where the only sign of summer was the strawberries on my muesli, gave us a breather in the afternoon. Sunshine peeked from between the clouds as Sophie and Alice ran around Katherine … Continue reading

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Walk through the tulips with us…


It’s nearly Spring Festival time in Wellington’s Botanical Garden and the tulips are as glorious as ever. It’s impossible not to smile when faced with all this joyful colour – from bright sunshine gold… To carpets of pinks… They always surprise … Continue reading

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Grass | LOVE | Photo a Day May *Monday & Tuesday*

Grasses rippling in the breeze in our garden

Couldn’t resist combining these two, as I LOVE the varied GRASSES of New Zealand. So many colours and such varied textures – from coarse and spiky, to fine and wispy. In my back garden we have a steep bank, where nothing … Continue reading

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