Monthly Archives: October 2014

The colours of the garden.

The colours of Hollard Gardens

Take one sunny spring Saturday, add one happy extended family with children scampering through the garden exploring, grandparents discussing garden plants, and little old me merrily taking photo’s like a child in a candy store…such colour, texture and beauty all in one place!!!


Garden rambling…

Hollard Garden 1 Hollard Garden 2 Hollard Garden 3

I couldn’t decide which of these images I Ioved most. They are a type of Peony, I believe. I discovered them at Hollard Gardens, on the weekend. It was great to get the camera out and take tons of photos of all sorts of blossoms and flowers in full open glory. Spring is definitely here and Taranaki is in full bloom!


A rose between the thorns…

Perfection in a rose? I think this must be close…20141016_165203


beautiful machinery. ..

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I saw this in a museum recently. I was struck by how beautiful such a functional peice of machinery was. It is part of an old steam powered engine. Just lovely.


Cliff top vista’s…

sugar loafs

The sea and sky merge in this image, one is barely able to see the difference, apart from some small islands in the distance. Apart from that, it is a cliff of green, and then endless pale blue sky and sea…magic! The two barrels a not so subtle hint of the area I am in…But, what is not to love – vineyards, grass, cliff top views, big sky and sea…a dramatic, romantic place.


Taking the mystery route….

path in trees

To the right of this path, if you were to glance to the right, is a large concrete pathway and beyond that is the blue, blue sea. But you don’t really notice these, as the large coastal trees and the winding leaf-strewn path through them distracts your attention away from the sea and into the forest of branches, greenery and birdsong. The path leading beyond where you can see, so you keep walking (or scootering!) to see what lies beyond the next corner…a mystery loved by young and old alike..


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