11/24/17

Summer is looking colorful!

My garden is full of color and buzzing bees, too! I'm so amazed that these gorgeous flowers 
grow in my garden; especially, the white rose bush that recovered by my planting one branch from 
a struggling bush that fell apart when we tried to move it.









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11/23/17

sliver of moon

When I was closing the curtains for the night, I noticed the bit of moon.







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11/22/17

WATW



This bit of roadside fun wasn't too far from the house this weekend.

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11/20/17

The other side of the mountain

 It was fun to get photos of Mt Taranaki from the other side with different 
foreground scenery. I will share more photos later.


We stopped at Urenui beach as it had been a while since we'd been there.

I always like to see the criss-cross of the water.







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11/18/17

green

I love that there is so much green to see most of the year in NZ.


We saw lots of wild turkeys on our recent trip.



These are the tops of  ponga trees growing along the Forgotten
World Highway.


11/17/17

water, water, everywhere!

There's something soothing about water, at least, to me, and it always
has a calming effect, no matter what mood I am in.






Hubby took this photo in Raglan.

11/16/17

Mokau Museum

Mokau is one of those towns along State Highway 3 that you stop for coffee
and a comfort stop on your way somewhere else. The museum is across the street
from the public toilets and I have seen it many, many times but it never looked open
and I never thought to check to see. 

I watched a series called Heritage Rescue on Choice TV about a team who remodeled 
and updated small, local museums across New Zealand, like this one, and was definitely 
interested to see the updates.
  
So, of course, I had to check it out the next time we passed through, which was for 
our caves and rail-car trip.

To be honest, it still didn't look open, but Hubby and I checked it out anyway, and it was open!



These are a few highlights that I found interesting. There were lots of other things, too.






This fridge on the porch  caught my eye--great idea for re-purposing!




11/15/17

Wednesday around the World



These are a few of the many flying visitors to  my garden this spring.

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11/10/17

my spring garden is abloom!

Warm weather has arrived and my flowers are enjoying it a lot!
Bees are loving the flowers as well.



I can't wait to see what my summer seeds bring!


11/9/17

more forgotten world tour

Okahukura was our starting point for the railcart ride.

This eucalyptus tree looked quite lonely.






The town of Maitere was our destination and turn-around point for the cars.
forgotten world railcart trip nz

forgotten world railcart trip nz

maitere-hall-nz

turning around

Maitere was where a brick-making factory was set up to make bricks that lined the tunnels.
When the tunnels were finished, the owner decided to start baking bread.

sign at maitere nz

bridge over river