Thursday, September 30, 2010

Day 33

the cress is growing
Mmmmm egg, mayo and cress rolls!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

Day 30

I was out early this morning working on The Sunday Creative.
This is another of the webs

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Day 29

This photo a day is harder than I thought it would be!
I've never known what this tree is called, but every spring there are lots of them all over the place with their bright pink leaves. They turn green later. I think its a Japanese something or other! I adore them.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Day 28


New Willow so pretty

Friday, September 24, 2010

Day 27

These escaped the mowing

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Day 26



Wednesday, September 22, 2010

day 25



Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010

Day 23


First Freesia

I can smell it's perfume as I type. 

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Day 22


Rachel’s Nose

day 21


L's Godson and my boy. I was there for his birth so feel pretty attached to him. He's totally brilliant.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Day 17



Day 16


Meet Ruairidh, Aoife and Candy.
Our Highland Coos
Aren't they magnificent?

Oh! Had to edit this post - early this morning Candy had her baby!
Meet Lachie

Sunday, September 12, 2010

day 15 Tallulah Belle 2


Another one, she's a cutie. This is with her 'bunny'. She loves Bunny. She carries it around with her all the time. She even takes it to bed and makes a pillow out of it.

Day 14 ~ Tallulah Belle

Recently I've had friends and family ask why there are hardly any photos of Lulah. The reason is simple, she is a doodle, she is 2. For those of you who don't know what these dogs are like, let me explain. She never sits still. NEVER. She's the happiest, most gorgeous (surprisingly) well behaved pooch, but she has ants in her pants. Simple!

this is one of about 30 photos, this is the only one even marginally in focus!
Aw but we love her!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Day 13


Flowers on our kowhai tree. These are the only three there are. Last year it was covered in bunches of them. I don't know why it has almost none this year. I'm putting it down to the drought.

Day 12

If life gives you lemons...
I never in my wildest dreams thought I would live somewhere that lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruit and mandarins just grew in my garden. It's wonderful. Especially limes...ah mjoitos.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Day 11

These are actually the tiniest of daisies. They grow on a bush, but it's so big I've always called it 'the daisy tree'

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Day 10

Kereru - Native Woodpigeon
Right outside my bedroom window. It was there for a good while, eating leaves.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Day 9


Auckland from the 17th floor.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Day 8

The bluebells are just appearing in the garden. I haven't seen them in anyone elses garden in New Zealand.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Day 7


I have to admit to rather loving this! It's also a bit of a cheat as I took it a couple of days ago, but it makes me smile!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Day 6

Water Lily. Wish I had a pond in the garden to have some of these in.

Day 5


stripey camillia

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Day 4

I'm cheating a bit today, because there are two photographs, but they're both of the same thing. It's a piece of driftwood that we found years ago and it sits on the deck. For some reason these photographs make me think of elephants.
I played around with one of them and made it black and white, the other is as it was taken, I was lying flat out on the deck to get these!

I particularly like the borer ( woodworm) holes you can see.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


I'm always taking photographs of lovely vibrant flowers so I thought, for a change,  why not take one that's deadish. This is one of the white camillias, still on the plant, completely brown, but still quite beautiful in it's own way.