Hello Everybodee

The title is an ode to one of my favourite Sesame Street characters, Grover, he has such a happy and cute personality, I’d like to think I was like that too, but I’m not…first of all I’m female and thanks to our New Zealand summer I’m a nice shade of tan right now.

Well that’s two snippets of info about me another is I have the attention span of a gnat…hence the short and sweet posts, though I’m hoping that will improve with the blogging course I’m taking.

Hello Everybodee

A burst of Fireworks

I was distracted by the fireworks exhibition at New Brighton Pier last night so today is a ‘twofor’ post…I’m not sure if that’s areal world but I think it’s a great description for two posts in one.

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Now I know dandelions aren’t strictly flowers but I really like their ethereal qualities they remind me of the way the fireworks fall from the sky. One good breeze and those fluffy little seed heads will be scattered to the four winds.

A burst of Fireworks

First Tuesday in November

Cup day blooms
Cup day blooms
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bold colour

Most Kiwi’s and Aussies know what the first Tuesday in November means it’s Melbourne Cup Day, the race that ‘stops the nation’.  Synonymous with the race are the roses which are at their peak at Flemington Racecourse and in an omage to the day I’ve picked a rose growing in my friends garden.  The scent is divine and the colour strong and bold  image

First Tuesday in November

Road Closure

Road Closure

The rebuild of Christchurch continues post 22 February 2011 earthquake and we’ve become used to road closures, detours and long delays as ongoing repairs are made to the underground infrastructure.

When I saw this sign I thought it was a rather unique reason for a street closure as our city plays host to two high profile visitors tomorrow with the visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Just quietly I was relieved to think the royal visitors wouldn’t have an  impact on my commute to work, as traffic delays have become the bain of our lives in Canterbury!

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Last of Summers Bloom

A lovely spot of colour on a grey day
A lovely spot of colour on a grey day

From our place in the world, March heralded the start of Autumn or as it’s known in other parts of the world, Fall.

I was cheered to gather the last of my Dad’s roses from my garden to brighten our home on a cold and overcast day.

And yes, they smell as good as they look, colour and fragrance a stunning combination.

Enjoy!

Helen xox

Last of Summers Bloom