Monday, 20 February 2017

My Summer Garden - Mosaic Monday




Welcome to my summer garden
with a little glimpse of what's been flowering
over the last few months.
I wish I could transport the fragrance that wafts in the air
as I water the garden in the early evening 
it's my favourite time of day
when I feel all is well in my little world!




I'm always planning my next garden!
When we downsize in the not too distant future
I plan to design my garden with fragrance and texture in mind.
My dear mother lost her sight in her latter years
but she still appreciated the beauty of a garden
by touch and smell.




'It is a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose,
and the eyes will take care of themselves'.
~ Robert Louis Stevenson ~



I'm joining Maggie for Mosaic Monday
do follow the link and visit some of the other bloggers.
Thank you Maggie for hosting!



Take care and
be kind to one another

à bientôt

Shane




Thank you all for popping in to say hello - I love reading your comments.
With my work committments I visit as time allows - usually at weekends!



Sunday, 19 February 2017

Summer Boating in Auckland





I've taken hundreds of photos with my iPhone 7 Plus
so for Five on Friday this week I thought I would give you a taste
of Summer Downunder 2017.

1. Bean Rock Lighthouse in the harbour approaching Auckland.
(do you recognise it H from your visit to our shores in December?)
I so, so wish I had known you were coming......




2. Yachts of sizes and class enjoying the light breeze.




Our niece Amber and Tony shucking scallops!
Thank you Tony for diving - you're a great hunter and collector!




Their youngest shipmate 'Miss Pippy' who loves being out on the boat.




This is the Cruise ship season here, from November to April.

I love going down quayside to see what ships are in port.
This one is 'Ovation of the Seas' of the Royal Caribbean Line.
Auckland really comes alive when the ships are here and
the tourists add to the holiday atmosphere while visiting our shores.


I'm joining Amy for Five on Friday
Thank you Amy for hosting



Take care and
be kind to one another

à bientôt

Shane




Tuesday, 31 January 2017

The Lakes Golf Course & Resort Pauanui





On our recent trip to Coromandel we checked out
The Lakes Resort and Golf Club
a short distance from Pauanui.
There is also a gated resort style community there which we could
only see from a distance. The houses all looked very upmarket
but not our cup of tea!




While neither of us are golfers we enjoyed our little tour.
I had always thought I would like to take up golf when I retire
but now with one of my knees giving me grief
I feel I may be past it!!!

Do you play golf, I know it is a great way of exercising!




These are the 'bunkers' which look very tricky for a non-golfer like me!





I'm joining Maggie for Mosaic Monday
and I hope to catch up with you all there!

I may not visit you until the weekend because work gets in the way
of my fun blogging time!
Meantime, thank you all for your visits.





Take care and
be kind to one another

à bientôt

Shane






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