the historic precinct in Oamaru is home to some fine old buildings which are now a home to Home Gallery Fine Art
The building was made of Oamaru stone. It was impressive on the corner of Harbour and Wansbeck St.
The stairs were well trodden in the 134-year-old building. The 25 steps indicated the generous height of each level. A smooth handrail confirmed that many people had ventured up these stairs.
The room at the top of the stairs was empty and capacious except for the desk. In the middle of the space was the grain elevator from the years when Wool and Grain were stored in this warehouse. The wooden structure of the building was obvious and expansive. The tall arched windows looked out to the bay. Continue reading “top of the stairs are Fine Arts in Oamaru”
Farewell Te Wai Pounamu, it is with sadness that I leave
Yesterday morning I left. I had followed the Picton detour signs, a reminder of an earthquakes capability, and was on the 0215 ferry to Wellington and then homeward(?) bound to Auckland. I have spent most of 2016 with you and have grown to love who you are. Continue reading “I leave the South Island … for now”
Queenstown is a fantastic place with some amazing scenery which can leave you in a state of awe
It came to me as I was walking up the ski road – the “wow” moment, the “yes! this is why I packed up my stuff and left Auckland”. I am doing the right thing, peace and contentment surround me. Continue reading “the Awe of Lake Alta (part 1)”
the sky was blue, the air was fresh, a typical day in Timaru. Fresh snow had fallen on the mountain backdrop. The sea still showed signs of the wind from the day before. The waves roared and the pebbles grumbled. It was the best time to collect seaweed for the garden. Ted gave me some gardening tips:-
seaweed around the fruit trees, especially good for apple trees in clay
worm farms are great for recyling, the worms eat lots of things
diluted seawater has many minerals which the garden needs
so, time for a walk along the beach with Jock (my current dog) …