Tuesday, May 28, 2013

pink and blue

Spider flower (Cleome) and succulent Senecio 

Reading I know you're going to be happy by Rupert Christiansen and Sorted books by Nina Katchadourian

Sunday, May 19, 2013

little things

A few toys I bought recently to start a toy basket for little visitors to my house.

And my first attempt at a zip purse. I love the fabric and I had just enough to make the purse. There are many tutorials for the zippered pouch but I like this one. I made mine to hold an eye mask that I keep beside my bed. I sometimes wear it to sleep when my neighbours forget to turn off their bathroom light and it shines in through my bedroom window. Really, it's time I made curtains, don't you think?

Monday, May 13, 2013

and repeat

Another good weekend away in Northland again but this time in a hired campervan.

- red-billed gull
- from the lookout at Matauri Bay
- agapanthus, Te Ngaere 
- ice plant succulent growing on the dunes at Te Ngaere

Reading A slow passion: snails, my garden and me by Ruth Brooks

Sunday, May 5, 2013

a good weekend

We left the city for the weekend to celebrate a birthday and catch up with family. We ate well, enjoyed good company, tried the local wine and drove home the long way.

- on the road near Ruawai
- steer with panda eyes
- hens at Ake Ake vineyard, Kerikeri
- oranges at a roadside stall near Kerikeri
- on the road to Maungaturoto
- a sheep called Eric
- grapevines at Ake Ake
- old Raupo ferry landing on the Northern Wairoa River