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The afternoon started well, with the unusually mild December promising a good few hours gardening. Having discovered on my rambles that an errant hazelnut dropped between the fence and the back of the ‘bus shelter’ had grown into a twenty foot tree without us noticing, the Golfer was sure he could deal with it without having to broach the neighbours and tackle it from their side of the fence. 377 more words


Isfahan: an Image of the World

We arrived mid-afternoon in Isfahan. Eve and I dropped our things in our room to begin exploring Isfahan. Our first stop was Naqsh-e Jahan Square. Though today better known as Meidan Emam, Imam’s Square, and formerly Shah Square, the square was first built by Safavid Shah Abbas I the Great with the name Naqsh-e Jahan, which translates to image of the world. 270 more words

City Center


A quartet of koel and currawong

draw their song in long breath

of voice like a yearning violin

tangled in the trees of time.

I gaze far into this green day… 25 more words


Night of 1000 Lights - Corona Del Mar

The Sherman Library and Garden is a quaint, very pretty small garden that hosts an annual Night of 1000 Lights every Christmas season.  We like this garden at other times of the year as well, when special events such as the Fuschia Festival are held. 228 more words


Garden Structure

Vignettes from a rural garden near New Plymouth…

Planting architecture…with lumber..

With plants…Formal styling set upon the rolling hills.

And with a hint of the Kiwi humor… 22 more words