Sunday, July 16, 2017

Wednesday, July 05, 2017


Just looked up.... Nothing but blue... So I did include street light post.  

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Heavily Wet Weekend

We have a quite heavy rain this weekend.  

This image is the water dancing in fountain, taken with macro lens as I get close to the surface.    Nop, it's not under the rain but rather very strong sun light light up the bubble of water while.

Trafalgar SQ, Nelson

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Coffee Cart

Taken at Nelson Saturday Market

(well not today, as it is rather very mistakable cold wet day, today.... ) .  

Monday, June 26, 2017


Playing with with old manual focus lens on my Olympus digital.

Evening light from side on river where ducks are playing.

Sunday, June 25, 2017


Trees are loosing leaves and air is getting really chilly. 

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

To be the best in the universe!!

One of our favorite place! The Tozzetti!

We can not get out without a pack of their biscuit and ... 

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Oh, Thank Goodness

Across the street from the Bead Gallery is the Trade Aid shop. (You can see the shop sign in yesterday's pic.) Nelson shop being the most profitable Trade Aid in New Zealand, I was shocked when Ben came told me the shop was empty last week, so we had to investigate.

Margaret said they only renewed all the fittings. Phew! I can't take all my favorite shops disappearing from Nelson, you know. And it's Mom's Must Go place in Nelson, too.
 It reopens today.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Sadly Missed

Nelson's, (and New Zealand's; folks used to come from Auckland,) awesomest Bead Gallery is no more. I used to hike to the lovely house on Parere Street where the shop started. After the awesome art supply shop Betts closed, Laurie moved the bead shop into town. Not long after, from memory, his young son and three mates died in a horrible car crash, and a few years later, Laurie himself was taken suddenly, so it was inevitable, but still sad to see the shop close last month.

Laurie didn't know who I was but knew I came in often enough. Once he told me his son's passing "really changed" him, but he couldn't say more. I hope they are happy together now, wherever they are. And thank you for all the awesome beads.

Mike Ward has a lovely picture of Laurie stuck on the wall of his jewelry studio, above Morri St Cafe, up a short way on Hardy St.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Are You Sure?

At the back of the Hospice Shop, which was very crowded yesterday.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Brown Breakfast

Ben's almond meal cake, v3; this time with cocoa nibs and further reduced sugar. He has his with Wild Maine Blueberry Jam and a touch of yogurt; I with Hot Pepper Jelly and roasted-by-me plums. Plates sent from my cousin in Japan.

Also today, it's the second time this season we have the fire going. But the first time, Saturday, didn't count because we weren't cold, just so wet and soggy from all the rain. Today is actually a perfect garden day for me, still, chilly and overcast, but I want to do inside things, so I'm calling it "almost raining".

Sunday, April 16, 2017

H.D. - Chrome

Great bike and there is a great owner behind who look this baby after very well.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Monday, April 10, 2017

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Empty Bench

It's not like a secret place but quite nice place to relax in the park we all know.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Cold Ummmm...

Thursday started out cool, almost cold, then by mid-afternoon turned hot and humid. I guess some folks needed whatever this was. Bridge & Collingwood Streets' Four Spirits Corner, where there used to be three pubs and a church.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Saturday, March 18, 2017


Little trip to Marlborough Sounds.  

This is at Picton.

Monday, March 13, 2017


Don't know where you'll end up but it's a risk I was willing to take for NDP. Farmers Department Store, Buxton Square entrance.

Sunday, March 12, 2017


What do you mean which one? All, and more!  But especially the swirly, flowery ones. Pomeroy's Coffee, Montgomery Square.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

License To

Tweek. Ben could not stop shaking with laughter as we drove. Halifax St, last Friday.

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Monday, February 27, 2017

Pic's Peanut Butter

My (Meg's) Philosophy Professor and the Mrs from Minnesota have been visiting Nelson and the Mrs found out abuot our peanut butter factory tours, so we went Friday morning. We knew such thing existed but, you know, it's one of those things you wait for a keen visitor to want to see.

Pics started in one man's house not so long ago but now it's in a spiffy sesmi-automated factory, but soon they will have a much bigger factory with five fully automated production lines nearby. The tour is interesting, full of Pic's history, but not overlong, so perfect not only for peanut butter afficionados but also for kids. Free, but must book ahead.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Choccy Dog

@ Mapua

Actually we wend Apple Shed on that night but may be next time!