Friday, October 29, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Wai Kawa is a new beverage produced in The Woods area of Nelson. Mine had horopito in it, which was peppery-hot-spicy so the drink tasted like a grownup's ginger beer; that's the best description I can come up with. I had it at Ka Pai on Alton Street but I've also seen it at the Fish and Chip shop, and possibly at another place I can't remember.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Page and Blackmore Delivers

Friday afternoons I love to go see Stella, one of the faces on the magazine yesterday, and shoot the breeze about art making. Page and Blackmore was voted the best independently-owned bookshop in New Zealand this year. And their new thing is what you see a small portion of in this picture. They copied Harvard Book Store a while back and began delivering books within the Central Business District (i.e. flat geographically) by bicycle. Here's Pete.

We live in the hilly part of Nelson. Too bad none of the staff is fit enough to deliver here. :-D

Sunday, October 24, 2010


It's not every day you see not one but five people you know on the cover of a magazine. Wild Tomato is a Top of the South Island magazine; I haven't read the article, but I will definitely have to get this month's issue. This is the window of The Magazine Shop on Hardy Street.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Masked Parade 7

I stop here for my parade shots, but you can find more at here include some B&W converted version featured in my other blog.

Nelson Arts Festival Info

Monday, October 18, 2010

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Masked Parade 1

Let's start with this picture.   I have some more to show during next few days.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Crosssing / Jets and Sharks


Jets & Sharks - last night was Nelson's annual Masked Parade and the start of the Arts Festival, and really, the start of the summer. I insisted we put some photos from last night, but Ben snuck in the crossing. And then he "let me" post a pic of mine. That, after I sat on this bench to save our spot for 75 minutes. Grrrr.....

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Bruce Mitchell / Sculptor

I have received very sad message from Arts Council Neslon , today. It is very sad to tell to the world that our very respected sculptor in our region has passed away.

I do love his work in Nelson CBD such as Southern Cross and the Victory as in picture.

This flowers were already there, when I went out to take a picture of his work.

Monday, October 11, 2010


It's almost the middle of October, and the last, 4th school term of the year starts today. And we have a fresh dump of snow over the hills. Southerlies, (wind from the south which is the cold one for us) is gong to blow today, but through gritted teeth I still insist it's much warmer than last year, as I head outside to meddle in the garden. Brrr....

Sunday, October 10, 2010


Quick snap in the back yard.   This is an apple flower, it's all most full blossom after our main cherry blossom is nearly all gone.

Saturday, October 09, 2010


It has been open since 7th/Oct ( as far as I noticed). We get someone landed on our site asking Google "when does kfc nelson open" and similar. So here goes and this is how it looks like.

IMHO, their new drive through route is not a good design, because it's peak time and long queue no one can enter to the parking lot without wait on the same queue.entrance. 

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Big Fat Babies

In Japan, growing orchids is a part time job, a labor of love interspersed with a leap of faith. In New Zealand, even an attention-deficit non-gardener such as myself can reap the benefits of occasional loving. This year, they are particularly fat and juicy. Good girls.

Saturday, October 02, 2010


Compare to this. I took this from same place, and this is different angle when the bridge was still under construction.

This is last Thursday (30/Sep/2010) at Maitai River after heavy rain.  From the second photo, you can see how much water was at one point.  Those walking path had been covered completely!

This bench is obviously mostly covered by water.

Friday, October 01, 2010

Theme Day: Graffiti

Proudly present.... A "Graffiti" by the nature.

I could only think of this one around where I usually go, but I already featured them twice on NDP.  So, I decided to make a twist.   This was a result of heavy rain yesterday and my cherry tree released its flower petals so quickly...  

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