Monday, December 28, 2015


Compacted landscape with 500mm mirror lens on OM-D, little foggy over there... I hope we have a little rain for plants.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Royce McGlashen

This vars is a special one-off version made by local artist Royce McGlashen.
I believe it was for his exhibition.  
We love this piece very much there was few more fantastic piece in his work-shop / gallery at time we visit him. 

We should have been there more but there is chance that we spend unexpected expense every time we are there...


Friday, December 25, 2015

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Thursday, December 17, 2015


Summer car!

Well not only but in my head, that categorised as summer car especially this clean.

I can image a nice road trip.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Quick Shower

It was probably less than 5 min?  Strong wind and quite bit of rain drop from sky.
Quickly close windows and wait... 

It's all gone and quiet now. The is even usual sunshine.

Thursday, November 26, 2015


It make me smile. 

When I saw such a well restored and cared classic on the side road.

and even running with healthy engine sound. 

Saturday, November 21, 2015

The Flag Debate

One of New Zealand's current prime minister's legacy projects is to change the flag of this country; to get rid of the Union Jack and make it more pertinent to New Zealand as it is now; and distinguish it from the all-too similar Australian flag. The first stage is to choose the alternate, (to the current one,) in the next few weeks; then in March, we vote either to keep the current one, or to change to the alternate.

Designs were submitted by the public, then choices narrowed down to a long list, then the final four chosen by "distinguished New Zealanders" with the fifth, (second from right,) added by popular demand. The far right and the far left above were designed by the same person. You may also have seen the Laser Kiwi which got a lot of social media coverage. The possible disproportionate presence of the silver fern may be due to its association with New Zealand sports teams and/or the PM's preference.

The process is estimated to cost $26 Million, because New Zealand is secure with a "Rock Star" economy. His words.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Alma St

Bookshop was moved here. 

They also have lot's of interesting T's ...


Monday, November 02, 2015

Construction Site

Middle in CBD, used to be a second hand book shop is now demolished ( because of earthquake compliance). 

I've hard city is planning to place a shipping container based shopping space just like one famous in Christchurch. 

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Bicycle Art

I love this sample, the sign post says the competition is coming.
There are few other sample in CBD as well. 

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Morri Street

Former Morrison Street Cafe is now renamed to Morri Street.  Still in good shape.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Sunday, September 06, 2015


This building will likely be gone...  Council is submitting resource consent now.  Some detail for submission is in the window of ex jeweller's shop. 

Friday, September 04, 2015

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Lake Rotoiti , Tasman

It was bit complicated weather, little rain where I was standing but blue patch with dynamic cloud.  You see rain cloud on left side..

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Lake Rotoiti

Quick road trip to the lake.

It was bit chilly, little cloudy and bit of rain.

Saturday, August 08, 2015

August Chill

With very little firewood left, we're having another wee cold spell. This was taken not so early this morning, and the snow on the hills were much brighter than this. Most of the hills are under snow clouds now in the late afternoon. Brr.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Cafe MAX

Where Istanbul used to be...

Servers good food.  Although I miss Turkish flavour of restaurant but their chef is from there so some menu may be back. 

Thursday, July 16, 2015


Just a few sec I could see the industrial area n between the fog this monring.
It's all swallow by the fog now and I can only see white cloud like scene.

I bet flight was cancelled this morning...

Monday, July 06, 2015


These guys are such teasers they are usually deeply in the tree for breakfast but today this guy posed just long enough for me to fetch the camera. Not long enough to change the white balance nor to get out of the macro setting, though. There are two of them, but they like to eat separately. Occasionally they sit in my naked cherry tree in the afternoon and compare notes.

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Chilly Afternoon

Hardy Street

One chilly afternoon.  Those tree still have little leaves left but getting colder and colder.  It's winter in CBD.


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Cold Spell

It's been cold all over New Zealand this week; Nelson has had two consecutive overnight temperatures below 0C, which is cold for Nelson. But every year, by June, I don't feel the cold any more and much time is spent on perpetual weeding.

This year I learned about multi-level potting of different bulbs, the idea being the smaller ones on top flower early and medium and larger ones will follow. The top layers have come out, but now I don't know what's going to happen to the violets, (the purple ones may die after this morning's frost), or the subsequent layers on top. I only followed the instructions from a bulb company!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Bye Bye Istanbul

One in a while, we decided to go somewhere for nice dinner.. 

We headed to favourite place after much sort where to go.

... and ... 

What we found is that it has been closed and something is going on inside..

Little sighn  on window (not in pic) says it will be reborn as "Cafe MAX" in sometime soon.

I miss their platters most and may of decisions food.    I'm not sure what kind of place it will be next.

... maybe keep eye on it ... 

Sunday, June 07, 2015


It's a good crispy Sunday morning (Well it's about 10:30am) !  There is a moon over the mountain range today.