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  • Gareth,

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    Painted wall, Songzanlin (Tibetan buddhist) monastery, Shangri-la, Yunnan, 4/9/2007.

    Bucolic in the backblocks… • Since Jan 2008 • 202 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

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    A visit to Kew Gardens revealed an exhibition of work of Chihuly . One of my favourite Artists and an absolute pleasure to experience.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6349 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

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    And this....

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6349 posts Report Reply

  • Gareth, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    I saw that show. A friend used to be marketing director at Kew, and she put that show together (and showed me round). Quite amazing stuff, and wonderful in the garden settings.

    Bucolic in the backblocks… • Since Jan 2008 • 202 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

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    Another.

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  • Islander, in reply to Simon Grigg,

    Just looked at the recipe you kindly provided...I think lagoon-run shrimps (which we sometimes catch quite a lot of, and whilst coming from the sea, have been in fresh water a wee while) would be perfect. Fiddly but worth it, given the other luscious ingredients eh?

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

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    This guy was at Camden.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6349 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

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    Here, I am looking at Germany waaay down there.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6349 posts Report Reply

  • Islander,

    Chihuly @ Kew? Never encountered before but now, waua!

    They'd fit with the singing flowers I've been writing about-

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Gareth,

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    I saw that show.

    Wasn't it fantasmo. Took a boat down the Thames. Took a walk around the gardens. Took a drink around the corner and enjoyed the day in the sun. Your friend has a great job. I just loved the place. I love gardens, always pottering about amongst plants.Ok, one more in appreciation of your friends efforts. :)

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6349 posts Report Reply

  • Gareth, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    She's not there any more - sadly, because it was her perfect job. But now she's marketing director at the National Gallery, which has its compensations!

    Bucolic in the backblocks… • Since Jan 2008 • 202 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Islander,

    Incidentally, as opposed to kereru & pipiwharauroa (& young thrushes), kotare rarely *kill* themselves by crashing into windows…

    My aunty's had some success at deterring birds from flying into her windows with a variety of decoys, including a plastic magpie.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3470 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

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    I have so many. And yes, they sang Islander. :)

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6349 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

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    Stunning stuff. From everyone.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6349 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Lilith __,

    Magpies havent -yet- got this far south on the Coast, Lilith.
    When we see one, reconoitering as it were, we have a squad of us who will find it and shoot it (the ‘squad’ stretches as far south as Haast: we are pretty sure we can keep them at bay.)

    The only deterrent I’ve found that works is making certain (for pipiwharauroa) is there arnt any inveigling lights. Kereru will crash whenever they want; young thrushes are kind of exuberantly stupid (and you cant do much about that) and
    kotare…sigh. But, they almost always survive a window crash.

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    Sofie, no envy, just joy in what your garden (& photography!) holds- best, everyone-

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Gareth,

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    Colours don't always have to be bright: Ship Creek, Haast, 27/2/2008

    Bucolic in the backblocks… • Since Jan 2008 • 202 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Gareth,

    Heh, talk about timing! A geologist mate just gave me a copy of his recent monograph entitled “Up Ship Creek Without A Paddle” (yep, same place – he & wife – who concentrate on seismology aspects of their science, have a home here in Big O.)
    Ship Creek, aside from penguins, and the aura of the Frenchman’s Seaboot(or gumboot) is an enticing place. Good photo- dont you love the so-subtle range of greens?

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Gareth, in reply to Islander,

    It's a magical place. The first time I stopped there I walked out onto the beach and a baby seal flopped away into the surf, and as I watched it swim out a pod of dolphins arched through the waves. And that was before we walked into the forest and saw the birds and mushrooms and ferns and...

    Bucolic in the backblocks… • Since Jan 2008 • 202 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Gareth,

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    What a lovely photo. This is somewhere in South America. It was My Dad's travels. He trekked for a year (in his 70's)

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6349 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    That is an amazing - and uncomfortable for me - photo.
    It all looks - organic, moving- but there's clearly a human structure in its midst- being encroached upon-

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Grigg, in reply to Islander,

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    Fiddly but worth it, given the other luscious ingredients eh?

    Well worth it. The trick is to let it sit for a couple of minutes and allow the sauces to slightly penetrate the pawns. Also don't overdo the palm sugar.

    We're having it tonight - the small streetside cafe up the road does some of the best I've had (picture of that place's take on it is above).

    Just another klong... • Since Nov 2006 • 3209 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

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    Awesome photos Sofie, and everyone else.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2160 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs,

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    Dinghys Mahurangi

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  • Russell Brown, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    Wasn’t it fantasmo. Took a boat down the Thames. Took a walk around the gardens. Took a drink around the corner and enjoyed the day in the sun.

    Awesome place to go on acid. I'm, er, told.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 19019 posts Report Reply

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