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  • Lilith __,

    I have to share this piece of awesome. And if we support these folk they can maybe buy more instruments. :-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3419 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    Most weeds Sof’! (Did you know a part of the scotch thistle is both edible and nourishing?)

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

  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    Spent the afternoon on the Archery Lawn in the Botanical Garden.Bergamot at its best. Loved the fragrance of the herbaceous border . Very pleasant sounds created by Graham Wardrop one of New Zealands finest finger style guitarists.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Islander,

    Did you know a part of the scotch thistle is both edible and nourishing?

    I've always wondered how to extract the Scotch ;-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3419 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Lilith __,

    Ooo! That is a long fraught process that starts with a goat...

    The little nubbin (Scots dialect)/ nub found once you strip off the flower & remove all the prickles & edge the wee thing out, is well worth the trouble of getting it to eat...

    raises a real glass to you - slainthe!

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

  • Lilith __, in reply to Islander,

    A goat, indeed! ;-)

    I remember as a child being taught how to strip a honeysuckle flower back to its delicious core. Perhaps a similar taste?

    raises a real glass to you – slainthe!

    And to you, Islander! :-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3419 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

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    The daily ritual of breakfast for the kids.

    1 The discussion

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6010 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

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    The daily ritual of breakfast for the kids.

    2. Into the Pantry

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6010 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

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    The daily ritual of breakfast for the kids.

    3. Feeding. There's always one not satisfied. ;)

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6010 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to Jonathan Ganley,

    Like the fireworks!

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2187 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to Nora Leggs,

    Is that a new poster I spy? Welcome Nora.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3123 posts Report Reply

  • Julie Cross,

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    inspired by all this flora and fauna to venture down the bottom of the garden

    Australia • Since Nov 2011 • 120 posts Report Reply

  • Julie Cross,

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    and one of the locals on a favourite perch

    Australia • Since Nov 2011 • 120 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    Is that a new poster I spy? Welcome Nora

    +1 A pitbull perchance?

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2578 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Gudrun Gisela,

    Nice red bergamot; I'm off to collect a few seedheads.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2578 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Julie Cross,

    and one of the locals on a favourite perch

    Nice shot Julie. What is that?

    PS Happy New Year. ;-)

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2121 posts Report Reply

  • Martin Lindberg, in reply to JacksonP,

    What is that?

    Overgrown Australian kingfisher. Aka kookaburra.

    Stockholm • Since Jul 2009 • 790 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Martin Lindberg,

    Overgrown Australian kingfisher.

    Perfectly parked on a paperbark perch.
    Looks like some garden you've got there Julie.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3377 posts Report Reply

  • Julie Cross, in reply to Martin Lindberg,

    Overgrown Australian kingfisher. Aka kookaburra.

    Yeah the laughing kookaburra. crazy mad things love our gums trees first thing in the morning.

    Happy New Year JP and everyone, I feel like I've lost the first nine days of the year. as you do.

    Australia • Since Nov 2011 • 120 posts Report Reply

  • Julie Cross, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    Perfectly parked on a paperbark perch.

    Hi Joe, nicely spotted and alliterated. yes we've got a near quarter acre backing onto bush reserve with a creek running through and little bridges. haha - would be awesome in NZ, but there's a lot of really creepy things in those trees and the heat kills all the plants I'd like to grow. very peaceful though.

    Australia • Since Nov 2011 • 120 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    Hebe i thought you might like another wee picci. I wanted a few happy shots of this fair city and there they were All peaceful in the hood..

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Gudrun Gisela,

    Thank you for the beautiful pic. The lighting is lovely. That bridge and its lake and the Botanic Gardens have special meaning for me: close family lived in the Curator's House for decades and I spent a good part of my first 20 years in the Gardens and the then-magical garden behind the house. The house was the setting for many of my family's high days and holidays with hosts who were great lovers of food, family and entertaining. Formal Christmas dinners in the hot summer evening; the old aunts who loved lolly scrambles
    on the lawn out the front on Easter Sunday; the kitchen during the school holidays which always had something good to snack on. I have many of the artifacts from that time, I treasure the hand-written recipe books and the old but perfect secateurs especially.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2578 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Hebe,

    Thank you for the beautiful pic. The lighting is lovely.

    +1

    A great photo followed by a wonderful story.

    Thank you both for that. Those family gatherings sound pretty amazing.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2121 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to JacksonP,

    The best was the bottled salmon, caught by the old boy at one of his secret fishing spots and bottled in the kitchen at Rolleston Avenue; it was brought out for visitors on special occasions.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2578 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Hebe,

    The best was the bottled salmon

    Right, I'm off for morning tea. I'll call it a special occasion and have salmon. Won't be quite the same though, I imagine.

    Your fishing story reminds me of a different sort of holiday we used to have on the East Cape. Several families in tents, with regular trips out to catch crayfish or snapper. Us kids would sit in a tractor tyre while the adults snorkelled around with spear guns or whatever, and then slung the bounty into the middle of the tyre (which from memory had a kind of rubber bottom with a net holding it in place).

    I developed a taste for kina. But it needs to be fresh, which means I don't eat it much any more.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2121 posts Report Reply

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