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  • Sofie Bribiesca,

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    There was much to admire.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

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    The Hospice on College Hill in the Ponse was our starting point.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

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    These guys did a lot of work and turned their back garden into one big swimming pool. (Almost)

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    Lapageria?

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2880 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    I like this plant from Bolivia.

    Me too, thanks. Looks like fuchsia dependens, renowned for its ease of propagation. Just a little bit of stem & foliage will usually strike root when stood in plain water for a couple of weeks.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4523 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Joe Wylie,

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    fuchsia dependens,

    Yes thanks Joe. That's it. The metal flowers above were his too, as is these.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

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    The elderly gentlman with the garden was sharing his lunch out on his back porch.I nearly returned today to support his stall as he had run out of the Fuscia yesterday but I really have no room at the mo for more plants.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

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    And I just caught a Monarch butterfly leaving his garden. :)

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

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    And just quietly,he and his garden was the most welcoming. Others seemed a bit pretentious. The other day I spotted these recycled Vietnamese oil drum sculptures and here was some in this mans garden. I like. :)

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    Is that my neighbour's garden, Sof? He's a lovely old fella. I noticed the stall out on Marsden Ave, and wondered what was happening. Now I know - wish I'd gone to see it now. For over 20 yrs, I've been dying for a squizz at his garden. It's open on the first Saturday of every month, so one day I'll walk down there..

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3136 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    These guys did a lot of work and turned their back garden into one big swimming pool.

    Stranded in paradise. Great shot.

    That pool would have been a nice place to be yesterday. Damn it was hot! First heat stroke headache of the season. If you can't swim in it, at least remember to drink it.

    Note to self.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2434 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Jackie Clark,

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    Yes it was Jackie! His name is Peter Brady. He is most friendly and now that I know he is open I may go have another look. It is well worth it .Very quirky. The whole garden is full of sculpture, birds and many many plants. well worth a look. :)

    He even has a pond

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to JacksonP,

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    Stranded in paradise.

    Oh yes the pool was a meandering one with an island of palms, hibiscus,cycads and broms. photo ops were few because there was little walking room and many visitors

    At the front of the Grey Lynn Villa however...

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Geoff Lealand,

    3: The Speaker of the House with his giant bull:

    Oh Geoff I forgot to say, what a load of!!Are we talking huge or what !:)

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    I think that Lockwood is a bit of a nong but he does treat his animals with great care. He breeds Belgian Blue* cattle somewhere up your neck-of-the- woods (north of Helensville).

    I liked the alpacas and donkeys best. The cattle was just a mite over-sized.


    * they look more white than blue to me.

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2499 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Geoff Lealand,

    3: The Speaker of the House with his giant bull:

    I've always found it mildly amusing that a PhD in Animal Husbandry should become Speaker of the House.

    Orwellian, or what?

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2434 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Geoff Lealand,

    Unless Lockwood's rather shorter than I'd imagined him, that's a bloody big bull.

    Former Australian PM Malcolm Fraser got into trouble a few years ago when one of his stud bulls being exhibited for sale allegedly damaged a prospective buyer. The aggrieved party claimed that the the barrier behind which the animal was displayed was too low. Rumour at the time had it that this was a common but dodgy practice to make the merchandise look bigger.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4523 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to JacksonP,

    remember to drink it

    especially if you're addicted to caffeine

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19413 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    Lockwood Smith is tall and lean. That bull was the size of a truck.

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2499 posts Report Reply

  • merc,

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    Minotauromachy, Picasso.
    My Dad called yesterday, said he had seen Lockwood and his bull at that very show, then told me he is from my Dad's family area, went to school with his cousin. He was also a teacher at my school when I was there I think. Put things into a bit of perspective for me.

    Since Dec 2006 • 2471 posts Report Reply

  • Chris Waugh,

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    end of the holiday, roamin' or otherwise. Back to work for me.

    Wellington • Since Jan 2007 • 2384 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie,

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    My brother visited Kaikoura the other day, and was struck by how little the view from the point by the old customhouse chimney had changed since he spent the night in his car there in nineteen-seventy-freaking-THREE, and grabbed this shot at dawn.

    So Gudrun Gisela scanned it, & I rotated it 1 degree right & removed a couple of dirt specks and here it is after sitting in a box of slides for nearly fourty years.
    Ektachrome, Pentax, and a hulking great zoom of dubious pedigree that needed occasional attention with a screwdriver.
    And he still has the car.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4523 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Joe Wylie,

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    Sunrise and sunsets are always heart warming photos for me. Being Aztec descendant might have a bit to do with it. Your lovely piece of art has made for a nice segue into a slice of the wall of remembrance up at the Mercy Hospice. This was taken at the beginning of the Heroic festival tour. The wall spans approximately 8 to 10 metres.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

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    And one more section because it's pretty long. :)

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

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    Ok so bad photo but you get the gist.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

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