A Word A Week Challenge: Metallic.

I might be a bit late to the party with this one but as the old saying goes, ‘better late than…’ whatever. This is my contribution to Sue’s challenge over at A Word In Your Ear.

Each week she picks a word from the dictionary to challenge us and this week the word is ‘metallic’. So I dug up some photos of some beautiful metal sculptures that I stumbled upon in the Dunedin Botanical Gardens, New Zealand.

_MG_9337The sculptures were life size, incredibly detailed depictions of Peter Pan. They looked completely at home amongst the incredible flowers and manicured lawns of the Botanic Gardens. _MG_9339  Tinkerbell whispering endless secrets to Peter Pan. _MG_9342The Lost Boys were curled up amongst the roots of the tree stump Peter Pan stood upon.  _MG_9344The sculpture was decorated with all sorts of beautiful woodland creatures, such as this little guy. He was no bigger than a matchbox.  _MG_9377To one side of Peter was this gorgeous sculpture of Wendy, Michael and John Darling, flying off to Neverland. _MG_9341I thought this plaque was the perfect surreal touch to the entire masterpiece.

‘Dedicated to the children of today, tomorrow, & the future’

Harold Richmond must have been an incredible man.


The Sound of White.

What would Mother’s Day be without flowers. So here are a few for all the mother’s around the world, as well as their son’s and daughter’s.

_MG_7600Marlborough – New Zealand _MG_6978Hamilton – New Zealand _MG_6973Hamilton – New Zealand IMG_2185Boyup Brook – Western Australia_MG_9417Dunedin – New Zealand

A study of bees.

I recently travelled to New Zealand, to visit my boyfriends family. It has long been a running joke amongst my friends how terrified Kiwi’s are of our native Australian fauna, because they have nothing frightening over there….I beg to differ. Their bees are HUGE! I found them highly intimidating, which didn’t stop me from trying to get a photo of them whenever I could.  _MG_6966

Gathering pollen at the Hamilton Botanical Gardens.

_MG_7385Dancing among the flowers at the Wellington Botanical Gardens. _MG_7661Climbing a ladder in Rarangi, Blenheim. _MG_9305Fighting for pollen at the Dunedin Botanical Gardens.