gardens past

Even though yesterday was a wonderfully warm spring day, it's still not summer, so here are some flowers from gardens past.



I have been fascinated with the clouds over the islands of New Zealand since the day I arrived. Hubby and the kids think I'm a bit unhinged, still taking shots of clouds after 6 years here. And when I warned them that my Bestest Friend would be the same way when she came for our wedding, they didn't believe me--but she was!

As I am reminded often, I'm not in Kansas, anymore.


Gulls stop for a drink

These gulls are grabbing a drink of water from a river that runs across the beach to the ocean.


trees in pukeiti

The first and last photos are of a Rimu tree which only grows in the southern pacific rim.