Beach Haven was rife with bears (and monkeys and tigers, giraffes and chickens) though they were safely locked down in their own bubbles during the Covid-19 level 4 alert. Walking the neighbourhood was an allowable activity and that is what photographer Brian did. Carefully scanning the streets within 2km of the Beach Haven shops he spotted and photographed many of the soft creatures.
Check them out on his Facebook page … see if you can spot your Beach Haven lockdown critter.
the historic precinct in Oamaru is home to some fine old buildings which are now a home to Home Gallery Fine Art
The building was made of Oamaru stone. It was impressive on the corner of Harbour and Wansbeck St.
The stairs were well trodden in the 134-year-old building. The 25 steps indicated the generous height of each level. A smooth handrail confirmed that many people had ventured up these stairs.
The room at the top of the stairs was empty and capacious except for the desk. In the middle of the space was the grain elevator from the years when Wool and Grain were stored in this warehouse. The wooden structure of the building was obvious and expansive. The tall arched windows looked out to the bay. Continue reading “top of the stairs are Fine Arts in Oamaru”
the sky was blue, the air was fresh, a typical day in Timaru. Fresh snow had fallen on the mountain backdrop. The sea still showed signs of the wind from the day before. The waves roared and the pebbles grumbled. It was the best time to collect seaweed for the garden. Ted gave me some gardening tips:-
seaweed around the fruit trees, especially good for apple trees in clay
worm farms are great for recyling, the worms eat lots of things
diluted seawater has many minerals which the garden needs
so, time for a walk along the beach with Jock (my current dog) …