Travel Theme: Plants on the Road to Otane

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A glorious sunrise while on the road to Otane last Sunday.

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Some sheep eating the grass – they were rather shy and turned their backs to me.

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And an overgrown garden in front of this abandoned house.

Travel Theme: Plants

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Travel Theme: Daffodils by William Wordsworth

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I wander’d lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host of golden daffodils,
Beside the lake, beneath the trees
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

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Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretch’d in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

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The waves beside them danced, but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee: –
A poet could not but be gay
In such a jocund company!
I gazed – and gazed – but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought.

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For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills
And dances with the daffodils.

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Travel Theme: Poetry


Travel Theme: Second Hand Books


This week Ailsa is asking us for our books, or rather photos of books.

These books were on sale at Otane Market where I go every Sunday,

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And where I am off to now.

Catch up with everyone later.

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Travel Theme: A Balancing Act

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Good morning from a dark, wet and cool Hastings morning.

This week Ailsa from Where’s my backpack? has asked us for our balance photos.  So it was back to Wellington for my post this week.  What I loved was the artworks both big and small around the city.  First up is a fantail balancing on a branch which I found in a shop window.

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Then I found this apple balancing on something – never did find out what it is.

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And then something a bit different – these for pigeons lined up and balancing on this strut. From the looks of the strut it seems a popular balancing act.

Travel theme: Balance

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