Friday, 15 July 2016

Gummies in the bush

I know I'm pushing it to call
 this little border a fence but 
really it is the gumboots under
 the bush that intrigue me. 
This is in a public garden.

joining Tex for 

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Demolition of an old treasure.

I believe this part was added to the main
 house when it became a rest home.

the little boys watching enjoyed this as did the big boys

I wish I had got a photo of the building before they started
 the demolition. It was built in the 1880's and was quite a grand old house. Some of the windows were saved as was the grand staircase and I hope the wrought iron work along the verandah was as well.
Since 1959 it has been operating as a rest home run by a Christian Trust. Yesterday, sad to say, the building was demolished.

joining Tom and friends for 
Tuesday's Treasures

The impersonator

This is part of the native section of the  Christchurch botanical gardens but I am  not sure that the palm in the centre  is nat...