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Sunday, 26 August 2007

Pictures Tell the Story

Just back from a fantastic weekend in Christchurch.

I am posting a few of the photos we took. More pictures than words for this post.

We went there for my sister's 50th birthday.

The weather was glorious ...

Spring was in evidence everywhere we went.

And the mountains (Southern Alps) were a stunning backdrop as we wended our way back home.

View from where we had a coffee in Timaru


Cailleach said...

Magic - looks like you had a brilliant time. I love that piece of beach art you captured in the sands. And the coffee shop view. Batteries recharged now?

Clare said...

Is that your sister's photo? The resemblance to you (now!) is striking.

Carole said...

Christchurch, New Zealand. I'm hoping to go to Christchurch, Dorset (no the only one in England as you may know)tomorrow which is a bank holiday.

pepektheassassin said...

Spring! Here, the mountains are just beginning to show small patches of red and yellow...and the nights are getting chilly, tho' the days are still hot.

Loved the pictures!

Deb R said...

Who did the beach drawing - anyone you know? It's fabulous! I like all the photos, in fact. Glad you had a great time!!

chiefbiscuit said...

cailleach - The batteries are recharged - and then some!

clare - That's funny ... family resemblances are like that I guess!

carole - Have fun!

pepek - It never fails to fascinate, the contrast of seasons on each side of the planet.

deb r - No-one we know - a man who calls himself a sand artist - he was 'sand busking', we dropped coins down on to the sand for him.

Catherine said...

Wasn't the weather glorious, though? I'd have made a trip out to the beach to see that piece of art, if I'd known it was there.
Next time you are going to be in Christchurch and have a few spare minutes, let me know. Maybe we can meet up.

chiefbiscuit said...

catherine - I will. I thought of you when I was there ... it was a glorious couple of days.

Kumonkey said...

wow, that sand art is wicked... busking and basking at once, nice. no sign of autumn here yet... it was 36 at 6pm in osaka last night!

herhimnbryn said...

Sounds blissful to me.

Remiman said...

The first shafts of Spring seem like a light at the end of winter's long tunnel.
It's sounds like you had a splendid ejuvenating weekend.
The sanddrawing is magnificent. And, Your sister looks great at fifty! ;-)

wendy said...

Oh, I love those tear drop flowers, snowbells..right??

And that sand painting is so INCREDIBLE...

I love to see glimses of your other side of the world!


Tammy said...

So beautiful CB and I thought that cake was perfect. lol HUGS

Shameless said...

These pics made me purrrr ... nostalgia nostalgia.

chiefbiscuit said...

kumonkey - Wow that is so warm ... we plummeted back to 10 degrees again today - on with the fire again!

herhimnbryn - It was, pretty much!

rel - Doesn't she though?!

wendy - Glad you picked up on the 'fossil' reference - that's what her late husband used to call her (she was eight years yonger than him ... so sad; he died a year and a half ago now ...) Being able to celebrate her birthday made it a special time for us.
And the flowers are actually called snowdrops - but I prefer your 'snowbells':)

tammy - The cake was amazing. Tasted great too!

shameless - Ch'ch is a marvellous, very pretty, city - esp in Spring.

Avus said...

We loved Christchurch, such a lovely, civilised city, we thought.


'how this all harbours light'