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Friday

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Good morning!
Another week filled with art, photography, work and walks on the beach with Frankie (whos going through a crazy chewing stage. At the moment the lounge is filled with ripped newspaper!).
Last night I went to the opening of a very exciting new venture happening in Nelson that I’m involved with – called the Little Beehive Co-Op. It includes a HUGE amount of creativity, artyness and a very cool space you’ll be able to visit if you’re in town…full post coming in the next few weeks!

Tom Yum Soup

This weeks…
Article: These photos are gorgeous – Portraits of India’s Holy Men. I love the colours & how real each portrait feels.
Video: New favourite song + a cute video clip! ‘Falling’ by HAIM
Quote: ‘You can mimic the result, but not the creativity’ – Sonya Teclai. Ha! Perfect for all the artists out there =) xobec


Golden Hour

Flower weeds - golden hour Golden Hour - dried grass Hazlenut tree Macro - flower seeds Golden Hour - meadow

A few golden hour images taken last weekend. I was reading about the ‘golden hour’ and it said that more blue light is scattered at these times of the day, so if the sun is present, its light appears more reddish. There is less contrast so shadows and over exposure are minimal. It definitely is my favourite time to head out with my camera. I looove how this dried grass looks – those colours are beautiful!
When is your favourite time to take photos? xobec


Our little puppy Frankie!

Frankie at the beach 2

I wanted to introduce you all properly to the latest member of our family… Frankie!
He is a beautiful little black lab (we think he has a mix of something else but not sure what) and he is just delightful. Sooo well behaved already.
We got him from the SPCA a few weeks ago. He had been dumped in a box on the side of the road and was then taken to the SPCA in Nelson. I cannot believe someone would leave such a gorgeous little animal like that. But on a positive note – we now have the pleasure of having him in our lives!

Frankie at the beach 4 Frankie at the beach 3 Waves Beach Frankie at the beach 1

Here a few snaps I got of him enjoying the beach for the first time… gaahhhh SO cute!
Do you have any pets? What do you love most about having them around? xobec


Nelson to Christchurch, New Zealand

Hanmer Springs, New Zealand Landscape 1 Lewis Pass, New Zealand Landscape 2 Lewis Pass, New Zealand Landscape 3

These photo make me want to go on another road trip exploring New Zealand! The only problem is that every corner you turn, you want to stop and take another photo – its all sooo beautiful!
On our road trip to Ellerslie Flower Show in Christchurch, we went through the Lewis Pass and spent a night in Hanmer. These are the pics from this…

Lewis Pass, New Zealand Landscape 6 Lewis Pass, New Zealand Landscape 7 Lewis Pass, New Zealand Landscape Flowers 6 Lewis Pass, New Zealand Landscape 1 Lewis Pass, New Zealand Landscape Snow 4 Lewis Pass, New Zealand Landscape 5

We were so lucky to have sunny weather as it had been snowing and the roads were crazy slippery. Snowing in summer?!

Snow - Lewis Pass, New Zealand Landscape 2 Lewis Pass, New Zealand Landscape Trees 1

The image above is from one of my favourite pieces of road – lined with a forest of beech trees with their black trunks and bright green leaves. You can smell the fresh forest air as you drive past…sooo good!
This is such a beautiful drive to take – especially when the sun is shining, theres snow on the hills & your favourite tunes are playing =)
xobec


Ellerslie Flower Show – Christchurch

This past weekend Mum and I took a trip down to the Ellerslie Flower Show in Christchurch. It was better than I imagined it to be! A nice sunny Christchurch day, live music and a perfect creative vibe in the air. Here are a few snaps from our day there.

One of my friends received gold for the Mexican inspired design above – soooo clever huh! I love the use of colours, reflective patterns & texture in the plants.
If you get the chance to go next year – I highly recommend it!
Have you been to Ellerslie? xobec