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Posts from the ‘The Seasons’ Category

Blossom Tree by the Water Wheel

October 2, 2016

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Every year I like to get a photo of this water wheel in Oxford Terrace. For a few years I would go too early for the blossom and then I would go back too late! So now I’ve worked out pretty much the right time to go. There were a lot of people taking photos of it today, as I believe it’s probably right at its peak of beauty.

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Autumn in the Gardens

April 22, 2016
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The Water Garden in the Christchurch Botanic Gardens – such a beautiful spot in Autumn

Another beautiful Autumn day in Christchurch, so I took myself into the Christchurch Botanic Gardens for a walk and some photography. I got to talking to a photographer in the gardens taking shots for his post card business. I ended up posing in one of his shots for him! So the camera was turned on the photographer!

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Kayaking down the Avon River by the gardens

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The beautiful Avon River by the gardens

 

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Antigua Boat Sheds

May 3, 2015

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These buildings are the historic Antigua Boat Sheds, where tourists and locals can go and hire a canoe or paddle boat or be leisurely punted down the Avon River. It’s always a picturesque spot but especially so in Autumn. The bridge that goes over the Avon was badly damaged in our earthquakes and has been rebuilt – only just opening last week. It’s certainly great to have the bridge open again – as it makes it so much easier to get across the river.

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A Punt glides past the Antiqua Boat Sheds

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The Punt also goes through the Botanic Gardens

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Autumn in the City

April 23, 2015

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Oh how I love Christchurch in Autumn and greatly admire the early visionaries who planted our wonderful trees (especially those in the Botanic Gardens and Hagley Park).

This scene is by the Avon River on Oxford Terrace – just opposite the building development that will be The Terraces. As you can see, it’s a lovely spot to stop and have some lunch.

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Snow on the mountains

April 14, 2015

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As you can see the polar blast has delivered, with our mountains getting a good coverage of snow. Even the Port Hills had a dusting of snow on them today. As you can imagine, it’s cold, too cold for April in my opinion. We still have six weeks left of Autumn, so winter can just go away for now, I like my sunny Autumnal days too much and am not ready for hat, gloves, scarf and thermals!

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Looking over Heathcote Valley to the Port Hills

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Looking over the estuary at Ferrymead at dusk

 

The day ended with a lovely sunset.

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