We get a little mid week paper that is free and delivered that I always rummage through. I find out all sorts of things that are going on in my little town. Two things caught my eye so I just had to go check them out.
This new art installation is called 'Large Cloud'. It was hoisted high up in the trees by some of the City Park Arborists down by the kids playground at Lake Rotoroa. A group of 41 women called the 'Crochet Crew', from a face book group crocheted this amazing piece.
The white twine was donated, and at the end of summer when this gets taken down the twine will bio degrade as it is a twine used for gardening. 210 33x33cm squares make up this cloth, making it 10m long. The day I went to see it, the wind was blowing like a bastard so it was floating about in the trees. It looks amazing, so thanks to all those crocheting gals that put it together.
My next thing to check out was installed and unveiled on Armistice Day 11/11/2017 in Memorial Park. I love this park and ended up chatting to one of the gardeners for a while, thanking him for all the good work he and his team do at maintaining such a beautiful place.
This life sized 300kg Bronze horse statue was made by a former Defence Force Artist and commissioned by the Waikato Combined Equestrian Club. I believe the raised the $220,00.00 it cost to make. The 'War Horse Memorial Monument' is in honor of the 8,000 horses sent to South Africa, and the 10,000 sent to WW1. Only 1 from South Africa and 4 from WW1 returned. I hear that the Armistice Day service and unveiling was lovely, emotional, but beautiful. I love the fact that the horse has been designed to be interactive as you can climb up and sit on it. If I ever manage that I will let you know!! Might need some steps!
Finally we have been getting some glorious days that end with stunning colourful sunsets. This has meant more time outdoors enjoying the weather.
The girls have been doing their bit in the egg department so get to roam the garden in the afternoons as a reward!!
So much colour is flowering away, and the Sweet Peas are on overdrive. I pick and they keep on flowering, the scent is divine.
All the pets round here are living the dream.
You will find Big out the front of our place most days, happy to have his head scratched. In the evening he retires indoors to the comfort of the couch.
My little old man Oscar basically mooches about and then sleeps. He insists on being wrapped in a large towel after his bath!!
Sheba is happy as long as she has a toy and company, the most obliging dog ever who patiently sat while getting a make over into a tradesman dog!
Then of course their is Toebee, stalker of wild life and hammock lounging cat.
The garden is so green and lush at the moment. I am looking forward to those summer days outside on the garden swing with a good book and a cold drink.
Quite a few years ago my dad built me an Avery that sits on the deck. We haven't had any birds in it for a while now so I have filled it with potted colour. I think he would approve.
Our front door is looking colourful, I have to water the flowers daily as they start to droop and I don't want to lose them.
I collected some Granny Bonnet seeds today.
Work is busy, that end of year panic is starting to happen. This time of the year the Festive decorations are in full swing. I found these little beauties in a pre Christmas 50% off sale. I am looking forward to bringing by pine tree indoors in December and decorating it. That is about as festive as I get, my tree!
These two are still in love!
Big thinks it is such a Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh thing!!
I have been out to the movies twice lately, went and saw the film 'Maudie' which was really lovely. I do like a movie based on fact, and she was quite the artistic character. The second movie was 'Murder on the Orient Express', I rather enjoyed that to. Of course there have been a few lunches out and some day trips. Off on one tomorrow so you may well get another blog before the end of the month!!!!!!!!!!!!
***Bye for now!!***
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