Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Cup week

It's Cup week in Canterbury.
Although our city is not fully recovered from
earthquake yet, some normal life are coming back.
Not everyone can enjoy horse race and bubblies
but I'm sure anyone can smell the roses and
so many other blooming flowers now.
The scent of flowers lift our spirits.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Ladies day

When I went to Japan a couple of years ago,
I saw this rose poster at the train station.
Instantly, I thought I had to see this exhibition.

But I was with my elderly mother who had
a knee problem at the time.
There was no way she can walk to the museum.
So I asked her to wait at the station
 and ran to the museum all by myself.

The show was so wonderful!
Many master pieces done by
Redoute and Parsons were breath taking.
And the rooms of this show was  actually
filled with rose scent infusing through
air conditioners.
Such a great idea by curators.

I still don't know what was the special occasion though
the day I visited the museum was " Ladies day " and
every female visitors got a free pass.


Friday, April 20, 2012


Daffodils bring gorgeous scent of 


Quietly but surely.

Gold fish would be dazzled

if they could swim amongst

these spring beauties.

Saturday, April 14, 2012


I like bulb and tuber flowers.
Once they were planted into the soil,
come out to say " hello "
year after year.

The second teapot aquarium captured
sweet dahlias.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

My secret passion

I have a thing with teapots.

And I also have been dreaming about

having my own waterlily pond with gold fish.


This is just what I wanted !?

Not quite.

But  it's fun to have teapot aquariums.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


Easter is coming.
Have you finished with painting eggs?

This cat is ready for egg hunting.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Flower show

We went Ellerslie International Flower Show a while ago.
Last year's event was cancelled because of earthquake
so we were looking forward to this year's show.
Fishing guy fishing New Zealand?
One of award winning displays.

Rose garden filled with so many different kind of roses.

Sweet vege garden complete with scarecrows.
Although we don't see crows in Christchurch.
Outdoor lounge.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


Nekobiyori is Japanese cats lovers' magazine.

My illustration was featured in March issue.
I'm a bit thrilled.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A year on and new beginnings

This is the last healthy image of our Cathedral.

Christchurch was hit by massive earthquake in September 2010.
And have been suffering waves of continuous aftershocks.
City was recovering from Boxing Day aftershock and 
no one was expecting what to come on 22nd of February.

We lost many lives, buildings and other things. Yet we found our inner strength, kindness and
true beauty of ourselves. People we loved and things we cherished are keep on living inside us.
And we will live to make them proud.

We love Christchurch OXOX

Saturday, February 18, 2012


Big guy comes around to our house.

I can't pat him so captured him in my picture.