"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

Through A Glass, Somewhat Darkly

All is beautiful and welcoming,
but autumn in New Zealand is just a little cooler than spring in Cochin.
The climate renders me reluctant to stroll outside..


 View from my window, South Island, New Zealand. 

4 responses

  1. Toffeeapple

    It looked like a very English garden but in the wrong season.

    March 8, 2012 at 12:33 am

    • Yes, the gardens are very English, but the streets look as if they’ve been transplanted from North America!

      March 8, 2012 at 2:31 am

      • How do the streets differ?

        March 8, 2012 at 2:55 am

        • The roads are wide and straight, mostly laid out in a grid system, totally unlike the chaotic patterns of many century’s uncoordinated development which underlie Europe’s towns and villages.

          Gardens are large and often bordered by white picket fences.

          Post is delivered to boxes which sit at the garden gate, rather than the front-door’s letter-box!

          March 8, 2012 at 5:25 am

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