Single clematis flower. Su Leslie 2019
In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt. — Margaret Atwood
My garden is one of the reasons posting to WP Is a bit random at the moment. The Changing Seasons post IS coming — promise.
Pea, mint and feta fritters with roasted asparagus. Image: Su Leslie
If I seem even more food-obsessed than usual this weekend, it’s partly because I had some sort of gastric bug earlier in the week and couldn’t eat for a couple of days; but mostly because I am feeling incredibly lucky and grateful to actually have food.
The more I read about the climate catastrophe engulfing the planet, the collapse of eco-systems and the horrendous loss of species after species, the more I wonder how much longer I can take for granted the means to produce even simple, vegetarian meals like these fritters and asparagus.
The generation I was born into the tail-end of has often been called “the lucky generation”, but I fear if we don’t all make radical changes very soon, our luck will run out.
One Word Sunday | luck
And yes, it’s not a one-word post, but the prompt for a rant on something about which I feel very strongly.
The first clematis flowers this season. Image: Su Leslie 2019
All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. — J. R. R. Tolkien
For this guy, who fishes most days off our local wharf, the decision seems to have been made.
I love fish, and quite like the idea of catching it, but I can see that for a lot of people, fishing is so much more than procuring dinner.
The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope. — John Buchan
Shared to Debbie’s weekly quotation-inspired challenge at Travel with Intent
Automotive wearable art? Image: Su Leslie 2019
The World of Wearable Art competition is about to begin in Wellington. Sponsor Mazda ran a competition to design a WOW-themed wrap for one of their cars.
Ragtag Daily Prompt | subtle
Image: Su Leslie 2019
Nothing left but the facade. Heritage buildings in Cuba Street, Wellington, NZ undergoing redevelopment in the wake of the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake.
Image: Su Leslie 2019
Retail and apartment living; redeveloping heritage buildings in Wellington’s Cuba Street.
One Word Sunday | shelter
Detail, Solace in the Wind. Cast iron sculpture by Max Patte. Located on Wellington waterfront.
Posted to Silent Sunday
Welcoming lights, Wellington Railway Station. Image: Su Leslie 2019
Six Word Saturday
Camellia Japonica “Kate Sheppard.” Seen in the grounds of the NZ Parliament, Wellington. Image: Su Leslie, 2016
Yesterday was Women’s Suffrage Day in New Zealand.
On September 19th, 1893, the Governor General Lord Glasgow, signed into law a bill granting eligibility to vote to “all women who were ‘British subjects’ and aged 21 and over, including Māori, were now eligible to vote (the nationhood requirement excluded some groups, such as Chinese women).”
It made New Zealand the first country in the world to grant women the vote.
The white camellia was a symbol of women’s suffrage, and this cultivar, “Kate Sheppard” is named after one of the leaders of the suffrage movement.
Kate Sheppard (and the camellia) are also depicted on our ten dollar bill.
Posted to Friday Flowers