Tag Archives: sunshine

Summers by the Sea

Down at the seaside, I discovered a lady who is a very poor advertisement for sun safe practices. She may even encourage other unsafe behaviours which is maybe why someone complained to the Council about her presence in a public park.  She (and I couldn’t find a name anywhere) is, I believe, the creation of Christchurch born sculptor, Llew Summers.  http://www.llewsummers.co.nz/   I haven’t seen a lot of his work but I love the sculptures I have encountered.  They are warm, full spirited and endowed with feeling and exuberance. They celebrate our souls. That’s my opinion.

Here is what I mean;The Lady on the Shore

Sun loverSun seeker

with long sand toned  tresses waiting for hands to caress them. Sandy hair

For some, she may be a fish out of water, like these little creatures nearby, but I think she is fabulous. Still, I can’t help being worried about her lack of sunscreen. Fish out of Water

© silkannthreades


Let the Sunshine Out

Quite a few days ago, Miss Marzipan nominated me for The Sunshine Award. I was surprised and delighted. Before I could respond, I received another Sunshine nomination from Sofia Ängsved Photos & Art

I am not sure if I am supposed to accept two Sunshine awards at once, but I am going to because I want to acknowledge the support, kindness and encouragement given to me by  Miss Marzipan and Creative Garden. I am looking forward to reading about Miss Marzipan’s Blessingway and Advent preparations. They are bound to be special events. I am equally looking forward to more beautiful photos and creative posts from Sofia/Creative Garden.

The Sunshine Award is symbolised by a flower that one blogger can give to other “bloggers who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere”.

As with most awards the Sunshine Award comes with a few simple rules:

  1. Acknowledge the person who gave this award in a blog post.
  2. Do the Q&A below.
  3. Pass on the award to 10 deserving and inspiring bloggers, inform them and link to their blogs.

Questions and Answers

Who is your favorite philosopher?

I don’t have one.  I do like the Dalai Lama’s words of wisdom.

What is your favorite number?

It changes all the time. At the moment, I favour combinations of 5 and 6 e.g.  65 or 565 or 655

What is your favorite animal?

My miniature schnauzer 🙂 , then hedgehogs; both are cute and prickly.

What is your favorite time of day?

Twilight in the summer.

What are your Facebook and Twitter?

I don’t have a Twitter account and my Facebook is private for now.

What is your favorite holiday?

Lately, it’s been Diwali because it brings back some wonderful childhood memories.

What is your physical favorite activity?

Walking, walking and walking.

What is your favorite non-alcoholic drink?

Cranberry juice.

What is your passion?

Kindness and the practice thereof

What is your favorite flower?


My nominees:


The world according to a 20-something, op-shop loving, dumpling eating, finger nail biting, bracelet making maniac.

The blog that introduced me to the blog world.

If today is Tuesday, this must be . .

 Although this Travelling Kiwi is temporarily grounded, I can’t wait till she takes off again and writes about libraries and churches she encounters on her travels.


 A poet and reader of poetry and a translator.  I love her translations of Psyche and Cupid.


 I enjoy her accounts of life in a different part of our lovely New Zealand.


Beautiful photographs and an inspirational look at “loving kindness”

Emily Cooks Vegan

I enjoy her fresh and vibrant approach to cooking.


I admire the creative activities that Mtetar shares with her grandchild.


The photos on this blog are truly delightful.


My musical education is being revitalised by Leaping Tracks wonderful posts on music.


Sufey’s brings a smile to my face and like all my other nominees brings plenty of warm sunshine.