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Annie Hayward
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The lemon tree
Some days in winter seem to be so dark, like the light switch is turned off. To brighten up these days we have the wondrous gift of the lemon tree of which we have tons of flourishing in New Zealand. I love seeing their glowing yellow globes of fruit. Light...

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Camellia in Winter
Over the August school holidays most families set off in search of mountains to ski and it is truly the month of snow and biting southerlies courtesy of the magnificent land mass of southern Antarctica. Sadly it doesn't snow here in Wellington as we are sit...

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The Tui Aria
                                           The Tui Aria Okay so I haven't been back to visit my blog for quite awhile...like about two years!!!! I think I lost the plot on many levels. My post was supposed to be a short description of Miss Pohutukawa...but ...

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Miss Pohutukawa, Mr Tui and a wild affair
Summer is in full flush. Christmas went rushing by with all the excitement of a wind up tin toy. The New Year raised spirits in glasses and spirit in the soul. I fervently wished that 2015 will be a good year for all and the Prince of Peace will rule the pl...

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The Foxtrot, Queen wasps and Christmas!!!??!!!
I am listening to my favourite music app at the moment and that is Pandora. In New Zealand it is either Spotify or Pandora as the new way to find music via the internet. You can listen to it all day long and not have to think what shall I listen to next! It...

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Monet, Mermaids and Polar bears
This artwork which is fresh off the easel is titled...What Monet really saw in his Lily pond....I am so delighted and relieved that I have finally gotten around to painting this image which has in all honesty been muddling around in my mind for years. First...

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You Can eat your cake and Keep it too!
Hello Hello Hello...I have been suffering from a little 'blogging' withdrawal syptoms! I have to say I have been rather busy in my little Shoppe and studio. In the Shoppe, Annie's Art +Treasures I have been Spring cleaning, putting and tooking and unbelieva...

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Animal antics and a hasty escape
I am starting back to front in this posting...but before I digress any further I just want to declare that I am NOT going to mention anything about the weather! I have looked back on the few blogs I have written and it appears that I am weather obsessed...w...

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Miss Daffodil, her friends and an organ grinder
 This photograph is a view looking south out of Wellington Harbour across to the South island. On a clear day one can see the snowy peaks of the Kaikoura Range glinting in the sun. As you can tell by this photo there isn't any sunshine, however the morning ...

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Feeling ginger, weather haus and Hans and Gretel
I am thinking most people would know what this is and I'm guessing quite a few would own a Weather Haus, especially if you are from Europe. Like it's cousin the cuckoo clock I believe their  origins hail from  Germany and Switzerland and they not only cute,...
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