Sunday, April 24, 2011

April sun

The Avon River in the late afternoon, autumn light.  Ten metres to the left, six-foot aluminium fences ford the river, river banks and Cambridge Terrace.  But to the the right there is this.

Punts outside the Antigua Boat Sheds (since 1882)
on the Avon River, Christchurch

The punts have just begun operating again on a reduced river loop.

Looking up towards the Antigua Boat Sheds
from the Hospital Bridge, Riverside 

The bridge is impassable, dressed with the ubiquitous fluorescent orange cones and temporary fencing.  But you would never know from here.

Looking from the Hospital Bridge off
Rolleston Avenue up-river through the
Botanical Gardens, Hagley Park

My mother's room in Christchurch Public Hospital's aptly named Riverside Block overlooks the Avon and Botanical Gardens; north-facing for all day sun.  

Fortunately, I had my phone with me to capture these, but it does have its limits.  I hope you get the idea.  Easter Sunday in Christchurch was a thing of beauty, with the promise of renewal.

(Although we have just had yet another aftershock - best not get ahead of myself!)

Happy Easter x


Nicola said...

That sunshine was good for the soul...hope your day was ok : )

Melissa said...

Loving your blog... Always read - never comment (except today)Great work. Melissa (Harrington)

Michelle Trusttum said...

Nick - thank you, yes. Time alone and chocolate from 6am. Better than a facial :) x

Melissa - lovely to hear from you and thanks for your kind words. It makes me smile to know you're there. x

Belle de Ville said...

Those photos are so lovely. I hope that you had a wonderful Easter.

Michelle Trusttum said...

Belle - Thanks so much, and best Easter wishes to you too. Sadly no buried treasure in our garden despite renewed interest after reading your post.

Michelle Trusttum said...

Belle - meant to add: what amazing finds!

Miss Whistle said...

Such beautiful pictures. And you must go punting. It wil do you the world of good.

Michelle Trusttum said...

Miss W - yes, we have plan. Waiting for another day like that in the photo. x

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

Wow! That looks absolutely beautiful Michelle xx