and came across the wind wand erected in 2000 as a memorial to Len Lye, the artist, film maker, writer and kinetic sculptor.
We had a delicious lunch at the Big Wave Cafe, a great spot for all the walkers and bikers on the boardwalk there.We walked through spectacular bush , and visited some well established gardens,
which I was compelled to start after reading this.
This beautiful rhododendron is named Watermelon Dream and we found it here at the Pukeiti Gardens.
I loved New Plymouth for lots of reasons, but mostly because everywhere you go there, you are watched over by majestic Mount Taranaki.
The Monet exhibition at TePapa was a highlight for me. The paintings were luminous and glowing with light and colour. I could have stood and gazed at each one for hours and I felt while I was looking so intently, a great rush of love for this artist who gave us a small taste of his glorious world....very inspiring. In my hands in the car I was working on this....