For this week's Thematic Photographic I found some of the shots from my October holiday week in the small North Island city of New Plymouth, one of my favourite places.
Most of the week it rained - heavily. One day I saw an old church building beside the petrol station, with a "Craft Shop" sign. Inside it was so bright and colourful that it warmed and cheered me straight away:
Downtown in the city, there is this rather bizarre clock tower. Weird, but I like it:
The area is renowned for its many beautiful gardens, some of which are open to the public.
At Tupare Garden were these gorgeous echiums:
And at Hollard Gardens I loved this bright rhododendron against the green lawns and shrubs: