Farewell to Penzance

This picture is my farewell to our family bach at Penzance, made during my last visit just before it was sold. Penzance is a tiny settlement in Tennyson Inlet in the Marlborough Sounds, surrounded by native bush. All of the plants were collected from the bach garden (almost entirely native) or very nearby. It was about 30°C the day I made it, so everything was looking a little tired and dried out (including me) by the time I finished. Goodbye beautiful Penzance, thanks for the lovely memories. (And thanks Glenys, for the photo).

Species: tarata/lemonwood (Pittosporum eugenioides), māhoe/whiteywood (Melicytus ramiflorus), māpou (Myrsine australis), whauwhaupaku/five finger (Pseudopanax arboreus), horoeka/lancewood (Pseudopanax crassifolius), red beech (Fuscospora fusca), pōnga/silver fern (Cyathea dealbata), kōhūhū (Pittosporum tenuifolium), kōwhai (Sophora spp.), putaputawētā/marbleleaf (Carpodetus serratus), rimu (Dacrydium cupressinum), pōhutukawa (Metrosideros excelsa), kaikōmako (Pennantia corymbosa), mamaku (Cyathea medullaris), kiokio fern (Parablechnum novae-zelandiae), ramarama (Lophomyrtus bullata).

View from the bach
And she’s off…
Glenys gets the goods

4 thoughts on “Farewell to Penzance

  1. Hi Kate
    I know Rachel had mentioned my very emotional reaction to your work “ Farewell to Penzance” … I wonder if I could buy two copies (photos?) of this work. I planted all the section with hundreds of plants… probably all there! Let me know if this is possible. With love . Alison x


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