Monday, 24 August 2020

Bluegum Cottage Mural



While in Totara North recently visiting the cemetery I noticed at the entrance to the driveway that there was this old shed, I don't know if you can see it but next to the gate on the fence is the words painted "Bluegum Cottage".  I wasn't sure if this was the right entrance or not or someone's private driveway so I asked a passerby and she confirmed there is also a cottage at the end next to the cemetery.



Once I reached the end there was a fork to walk left (to the cemetery) or right (onto private property) I noticed this shed which had this mural painted on the side featuring a small old cottage with a pukeko or a takahe, a punga fern and a deckchair on it.




  I'm not sure who the artist is, I have tried to research it but with no luck. It's very kiwiana though. 

Here in NZ our government held another press conference today in regards to the return of covid and they decided that Auckland is to stay in level 3 for another week until Sunday night. For a few days we had 1 to 2 new cases a day but today it was back up to 9 but at least we can take comfort that they have for the most part been part of the same cluster - the rest of the country is in level 2 with 1 being the lowest and 4 being complete lockdown.  Now apparently it's mandatory to wear a face mask on all public transport because they had 2 cases who caught Covid on a bus who didn't know each other. They are also trying to encourage people not congregate in large groups but there are those who just don't care and flout the rules. Who knows how long Covid is going to go for?

Linking up with Mural Monday and Our World Tuesday.

19 comments:

Bertiebo said...

Surprising!

Iris Flavia said...

Very cute mural.
Yes, who knows how long the "Corinna-madness" will go on...

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What an absolutely beautiful surprise you found. I was truly impressed with the entire scene.

And I thought MY country was the only place where people flout the rules. Of course, we don't have a leader who wants to obey them, either!

eileeninmd said...

Hello,
I love the cute mural,what a nice surprise. The Covid cases here never went away, they been going up and down since Feb-March. It is almost the new fly season now, I can only imagine it will get worse before it gets better. Take care, stay safe! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great week!

Tom said...

...an interesting find!

local alien said...

Another fantastic mural.
Sounds as though you have contained those few cases. Hope it remains that way....dumwits everywhere I'm afraid!

Sami said...

What a cute find Amy. Thanks for participating.
NZ is not doing badly at all.

Fun60 said...

The mural must be a complete surprise to those who visit for the first time. I am just hoping for a vaccine that will help to control this virus and our lives an get back to something like normality.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

That's a nice mural!! Here in the USA we are at like over 170,000 dead and the President still doesn't take it seriously. Our Governor got caught in a lie about it. Lots of people still insist that it is no big deal.

carol l mckenna said...

wonderful place and delightful murals ~ Covid is so insidious ~ will it ever end?

Live each moment with love,

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Sharon said...

I love the mural especially that bird that looks like cute puffin.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

This mural is a delightful discovery Amy 💜 I have a feeling covid is going to be with us for a while, especially as you say there are those who deliberately flour the rules. Let's hope a real vaccine will come up sooner rather than later. You take care 🌸

Bill said...

What a nice mural, good find! We are eperiencing ain increase in Convid cases now. We have one place, Kildare, that have limited restrictions for a week or two.

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

wonderful mural

My name is Erika. said...

I like it! It is lots of fun!

Susan Heather said...

Lovely mural - Never visited the cemetery and when I googled it I see it is on School Road - may take a look next time.

Pauline said...

Like Susan Heather I will look for that cemetery and mural next time I'm up north. Great find. A few of my ex's family are buried there but I've never been there.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a great find! I’m quite sure you will do better than we will over here re Covid.

Tanza Erlambang said...

colorful mural....

On the spot

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