Wednesday around the World


Busy bee in magnolia in Hollard Gardens in Kaponga.   If you get a chance, be sure to drop in--you won't be disappointed, no matter the time of year!



This is my world this week in the southern hemisphere. What does yours look like? Post a photo and link up below to show the rest of the world! The link opens around 11AM, New Zealand time. 
Although I host the meme along with others around the world, it doesn't go live until the creator of the link opens it.





antique healthcare at pioneer village

The main hospital museum building was an ex-boys borstal (youth detention center) from Levin which was built in the 1940's. The west building (entrance below) was the nurses' recreation room built in 1953.







Sign says: Written on the side of the iron lung: "Do not destroy this or the bellows. It will become in time an item of medical history for a museum. Signed A. Hayton 1979 Hawera Hospital"


Autoclave for sterilizing linen


Top table sign: Instruments set for tonsillectomy  
Table on right: Anaesthesia machine
Table on left: I don't know




This was originally built around 1890 and situated in New Plymouth and moved from Taranaki Base Hospital to Taranaki Pioneer Village on 28.2.86. The display is a memorial to Drs Bill and Doris Gordon, both prominent Stratford physicians. Some of the medical equipment was donated by the Gordon family.




Dentist's office


pale pink beauties


I see this flower  a lot in the public gardens we haunt but have never found a name. I'm hoping my bloggy friends can help with that. :)  I was originally convinced that these are NOT rhodos because they are short and bushy-looking and are in particular sheltered part of Pukeiti Gardens--compared to the abundance of 'regular' rhodos that we see at this time of year. But with some research and all the great comments, I concede that it is a type of rhodo. Thanks, bloggy friends!