Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Here I Go!





This afternoon I take off from Auckland airport to begin my retirement present to myself - 
10 weeks in Morocco and Europe. 

I won't be on here for a while - I hope you all keep well and enjoy whatever season you are having.




Sunday, April 12, 2015

Monday, March 30, 2015

Please be seated - Thematic Photographic 331

This week Carmi is extending an invitation to us to take a chair. See other people's ideas here.

I found this rare bird sitting comfortably at the Auckland Botanical Gardens.
















Sitting quietly, doing nothing,
Spring comes, and the grass grows by itself.


~ Zenrin Kushu

Monday, March 16, 2015

Bodies of Water - TP 329

Serendipitous Thematic Photographic!

On Sunday and Monday the eastern coasts of New Zealand were visited by the remnants of tropical cyclone Pam, which earlier caused huge damage and a number of deaths in Vanuatu and nearby islands. (See here)

Where I live we had a lot of rain but luckily, not the damaging winds we had been promised.

This morning I got up and drove out to the beach before dawn, to see if I could get some shots of the sunrise, and of the big surf which is always a legacy of easterly storms. The surf doesn't look very big in these - the scale is deceptive.

Here are some of the photos I took:
 

 




















See some other bodies of water at Written.Inc


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Hit the Road: TP 328

I love a road trip, but I haven't taken many recently - sadly! Just one short one, 
which I've already posted a road pic from. 
Taken from the top of the Manukau Heads Lighthouse, it is evidence of our ongoing drought:






Here are some favourite road shots from the archives:

 On the road to Whanganui. It'll be at least another month before the leaves are this colour -


 




South Island road trip in 2013 -






This is the road I drive when I head west out of our town -





You won't get far on this road!





See how others are hitting the road over here, at Written.Inc


Hopeless Wanderer....

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

How about a drink?

The theme for TP 327 - Drink - has me looking at some of what I've had to drink so far today.


At morning tea time, I had instant coffee; I only allow myself two cups of coffee a day:





At lunchtime, plunger coffee, the next best thing to Espresso:





And many times during the day, the best drink of all - 
pure fresh cold water, straight out of the tap:




Cheers, sláinte, prost, bottoms up!

See what others are drinking here

Sunday, March 1, 2015