Saturday, February 23, 2013


In our part of the country at least, this has been the best summer I can remember for many years. 
It must come to an end soon, but for 2 months or more we have had beautiful blue skies and lovely hot days. 
Some days there has been a light breeze - oh, and one morning we had a shower of rain...

Of course the local orchardists and farmers are sobbing into their expensive Chardonnays and their designer ales - and of course I feel sorry for any stock or crops that are suffering. 
But I must admit I love it.

Waihi Beach, this afternoon

The skies may have been cloudless, but life hasn't been, which is why I haven't been around much, and have posted very little. I still try to read people's posts, though, and I certainly appreciate the Thematic Photographic offerings from all my blogfriends.

Hope to see more of you all soon.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Straight lines

Today, February 6th, is our national day and a public holiday, so I went looking for 
some shots for Carmi's Thematic Photographic topic this week, Straight Lines.

On the main road in to our small mining town, there are straight lines 
of palms along both sides:


And downtown, the street lights lead straight up to the ornamental 
poppet head near the old mine workings:

At the beach, there's hardly any surf. 
The waves are quietly rolling in in nice straight-ish lines

And at the river mouth, around the coast, there are almost-straight 
lines in the sand

Visit Written.Inc for more lines...

I wish every school week had a holiday on Wednesday!