Saturday, April 20, 2013

Leaving on a Jetplane...

It's school holidays - and I do know when I'll be back again. 

Early (VERY early) on Tuesday morning, I will drive for almost two hours to Auckland airport.

Then it's off to Adelaide for 5 days to see my daughter, my son-in-law and best of all,  my two grandchildren. I can't wait! It's only 3 months since they were here, but at age 2 and 4 they change so quickly. And I've never been to Adelaide before.

Then I'm going to have 5 days on my own in Melbourne, which will be wonderful. Melbourne is my favourite Australian city and I have so many things I want to do there. Mmm Melbourne: great shopping; interesting buildings, both old and new; every sort of cuisine you can think of, and then some; galleries, gardens, and the sea...

This has been a very long, hard term, and I need a rest. 
See you soon!

Thursday, April 11, 2013


This morning I walked in to school at 7.15, as usual, and suddenly saw a leaf 
that is actually turning! 
I was beginning to think this was going to be a colourless autumn.

We have been having a few cooler nights. Still no rain, though...

Thematic Photographic 239: Leaves

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Sunrise, sunsets

For Thematic Photographic 238, here are some morning and evening photos.

Sunrise in Christchurch:

Sunrise in Bursa, Turkey:

Two sunsets taken from my front door steps:

and a strange sunset effect taken from the same place a couple of weeks ago:

Remember this?

“There's a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they're absolutely free. Don't miss so many of them.”
― Jo Walton