Tuesday, October 29, 2013

That Golden Glow

Carmi, of Written.Inc, has set "That Golden Glow" for this week's Thematic Photographic theme. 
Like him, I also love late afternoon and early morning light, which bring a golden glow to the land. 

It was very late afternoon when we reached the Twelve Apostles on the Great Ocean Road between 
Melbourne and South Australia. 
The rocks positively radiated warm golden light:

This is the famous cat which lives in the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul - famous because 
President Obama stroked him when they met. 
He stands in the warm evening sun which is coming in low through the stained glass:

And sunlight shining through flax leaves outside my classroom turns them golden...

Have a golden Thursday!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Naturally dirty ... TP 266

At certain times of the year we get sea lettuce growing in our local estuary - it can get 
really bad, making things unpleasant for windsurfers and yachties.

It washes up onto the foreshore, leaving a thick carpet of green when it is at its worst. When there are piles of it on the sand, decomposing in the sun, it smells horrible because of its high sulphur content.
There wasn't a great deal around when I took these photos.

Of course, Manu has to check it out.

See more at Written Inc

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Thematic Streetscapes

For Thematic Photographic 265, Carmi has set the theme of Streetscapes. To see his and other pictures on this intriguing theme, go here.

Last week in New Plymouth, I came across a lovely bed of poppies in the middle of a 
3-street intersection:

Two days earlier, in Wanganui on a quiet morning, this was the view:

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

What I saw on my holidays...

I saw...
trees dressed in their spring green:

a fascinating wind farm:


a desirable beachside residence:

gorgeous Botanical gardens:

pretty small towns:

intrepid surfers:

 an extremely cool footbridge:

and lots of baby ducks.

No doubt I shall expand further on these topics in future posts!

My best vacation is somewhere I could hide, 
somewhere warm and not a lot of people around. 
~Derek Jeter