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