Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Strange courtship rituals......

....and a missed opportunity :( Wasn't quite quick enough to get the settings right to get both of these two in focus which I'm annoyed as hell about!! Ah well - next time (yea - right!!)

Saturday, 13 December 2008

The other bowl of cherries

Thursday, 27 November 2008


As I drove out from my driveway this morning my eyes were drawn to this new piece of street art that had appeared! I'm sure it's significant - but I have no idea how! A very strange neighbourhood I seem to live in!! This piece is only 100m or so from another amusing neighbourhood icon.....

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Broadgreen Rose Gardens

It's such a pity you can't smell the picture, but at least you can see some of the gardens!

Monday, 17 November 2008

Here's a link I'm so excited about - my first ever 'published' book !

Monday, 3 November 2008

Fun on the beach....

Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Monday, 15 September 2008

Blue skies.......

A wonderful day of good ol' Nelson blue skies. I think this may have been the 12.30 from Auckland to Christchurch!!

Monday, 8 September 2008


Another angle. I hadn't seen it that way, but now that MissRAble and others mention it, it does look quite Escher-esque!

Friday, 5 September 2008

Rabbit Island cloud

The original big black cloud. It really was rather menacing! And big?! It dwarfs the mountians

Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Monaco sunset

I took quite a few pics of this glorious sunset tonight and it was a tough task to choose just one for blip.........so here's a couple more I really liked.

Monday, 25 August 2008

Grey Tahuna....

This is the pre warming filter shot so you can see the effect the filter has. I've added the blip pic too to make viewing comaprison a bit easier :)

(Warming filter details: PS CS3, Image > Adjustments > Photo Filter... > Warming Filter (85) at 25% density)

Hope this helps :)

Sunday, 24 August 2008

Market kuia........

I couldn't decide which pic to post on blip of the dear kuia at the market. This was the alternative............

Monday, 21 July 2008


Wharariki - the south end of the beach........
Wharariki Beach - the arches.

Sunday, 13 July 2008

Dirty washing!!

They say you should never hang your dirty washing out in public.......oops!

Well actually - this is clean washing. And anyway, how could I resist displaying it publicly when it was such a blue-sky day?

Friday, 4 July 2008

Salmon pink flowers in need of identification!!

If anyone knows what this plant is called please let me know. I'm going crazy trying to remember!!

Saturday, 14 June 2008

A real cutsie!!

Overspill pics of a very cute wee 1929 Austin 7

And some special pics for anyone who always wanted to know what was under the bonnet of one of these things!
The answer is "Not much"!!

Friday, 13 June 2008

Golden Bay

Within minutes of this pic being taken the sky clouded over again and returned to grey :(

Wharariki Beach #2

Shot taken from inside a large cave on the beach.......many thanks to the 2 sillhouettes for adding a human element :)

Wharaiki cave men

The grey after the blue.......but the waves always pound in like this here!

Wharariki Fury

Farewell Spit's inner beach is packed with Black Swans. This one was spotted a little further south at Puponga enjoying a late afternoon preen. He was a bit far away for my lens to do him justice and this has been heavily cropped. You get the idea though....!!
Black swan

Couldn't resist this early evening shot of the beautifully peaceful Pakawau. The hills in the background are the southern end of Goden Bay
Peaceful Pakawau

Wednesday, 4 June 2008


An impressivly talented student plays her impressive electric violin.........
What an impressive combination!

Saturday, 31 May 2008

Another 'Wow!' kind of day......

The pics speak for themselves. I had my feet very firmly on the ground!!