Sunday, September 28, 2008

Orbiter bus

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This is the Orbiter bus, which "orbits" around town! This one is passing through a roundabout in quite a hurry.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Sport fields

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Rugby is very popular in New Zealand, but it has been a difficult season to play the game. The continuous rain has made the fields virtually unplayable.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Protea

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Protea is both the botanical name and the English common name of a genus of flowering plants, sometimes also called sugarbushes. It is the national emblem of South Africa. This photo is of a protea bush in my garden here in New Zealand!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

The egg of magic

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I discovered this egg in my garden. It's an unusual colour, so maybe it's a magical egg?

Monday, September 22, 2008

Hamilton sky & sun

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After the incessant rain, the open blue skies and piercing sun are very welcome!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

It looks like spring!

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We've had two lovely sunny days in succession. Even the plants in my garden are appreciating the sun!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Symmetr(ee)

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I think the post title and the photo speak for themselves ...

Friday, September 19, 2008

Spot the bird!!

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Can you spot the little bird?

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Car spotting

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I love to stand on the foot bridge and watch the speeding cars below.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Action!

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This reporter and camera person were covering the kayaking event that I showed in yesterday's photo. She appeared very animated and enthusiastic whilst reporting about the event, although you wouldn't say so judging by this photo!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Kayaking

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These youngsters were participating in some sort of outdoor pursuit programme which required them to do some kayaking! They didn't appear to be enjoying themselves very much, but perhaps they were just determined to get the job done without losing their balance. The boy standing up was easily overtaken by the boys in yellow. It seems that standing up is not the best way of kayaking!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Of planes and cows

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I love the fact that in New Zealand, cows and planes can co-exist in such close proximity to each other. This is a photo taken at Hamilton Airport.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Hamilton Peace Wall (2)

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This is a photo showing where the Wall is located in Garden Place, Victoria Street.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Hamilton's Peace Wall

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This is a shot of some of the individual squares making up Hamilton's wall of peace. It was erected and opened in 1986 in commemoration of the International Year of Peace.


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Swollen river

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Because of the rain, the Waikato river had risen to near record levels a while back. The situation is much better now, but this photo shows that the river is still swollen!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Sudoku at the airport

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This is a snapshot of me waiting for my plane back to Hamilton. On the desk is a copy of my newest Sudoku acquisition. I am crazy about it and complete a large number of grids every day!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Is spring in the air?

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Although it's still raining, it would appear that spring has sprung! This plant is blooming in my garden. The yellow and white colours contrast beautifully.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Reading the paper

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This young lad seems very interested in what's in the newspaper. Maybe he's the editor of the paper ...

Saturday, September 6, 2008

What, no horses allowed?

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I find it hilarious that it is necessary for a sign to stipulate that horses and motorcycles are not allowed on a foot bridge that leads over a motorway! Are there really people who would actually attempt to cross a foot bridge on horseback?

Friday, September 5, 2008

Charles the younger

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This young kitten's name is Charles. He belongs to one of my colleagues, who has a whole menangerie of animals, including ducks, cats & dogs. She sometimes brings one or more of them to work on her way to or from the vet. Here is Charles on her desk.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Walkway

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The sun peeking through the bare branches of these trees is a beautiful sight. It is one of my favourite walkways in Hamilton.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

The Queen's hive

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I am in Wellington at the moment, and thought it appropriate to post a photograph of the seat of government, the Beehive. Hello Helen!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Social commentary or vandalism?

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This was written on the side of a study cubicle: "God gives and forgives; man gets and forgets". Social commentary or vandalism?

Monday, September 1, 2008

Fetch!

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This Rottweiler was having the time of his life playing fetch with a tree branch. He was just loving it!