Sunday, May 31, 2009

Another icon

2 comments
Yet another beautiful icon from my colleague's collection. Note the various trinkets she has put in the icon box. Each one relates to the person who gifted her this icon.


Friday, May 29, 2009

Romulus and Remus

3 comments
A bronze statue at the Hamilton Gardens depicting the founders of Rome, Romulus and his twin brother Remus. Read more about their fascinating story here.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Lemon meringue

3 comments
One word: yum!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Anyone for sausage?

3 comments
All dressed up to take his owner for a walk!

Monday, May 25, 2009

The very, very temperamental sky

1 comments
One of the things I like most about the living in Hamilton is the unpredictability of the weather. One moment it is a perfect autumn day, and the next it clouds over with such haste that there is almost no time to run for cover. In this photo, it seems that the sky's tummy is starting to rumble. Maybe it'd had a dodgy curry the night before ...

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Some brave folks!

3 comments
These people braved the very cold, wet weather to take their boat out on the Waikato river. I don't know whether to admire them, or pity them!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

A well-read duck

5 comments
The friend who I mentioned in yesterday's post also has a duck. He has imprinted on her, and thinks that she is his mother. He follows her everywhere.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Icon

2 comments
Isn't it just lovely? This very special handmade piece belongs to a colleague - and friend - of mine. She leads an interesting life, which has seen her travel to very exotic places in the world, including an extended stay in Africa.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Waikato's pastoral landscape

1 comments
A farm road just outside Hamilton. It is wonderful to have the open countryside literally minutes away from the bustling city centre.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Web

4 comments
It is now clear to me where the WWW got its name from!

Monday, May 18, 2009

A contemplative lad

1 comments
For a young lad, he sure looks very contemplative. I wonder what's on his mind.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Decadence personified

4 comments
A lovely Shiraz and good quality chocolate. What could be nicer on a cold evening?

Saturday, May 16, 2009

1-2-3-jump!

6 comments
I watched these lads from afar for a while, before taking this photo. Is this a new sport - step jumping? I have to admit that it was very entertaining watching them jump around like little rabbits!

Friday, May 15, 2009

The man on the moon

1 comments
Just before sunset one early evening, the moon - and the little man who calls it his home - were visible just above the branches of this tree.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Clueless!

2 comments
I can appreciate the beauty of flowers, like this one in the photo, but I am totally clueless when it comes to identifying the flower type. Can anybody help?

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A nice cuppa

4 comments
After a nice dinner on a cold evening, a cuppa is just the right medicine!

Monday, May 11, 2009

The colours of the Waikato

5 comments
I took this photograph just before sunset on the Waikato University campus. The colours of the Waikato region - yellow, red and black - reflect beautifully off the water. The round building -called Oranga - houses some student eateries.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Scenic Sunday: Mount Ruapehu

14 comments
This photo of Mount Ruapehu was taken from National Park Village, which is the midpoint on the train journey from Auckland to Wellington, in January of this year. It is approximately 200 km south of Hamilton. Even in the heat of summer, the mountain has a snow cap.
Mount Ruapehu is well known for its ski fields. In winter months, it is the prime ski destination in the North Island.
Please take the time to visit Scenic Sunday for photos of other participants. Thank you!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

The Italian Renaissance garden

1 comments
The Italian Renaissance Garden, one of the theme gardens of the Hamilton Gardens.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Anyone going to town?

2 comments
The number 4 bus to the City, late on a Saturday afternoon. There was not a single passenger on the bus, and the driver spent several minutes at this bus stop - probably because he was ahead of time - before moving on.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Autumn

3 comments
Beautiful autumn colours next to the river!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

I believe I can fly ...

1 comments
The footballer in yellow is determined to get the ball, but he continues to be held off by the guy in blue, who appears to think that he's an airplane! :-)

Monday, May 4, 2009

Riverside gardens

2 comments
Many houses with spectacular gardens front on to the Waikato River. This is definitely one of my favourites. It must be hard work to maintain it.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

A family day out!

1 comments
A great day for jetskiing with Dad on Lake Karapiro!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Chinese takeaway

4 comments
Dinner - or rather, the first bowl of dinner!

Friday, May 1, 2009

May theme day: Shadows

9 comments
Two of my favourite things in life are cats, and walking. This photo, with a bench from Bali in the shape of a cat and a walking stick - more ornamental than functional - combines both.

Click here to view thumbnails for all participants