Monday, June 29, 2009

I have been hibernating ...

I have been very slack the past week or so in posting photos on the blog. I blame the very cold weather we've been having for putting me in a mood to hibernate. I have spent the last few days bundled up in blankets and duvets with books, TV, wine, chocolate, soup, meat stew - and the cat - for company. I will soon emerge from my cocoon, feeling somewhat revitalised and more prepared for life! Bring it on!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Bass x 2

A friend has taken up the double bass. She gets lessons from a travelling music teacher, who pops in to give a lesson whenever he's in the area. How quaint.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Outside Hamilton

The beautiful Waikato landscape on the southern outskirts of Hamilton.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

I want to ride my bicycle

This bike, which qualifies as an antique, belongs to a friend of mine who rides it to work most days. Being a university town, there are lots of academics - and students - who ride their bikes to work. I just love it!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Bee and his mate!

And you thought the bee in yesterday's photo was tall!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Big Bee

I caught this big bee on the run at the Teddy Bear's Picnic!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Another All White?

Continuing on yesterday's theme, this footballer obviously takes his sport very seriously!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Future All Whites!

These two lads are very skilled with a football! They were very happy to pose for a few photos. Maybe they'll play for the All Whites one day.

Thursday, June 11, 2009


Playing peekaboo with the new university shops ...

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Crouching tiger, hidden dragon

The tiger is nowhere to be found, and the dragon is not hidden - in fact, it's a flying dragon!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Every cloud has a lining ...

... but the lining isn't always silver.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

The thinker

I wonder what he's thinking ...

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Afternoon siesta is serious business!

This White Rhino is taking his afternoon nap in shade very seriously. He (or she) will not take kindly to any interruption!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Bringing the outdoors indoors

What a lovely spot to sit in the morning, with the sun spreading its rays across the room, and the sweet aroma of plants, flowers and herbs outside the open window!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

A frosty morning

It is one of the coldest beginnings to June ever! It was minus 4.1 degrees C this morning. Even the leaves were frozen. The cat took one look at the weather outside and 'declined' my invitation to go out; I then promptly kicked him out!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The bunny welcome

I am a little bunny.
Eyes on the sides of my head.
I see to the left and right,
Behind me and ahead.
I am a little bunny,
These are my very long ears.
They help me hear many sounds,
I can hear from far and near.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

If you go down to the woods today ...

"ONCE UPON A TIME . . . in a land not so far away, there were lots of boys and girls who dressed up as their favourite story book characters and together with their teddy bears and families, packed a picnic and came to share an amazing, action-packed, fun filled day out!"

Monday, June 1, 2009

June Theme Day: Feet

My take on the theme day is not very original and imaginative, but the same cannot be said of the two men whose feet are the focus of this photo. Both are educational stalwarts in the true sense of the word; between them they have decades of teaching experience. They defy the modern obsession with formative assessment; to them, the educational experience is an essential aspect of acquiring life experience. Their passion and commitment to their respective fields and students are legendary. To me, they represent all that is good and honourable about tertiary education. Both may be regarded as eccentric, simply because they do not conform to what others consider to be the normal mould. So what is normal anyway? Normality is a myth.

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