The Daily Post: Endurance


Good morning from a sunny spring morning here in Hastings.

This week the Daily Post has issued us with the challenge to show us all endurance.

I chose this photo which shows just how strong the spider webs are.  They endure strong winds, rains and heavy fogs as in this photo and also the bugs, bees and flies that get caught up in it and fight to get out of it.

Actually that is rather apt for today.  We have our general election and we have had to endure 6 weeks of political campaigning.  It has turned really nasty with personal grievances taking over the actual politics.  To be honest I have had enough and today couldn’t come fast enough.  The polling booth is just down the road  and I will be casting my vote.  It will not bring a majority government thanks to our MMP system so we are in for another 3 years of more scrappy government.

Anyway here are some other great posts for this challenge.


A Photo a Week: Nature’s Music

Nature's Music - Tui

This week the prompt from Nancy is music.  I don’t have photos of human musicians but found this photo of our native Tui that I took on Wednesday.

I love going into the park and just listen to the music of the birds.  It is spring now and the birds are especially loud as they carry out their courtships.  Tuis are the loudest of all.  They swoop around in pairs and stop to feast on the golden kowhai trees which are particularly sweet flowers.  I actually just stood at one point with my eyes closed just to listen to the beautiful music.  It is very restful and calming on the soul.

You can check out this challenge at Nancy’s blog.

Edited with Perfect Affects 8 and Photoscape.

Thanks for visiting.


Floral Friday: Gerberas


Good morning from a grey morning here in Hastings.

For this week’s Floral Friday post I found these gorgeous gerberas at the flower house at Cornwall Park.  This is where they prepare the flowers before they plant them around the park.  It is a great place to get some great photos without anyone yelling at me.  At the moment they are fill of gerberas and african violets and the colours are just amazing.

Edited with Perfect Affects 8 and Photoscape.



One Word Photo Challenge: Cerulean


Another week and another new name for a colour.  I have never heard of this name for a colour before.  But I love this shade of blue.

This is not upside down, but a reflection of a tree and sky in a stream at Cornwall Park.  I haven’t edited this at all.  Taken with my IPhone 5S on a beautiful autumn morning.



Cee’s Fun Fotos: Buildings

Chinese pagoda

Good morning from a cool spring morning here in Hastings.

This week the prompt from Cee for her Fun Foto Challenge is buildings.

These are the buildings in Cornwall Park, in the Chinese gardens. It is a great place for weddings.

Chinese house

These two buildings face each other with the duck pond in the middle.

As you can see it is a peaceful oasis in the middle of the city.

Thanks for visiting.



Michelle’s Weekly Pet Challenge: Week 54 – Black and White Beauty

Black and White Beauty

Good morning from a lovely spring morning in Hastings.

Wednesday means it is time for Michelle’s Weekly Pet Challenge:

This  beautiful black and white cat came up to greet me one day on my travels.  It was a real poser so of course, the camera was busy.  When I go for a walk I always seem to attract strange cats who come up to me to see what I am doing carrying a strange contraption.  Some love to pose, like this one.

Here are a couple of other posts:



The wonderful world of photography and digital scrapbooking

WILDEN MARSH: Another Year Living with Nature at Hoo Wood and Wilden Marsh Nature Reserve.

A blog about the fauna and flora catching my eye in Hoo Wood and on Wilden Marsh.

The Gisborne Gourmet



Lanzo una escena hermosa con una fotografía.

Gallery of Roses

There are several different rose types, and each is very different. There are many different types of roses with many different colors and different sizes, The pictures in this photo gallery provide examples of some of the types of roses available.


For Black And White Lovers

Sacred Touches

Life is a time of purpose and anointed blossoming...

Geoff shoots the world

Photos from another Kiwi lost in London

Rethinking Life

Art and the philosophy of life

Taking One Day At A Time

Fine Art Photography and Poetry by Sarah Longes

Petals Unfolding

The Embrace of Love ~


wandering the maze

Paul Militaru

Photography Portfolio


Hopefully some images to enhance your day.

Learning to snap

Learning photography in New Zealand

Creative Commons Photography by Sonel

It doesn’t matter what kind of camera you have with you, it’s what you do with it ...


From My Eye to Yours . . .


Q's werld a werld of introspection retrospectyion complication, yet simplicity overiding all so to see the reality is only but to lewk upon it with a gentle gaze. Unto Infinity and Beyond.


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