Good morning from a cool and so far calm day. I am a bit late today, but that is because I have been reading the weather report. Gisborne, north of where I live is expected to bear the brunt of Cyclone Pam. They have been told to stock up on food, water and candles to last for at least 3 days. We will get some of the bad weather, mostly high seas. That I would really love to see, but I don’t think I will be able to drive over to Napier in my small car. At the moment it is eerily calm. Yesterday was glorious so after seeing my parents I went to Pakowhai Park for some photos. As you do. It was beautiful, a native bush oasis right next door to the motorway. As you got further away from the motorway all you could hear was birdsong.
Anyway onto this challenge by The Daily Post. Cheri has asked for walls. Napier is full of colour. The colour palette of the Art Deco era. Apricots, light greens and blues. I found this mosaic in a side street in the CBD. I love the way they have incorporated typical Napier scenes in this mural. And then added the stained glass at the top.
Even something as functional as the toilet block walls have murals on them.
The Writing’s on the Wall
#FridayFoto: Walls Of Silence…
The Daily Post: Weekly Photo Challenge – Wall
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The other day I had a very early dentist appointment. It was in Havelock North, just to the east of Hastings. It is only 15 minutes to drive there. I don’t normally drive around Havelock North. I left home with plenty of time. Or so I thought. I got lost. I stopped several times to google where the dentist is. I got even more lost. So I went back to the centre of the township and finally found the right road, after driving through a supermarket car park. Needless to say I wasn’t happy with myself. Then I got told that I would need to pay out nearly $800 for a tooth implant. (hopefully the rest of it will be subsidised). So I was not a happy chappy.
Then I saw these cream coloured amaryllis in the sun. So the cell phone came out. I have noticed that the sun is getting lower and lower in the sky. So it makes for a lot of great affects with back lighting.
There was also a tub of cream coloured petunias.
Again backlit. My day was much brighter for seeing this, and for no-one stopping me from taking these photos.
Perfect for Nancy at nancy merrill photography and her prompt this week.