Good morning from a cool but sunny spring day here in Hastings.
Today is Halloween. Here in New Zealand it is not generally celebrated. We always considered it something that was uniquely American. Something that we saw in the movies.
Today I am holding an afternoon tea as a small housewarming party and because it was Halloween I have asked for everyone to bring some spooky inspired food. That should be interesting to see what everyone comes up with. Me, I brought an orange cake. Actually I went out yesterday to find something to decorate the table – not much to be honest. A few costumes and plastic pumpkins which were so overpriced. Nothing like you see in America – I am thinking of the sitcom Home Improvement.
JEN H. from The Daily Post has asked us for our special treats:-
This week’s photo challenge theme is “Treat,” an intentionally open-ended prompt. For many, candies aren’t a favorite indulgence. Maybe you’re a savory food lover, or you’ve gone on a beautiful vacation to treat yourself. Perhaps some quiet time alone with a beloved novel is your greatest pleasure. This week, share with us a photo of something that you consider a marvelous treat.
Anyway due to a good tax return I was able to treat myself to a Nikon 3300 with two lenses. I have really noticed a difference in the quality of my photos. And it is a treat for me to come home and find some interesting photos after uploading. So here are a couple I have taken in the last week.
I also treated myself to the Nik Collection as well – which I am showing in my latest series on my Monochrome of the Day images. I especially love the vintage affect.
I chose the fern to support the All Blacks who are taking on Australia (the Wallabies) tomorrow morning in the Rugby World Cup. That is all New Zealand is interested in at the moment. So I shall be avoiding it tomorrow. To be honest I will be glad when it is all over. My predictions? – the best team on the day will win.
Thanks for visiting.