Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Feathered Friends at Pakowhai Park

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Good morning from a chilly, foggy Hastings day.  The first day of spring.  And the weather should be good.  Warming up for us.

Some more photos for Cee’s challenge – feathered friends at Pakowhai Park.  First up is this majestic black shag enjoying the sun.

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I am so proud of this photo.  For once my reflexes were quick enough to catch this grey heron with a small fish in it’s beak.

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Finally our native sacred kingfisher.


Cee’s Black & White Challenge:Feathers


Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Feathers

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Good morning from a cool but so far sunny day.  Only a week to go until the official start of spring.  Our days are starting to get warmer.  It is nice not to have to wear so many layers as well.  I will be participating in the blossom parade next month, dressed up as a suffragist – which is what suffragettes were originally called.  So we are busy decorating our float.  Actually it is just pieces of cardboard in the suffragette colours of purple, green and white.  I had a lot of fun yesterday with the other ladies – lots of laughter which makes the work go fast.

Anyway onto my photos today for Cee’s challenge which goes until Monday 12th September.

I love feathers. They can be so soft and delicate.

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And see through.

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I can spend hours watching ducks grooming their feathers (as in the first image).  It is always a challenge to try and get interesting photos of the splashes of water too.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Feathers


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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Busy Hands

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Good morning from a clear frosty day here in Hastings.

This week Cee wants a hand with her challenge.  So here are a couple of busy hands.  These hands belong to a couple of stall holders in Otane.  I went around taking photos for our Facebook page and I wanted to show that yes, these products are indeed handmade.


Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Hands

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Legs and Feet

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Good morning from a cool but finally dry Hastings day.

A couple of weeks ago I went to a Nelson Mandela day over at Napier.  It was all about healing yourself.  So there were stands for eating healthily.

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Where I found these super cute fruits sitting on the table.

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As well as Reflexology among other healing forms.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Legs and Feet


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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Say Cheese

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Good morning from a cool, but drier Hastings morning.  A relief after yesterdays heavy rain.

This week was a hard challenge to find smiles for me.  Simply because I don’t usually take photos of people.  So I had to do some digging around to find these photos.

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This second photo looks like a double exposure but I can assure you it isn’t.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Smiles

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Tiffen Park Entrance

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Good morning from another unsettled day here in Hastings.  The weather forecast isn’t good so a good day to catch up with my knitting for the market on Sunday.

Last Saturday I was over in Napier for a photo shoot at this carpark under Napier Hill.  These stairs lead to a very steep and somewhat precarious path up the hill.

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As you can see.  Not for the faint hearted. I just settled for looking up and admiring the view from the carpark.

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Perfect for this week’s challenge.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Stairs, Steps, ladders

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Tracks through Hastings

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Good morning from a cool but sunny Hastings day.

Here is another short tour through Hastings.  Just to show how small Hastings is, we have train tracks running through the centre of our CBD.  This is taken looking back towards the clock tower and the main part of the CBD.

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And then looking the other way we are into the industrial area and then out into the countryside. On the right is another shopping centre, the last before leaving town.


Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Train Tracks

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