Good morning from a cold but still sunny day here in Hastings. The weather is expected to turn so it is a good day to work on my photos and knitting.
We have a group of wonderful artists here in Hastings. All the transformer boxes have been painted with appropriate designs such as this one outside our library. The novels are all well known New Zealand authors, including my cousin Alan Duff who wrote the novel ‘Once Were Warriers’. Other boxes are painted as packages, complete with stamp outside the Postshop and native birds near a park. It just makes a necessary but boring box into a work of art.
Good morning from a slightly warmer Hastings morning.
Since I am in the future (it is Monday here), it is time for my oddball photo for Cee’s great challenge.
This was taken at the community garden in Havelock North. I think the sign was referring to the onions. It makes me think that the ground is one giant oven or something and cooking the onions to perfection.
Good morning from a cool and windy Hastings day. Yesterday I took some amazing photos on the way down to Otane – you can check them out here.
But this image was taken last Friday. I love churches – especially stained glass windows. Unfortunately we couldn’t go inside which would have been great as it was closed during the day due to vandalism. But we could still take photos around the outside and when I went through my photos afterwards I found this image of a window that looked a bit spooky.
Good morning from a very frosty but sunny day here in Hastings.
I am a lot later than normal. Today is Queen’s Birthday for us. Actually Queen Elizabeth celebrates her real birthday in April but we have a day off for it on the first Monday in June. You can find out a bit more about this day off here.
Anyway here is an image that would have been very popular before the PC brigade marched in. I didn’t notice this rope until I got home and uploaded my images from Pakowhai Park last week. A beautiful serene setting and then this rope. I wonder how long it has been hanging there, and then who put it there, and did the children or adult have a lot of fun?
Great oddball for Cee’s great challenge where we showcase all those great photos that don’t fit into any category.
Good morning from a freezing Hastings morning. New Zealand got it’s first snowfall of the winter over the weekend. Good news for the ski fields, bad news for us winterphobes. Yesterday it was cold at the market, but I was warm wandering around taking photos to upload onto our Facebook page – I am the social media queen.
Anyway each time I drive down to Otane, I see this great sign. I have always made a note to myself to take a photo of it. So yesterday I took my time driving down. In other words I stopped every few miles to take photos. (That is why I have to take a bus to Wellington – it would take me a week to get there, lol.). The light was great but I had my Tamron 18 – 270 lens on. So I was disappointed with the quality of the photos. It won’t focus with the maximum zoom length. Even though the camera was rested on the car. It is not camera shake, just poor focusing. I can’t use manual focus as I have trouble seeing it. So I will just have to change lens and do it all over again next Sunday.
Anyway.. A bit thanks to Cee for highlighting my family of bags last week – check out the post here.
Go and check out her fabulous photos – they are amazing.
Good morning from a warmish and sunny Hastings day.
Yes, I am back. After a few days of no food it is nice to be able to eat again. I think I must have slept most of the day on Saturday, while yesterday I started to feel a lot better. I was given some electrolyte solution – when you are feeling sick this didn’t make it any better. So I sent my son out for some sports drink – I managed those a lot better. So now I can get back to normal. Thanks to all those good wishes and likes on my photos. I really appreciate them all.
So onto Cee‘s Oddball Challenge where we showcase our photos that we like, but they just don’t fit into a category. So here are some more colourful photos from around the CBD here in Hastings.
First up is father bag, mother bag and two children. All tied together so that they don’t get lost.
Some sturdy umbrellas.
And some colourful silk flowers with glitter on them.
Last Friday my Social Snappers group wandered around the centre and into the CBD on the hunt for some interesting photos. There were a lot of oddball photos to find. First up are these sheep signs. When I was growing up it was a common sight when driving off the main highways to find the road blocked by flocks of sheep. But we didn’t have these signs. Now we have the signs, but a lot fewer sheep. But you can still come across sheep blocking the road on the more rural roads.
I love all the colours in this.
And finally this lost car on a fence.
You can find more details about this great challenge over at Cee‘s blog.
Good morning from a cool but sunny Hastings morning. As I drove down to Otane yesterday I found noticed that the autumn colours are finally emerging. I will have to drive down one day soon with just my camera and try to do these colours justice. Just as we are now going into winter. It has been a long hot summer and the warm days are still here.
Anyway onto Cee‘s great oddball challenge which is now into week 18. Where has the time gone. So for this week here is this garage door which as been painted with the 11th commandment – “Thou Shalt Not Park”. This garage was attached to a big church. My daughter said that she had never noticed this sign, despite walking past it regularly. I just thought it was rather clever myself.
‘Good morning from a wet and miserable Hastings day.
I had a reasonable day yesterday at the market. I am now in charge of social media so that means going around taking photos and posting on Facebook. Yay. It was quiet though which meant I could do a lot of posting.
What was even better was stopping off on the way home to take photos of toadstools. I haven’t seen them since I was a child. I will post them later. Anyway I found these escapees just pecking around the rest stop where they had managed to get through the flimsy fence.
Their plumage was just so colourful. Great for Cee‘s oddball challenge this week.