One Word Photo Challenge: Growing out of Dirt


Good morning from a calmer and drier Hastings day.

An update on our earthquake.  We have had over 1500 aftershocks.  Most of them I don’t feel, but the stronger ones are definitely felt. I have the Geonet app on my phone which was going crazy with notifications.  I had to turn them off.  Wellington had a bad day yesterday as some of the buildings are not in good shape around the CBD and then on top of the damage there was a massive storm with lots of rain and flooding.  It never rains, but it pours.  Down in the South Island at the epicentre of the quake it is getting rather dire with food and water running out.  Navy ships should be docking this morning and airlifting supplies to that area. That area is completely cut off from the world.  It is incredible how much damage was done down there.

As to Hastings.  Yesterday we have a very, very windy day. That in itself, is very uneasy as you wonder about any damage done to buildings and also trees and whether the strong winds would just add to the damage.  But nothing happened.  I went out earlier this morning to capture the supermoon and there were a few branches around, blown off the trees.  That was it.  Thank goodness.  As to the supermoon – we have had cloud and rain the past 2 nights so when I got up this morning and saw clear skies I just had to head out.

Thanks again for all your caring comments.  Much appreciated.

Here are some photos for Jennifer’s One Word Photo Challenge.  Some toadstools and mushrooms growing up out of the dirt.



Finally some seed pods lying in the dirt among these tree roots.

One Word Photo Challenge: Dirt

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Sally D’s Mobile Photography: Macro Tools


Good morning from a shaky and stormy Hastings day.

An update – we are having hundreds of aftershocks.  Here in Hastings I am only feeling the stronger ones now.  Down in Wellington my daughter is getting freaked out by them all.  Wellington is closer to the epicentre so that the aftershocks are definitely stronger.  The biggest worry now is that a bad storm is heading towards us.  Just what we don’t need.

A big thank you to all who were concerned for me yesterday.  I didn’t realise that our earthquake made headline news around the world.  I really do appreciate all your loving thoughts.

So while looking at images for my post today I was thinking about all the photos that have been posted on all the damage.  Our Prime Minister, John Key has estimated that the repair costs are in the billions.  The damage is more widespread this time, than the big one in Christchurch in 2011.

Earthquake Updates

So I thought of tools.  Well actually my embroidery scissors.  I know that they will not even come close to repairing the damage.


With this second photo I added a brick overlay.  We will rebuild our country brick by brick.


And sew our country together with threads holding communities together.

Sally D’s Mobile Photography: Macro

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