Both these photos were taken in Tauranga. The first is in the early evening in winter as the clouds turned at the end of a cold but clear day. Taken by my passenger as we crossed the causeway, so strictly not mine, but we spotted the sky and since I was driving, she took the photo. Not bad from a moving car!
The second is mid afternoon down at the hockey turf where the bright winter sun provided some stark contrasts between the white salt mountains and the blue of the sky and turf.
And this is an extra – a shot that I spotted when my husband came in from the garden with a harvest of chillis and showed me this curly one. There was a basket of limes from the garden sitting on the bench and the red and yellow made a great shot.
Hogmanay. Last day of 2017. I know my numbers are messed up..maybe sometime in 2018 I’ll go through and work out where I went wrong! Stole a couple of hours out of preparing for holidays and this evening and headed out to Pukemokemoke. Very happy that I managed to run up, down and round twice in less than an hour! AND I saw this beautiful tui. Not sure yet if I am going to continue with a photoaday … I have another project which is a weekly photo challenge. I might just mix it up a bit!
Went out today opshop shopping with a friend. Good fun spotting treasures. I came away with two dresses, a couple of chairs and some 1970s fabric to reupholster them. Project for 2018!
The butterflies and bees are out in force right now and Hamilton Gardens with the colourful flowers is a great place to see them.
Raspberries for breakfast every day at the moment. Yum!
My boy playing his guitar. I love listening to him.
Boxing Day relaxation. Run around the lake this afternoon. Needed to move after all the food and drink yesterday. It was a bit moody down there today… threatening rain and swirling wind.
Christmas Day 2017.
It was strange not to have any children in the house on Christmas morning. The start of times to come, I suppose.
The boys arrived late morning for brunch. Waffles and fresh fruit with fresh coffee outside in the sunshine.
Board games followed which meant a late dinner. Managed to get the boys together for a family photo. They don’t change!
It was lovely to have Christmas Eve visitors today. A last minute change of plan saw Harry Hoggarth and Megan arrive yesterday afternoon for their last 24hrs of their stay in NZ.
Breakfast in the garden followed by a walk in to town for lunch, then a dash to Auckland airport.
Lovely to see Gus and Harry still friends after all these years.
Another run out on the river trails to support Paula training for the 100 miler. Boy it was hot and muggy! Marzipan Snowfig found time to get up to mischief….