Sunday, December 11, 2016

Colourful kayaks for hire at Pilot Bay


Pity this weekend has been so cold and windy, but last weekend was hot and sunny - perfect Summer's day. We were walking along the boardwalk at Pilot Bay and saw someone with kayakers and sails set up for hire on the grass by the picnic areas - I liked the way the rainbow colours stood out.

Linking up with Our World Tuesday here :-)

Thursday, December 8, 2016

The pohutukawa trees are flowering at last!




Summer is here and the red Pohutukawa trees are flowering at last, these are New Zealand's iconic Christmas tree, they usually line the coastlines along the country and myth has it if the flowers are out before December then it means we will get a good hot Summer. Looking forward to it -but not the humidity though...

More Skywatch Fridays here :-)

Monday, December 5, 2016

The old house on blocks in Te Puke




On our tiki tour a while back we were out and about in Te Puke a small farming settlement about 20 minutes from Tauranga. On one of the country back-roads we passsed by an old house on piles which looked like it was now being used as a woolshed. I didn't venture inside as it was on private property but I did stand by the driveway and take some shots of it, unfortunately historical research on it didn't uncover anything very interesting.

Linking up this week with Macro Monday (the top shot of an Echevaria at Whakatane Hill Cemetery) and Our World Tuesday :-)

Monday, November 28, 2016

Mum and Summer Roses





I've been spending some days outside at work during my lunch hour and in the garden is a small selection of roses of pink and apricot coloured variety. They smell divine! And the "mum" plaque at the top was seen at Whakatane Hill Cemetery at while ago - someone obviously was well loved and missed...

Linking up with Macro Monday and Our World Tuesday :-)

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Norfolk Pine reflections on Marine Parade


Gotta love early Summer mornings along Marine Parade, part of where I walk each day. This is a road along the beach that's lined with mostly posh multi-million dollar holiday homes.

As you can see on the left of the photo there's one that's been built and on the right are a ton of carparks as this area gets very very busy over the Christmas/New Year season - the beach is extremely popular. Lucky we live 5 minutes away so it doesn't take us long to walk if we want a swim :-)

More weekend reflections here...

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