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Snorkeling at Matheson Bay - December 2013

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Here's one I took just before Christmas last year. The teens love to visit different beaches, this is one of their favourites called Matheson Bay. This man and his wife were getting ready to go snorkeling. Not sure if they ended up catching anything but some divers that came out after he went in came back with a bad full of Kina.

Sun peeking through the clouds tonight

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This one was taken from my back deck. Summer sunset here in Mangawhai heads.

Ready to go fishing!

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While out on my morning walk I spotted this fishing boat outside the petrol station. Am mentally coveting this one. Want!

The gist of my Friday night!

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Red Eucalyptus Flowers - The perfect seaside plant

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Spotted these while on my daily walk. Apparently they are from a type of Eucalyptus tree? Such a colourful vibrant red.

Funky seaside gardens - boats included

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Another cool thing I spotted while out on one of my daily walks. I thought this old boat filled with Gazanias in a seaside garden topped off with surfcasting rods. I think it's very novel anyway.

Focus on flowers

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I just love the vibrant colours that Summer brings. This season I've been focussing on alot of the lovely flowers I've seen around different areas I've visited.

 left: Yellow Canna Lillies                             Right: Orange California Poppies

Left: White marguerite daisies                    Right: Hot pink Hibiscus

Left: Blue Hydrangeas                        Right:  Red Pohutkawas                  
I just adore this time of year!

Funky letterboxes - Fly away!

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Spotted this one on my daily walk. Very funky sorta retro looking. Kinda like a plane? Maybe it's going to take off...

Summer sunset - Kiwi Style

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I just love the colours in this shot. You get some really lovely sunsets around here over Summer. Very vibrant shades.

Coffee with the teens at The Farmhouse Cafe

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Over the summer holidays the teens and I have kept busy. While food shopping in Warkworth the teens and I, only a rather cloudy drizzly day spent some time looking round op shops & having lunch at the very nice Farmhouse Cafe.  It's not often you get rain at this time of year but it's been very welcome so no complaining from this end :-)

Kiwis are always jandalfied!

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These are a essential part of the kiwi footwear - Jandals. Spotted these on sale on a large rack outside a chemist.