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Month: November 2011 (page 1 of 3)

On a Diet

Mainly Fish and Chips

Mainly Fish and Chips

It would seem that of these five

  • one is on a diet,
  • one is on a diet of burgers,
  • and three are on a diet of fish and chips.

Welcome to the Market

Backlit Colours at Titirangi Market

Backlit Colours at Titirangi Market

Titirangi Village Market is on the last Sunday of each month, except in December when it is on the second Sunday (11 December this year). Last Sunday was a beautiful day for it and a huge turnout of people enjoyed the atmosphere, with Christmas gifts probably high on the list of many.

One more market this year, Sunday 11 December.

Liverpool Splice

Vili and George

Vili and George

Vili and George are based in Henderson, but their work often brings them to the ships at the Wynyard Quarter. George explained to me that what they are working at is a Liverpool splice. Connecting two steel ropes together.

I found a fast and furious video clip of the craft on youtube.

Liverpool Splice

Liverpool Splice

George and Vili

George and Vili

Dogs at the Beach

Dogs at Piha Beach

Dogs at Piha Beach

Part of North Piha Beach is an off-leash area for dogs, a godsend for animals and owners.

For more black and white images check out Dragonstar’s Weekend in Black and White.

Wedding Pictures

The Sign Says: "Danger"

The Sign Says: "Danger"

Last night at the Karanga Plaza (Wynyard Quarter).

For more weekend reflections, go to James’ Weekend Reflections site.

From my Study

The Rainbow

The Rainbow

Early morning, and a shower is approaching, the first drops have hit the window pane. A moment later the water is running down in streams.

More Skywatch images at the Skywatch Site!

Colour Coded

Power Lines in Glen Eden

Power Lines in Glen Eden

I am not an electrician, so I will refrain from misinforming you about the meaning of the colours.

Heavenly Warmth for Henry

Henry Atkinson Statue Improved

Henry Atkinson Statue Improved

It may have started out with just a pair of wings and angel hair (presumably to advertise the current show of My Three Angels, November 22 to December 3). Until the knitting guerillas struck and adorned him with a woolen overcoat, hat, legwarmers and more. Complete with a knitted picnic in the garden below. All this addition to attract you to the upcoming Lopdell Craft Market “Make and Cake” on Sunday (27 November, 9-3).

More about Henry Atkinson here and here. And might be right in thinking that this is too warm for the advanced spring, night temperatures are still going down to 11 degrees (daytime can go into low 20s).

Henry Atkinson Statue Improved

Henry Atkinson Statue Improved

Knitted Picnic

Knitted Picnic

Recycling?

Artistic Shed at Corban Estate Arts Centre

Artistic Shed at Corban Estate Arts Centre

The shed is at a respectful distance from the Arts Centre proper, and the old bikes are quietly rusting away, making no effort to hide the debris of the potters’ art. It appears, though, as if they are having a bit of a tidy-up of the entire estate – picturesque places like this could be under threat!

Ready to Burst Open

Pohutukawa Buds

Pohutukawa Buds

Some pohutukawa trees are already in flower, but the majority are holding back for a Christmas display. Here the furry buds give a hint of what is to come.

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