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Crafty Baker

Lee, Christine, Pete - Crafty Bakers

Lee, Christine, Pete – Crafty Bakers

The Crafty Baker opened its doors to the public on Friday – a roaring success, even though it meant that their fabled croissants had sold out by the time I arrived after midday. In my usual moderate way, I got a seeded sourdough loaf and a ginger slice (because it is hard to resist temptation). Yummy crusty bread – no doubt I will be back.

A family business (Lee the baker with wife Calli, and her parents Pete and Christine), based on sound values. We wish them success.

From their Facebook page yesterday (Saturday): “Crazy day today… you guys wipe us out, we had 4 cakes left at 2pm, no bread, no pies, no bakes, no sandwiches, no pastries!!!!! Thanks for everyones support. Opening tomorrow 8am- 2pm.” So better be quick!

Lee in Action

Lee in Action

Little Temptations

Little Temptations

Giant Chair for 4

Giant Chair for 4

Giant Chair for 4

Peter Brierley-Millman showed this “Throne” two years ago at the Te Atatu Peninsula Harbourview Sculpture Trail. Now it fills a space in front of the BNZ in Glen Eden, opposite of the entrance to Glenmall.

Reminder: this year’s Harbourview Sculpture Trail opens on Saturday, March 8 (until March 30).

Mainly Green

Harold Moody Park

Harold Moody Park

Harold Moody Park in Glen Eden is home of the Glenora Bears Rugby League club. I drove past long after the match, and after-match, had finished…

Long shadows and gum trees. At a pinch, this picture also qualifies as a selfie.

Nga Taonga o te Waikumete

Nga Taonga o te Waikumete

Nga Taonga o te Waikumete

Yesterday’s fence in its full glory.

[The wire mesh fence around Glen Eden car park is adorned with little painted cutouts of fish and all manner of other creatures, shown here by their shadows on the footpath. The work is entitled “Nga Taonga o te Waikumete” (Treasures of the Waikumete Stream). A collaboration of Project Twin Stream Glen Eden, Glen Eden Primary School, Glen Eden Business Association and the local community, celebrating the people, the environment and the natural wonders of Glen Eden.]

Nga Taonga o te Waikumete (Detail)

Nga Taonga o te Waikumete (Detail)

Nga Taonga o te Waikumete (Detail)

Nga Taonga o te Waikumete (Detail)

Location Signs: Glen Eden

Glen Eden

Glen Eden

The wire mesh fence around Glen Eden car park is adorned with little painted cutouts of fish and all manner of other creatures, shown here by their shadows on the footpath. The work is entitled “Nga Taonga o te Waikumete” (Treasures of the Waikumete Stream). A collaboration of Project Twin Stream Glen Eden, Glen Eden Primary School, Glen Eden Business Association and the local community, celebrating the people, the environment and the natural wonders of Glen Eden.

(I had to flip the image to make it read easily.)

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

Waikumete Cemetery

Waikumete Cemetery and Rainbow

Waikumete Cemetery and Rainbow

We had quite an abundance of rainbows of late — and plenty of rain, too. Here I was driving through Waikumete Cemetery when suddenly the rainbow formed.

Note that it takes an extra wide angle lens (or panorama stitching) to capture the full rainbow.

More Skywatch images at the Skywatch Site!

Anzac Day Dawn Parade — Waikumete Cemetery

Waikumete Services Cemetery

Waikumete Services Cemetery

Anzac Day is a day of remembrance, in particular commemorating a battle at Gallipoli in 1915. Throughout the country, parades and commemorative services are being held, beginning in many places with a dawn parade. These are some impressions of today’s Dawn Service at Waikumete Cemetery.

The Cenotaph

The Cenotaph

The Parade Leaves the Court of Honour

The Parade Leaves the Court of Honour

Breaking Dawn

Breaking Dawn

Painted Boxes: Apocalyptic Sky

Transformer on Pleasant Road

Transformer on Pleasant Road

This painted transformer is on Pleasant Road, Glen Eden, near the intersection with West Coast Road. It is probably an impression of dramatic sunsets over the Waitakere Ranges, as we look into the valley, and it comes with a bonus addition on the power pole next to it. I don’t know who painted it, but I like artistic licence.

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.

Glen Eden Station

Glen Eden Station = Pumped Cafe

Glen Eden Station = Pumped Cafe

A typical old style railway station, now the “Pumped” Café.

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