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Artist and Model?

Doug Ford

Doug Ford

Doug Ford enjoys the extra space beside his gazebo at last Sunday’s Titirangi Market. A regular at the market, he is well-known on this blog for his public art in the form of murals and decorated utility boxes. Always a cheerful word when we meet.

Leap!

Zac's Leap

Zac’s Leap

My tribute to all calendar makers and whoever else leaps about!

Grandson Zac shows how it’s done, while his Omi proves she is no slouch either.

Extreme?

Extreme?

Barnes Dance

Barnes Dance, Queen and Victoria Streets

Barnes Dance, Queen and Victoria Streets

The intersection of Queen and Victoria Streets is controlled by a system called “Barnes Dance“: all traffic lights switch to red, and pedestrians cross in all directions (also known as “pedestrian scramble”, “X crossing”, “diagonal crossing”). Named after traffic engineer Henry Barnes who first introduced this method in Denver Colorado in the 1940s.

It can get crowded in the centre…

Remarkable Unemployees

Keziah and Ethan in their Pod

Keziah and Ethan in their Pod

The glistening pod down at Lynnmall is eye-catching and the icecream they dispense is yummy!

Keziah and Ethan have run this pod since December and are all smiles. The concept of Pride and Joy is a franchise model aimed at empowering people to develop business skills from small beginnings.

You wanted to see the ice-cream? I have eaten it!

The Shiny Pod

The Shiny Pod

… flies like an arrow

Archery

Archery

Grandson Felix develops his archery skills. Christmas holidays, Sydney.

Splash!

Splash!

Splash!

Making the most of Cornwallis Wharf at high tide at the end of a hot summers day.

The Volunteer

Jane

Jane

Taumanu Reserve is a recreational area of about 7 hectares of reclaimed land which has been constructed over the last three years or so. To be enjoyed by people, by the birdlife, and if unlucky, by rats and stoats and other unwanted creatures. To prevent the latter, there is a good number of traps spread over the grounds.

The other day when I was visiting the reserve, I found Jane busy at work, inspecting the traps, supplying fresh bait and performing general maintenance. She is a volunteer, Operations Director with the Wildlife Conservation Trust of New Zealand. And she is an ambassador for the place, responding to questions from the public, explaining her work, pointing out the roosting birds: oystercatchers, pied stilts, dotterels. On my visit, the traps were empty, which I assume to be a good sign, meaning that the rodents stay out. And the presence of pied stilt chicks would confirm this.

Thanks Jane, great work!

Interactions

Interactions

Danger!

Danger!

Sunday Morning

French Bay

French Bay

A moment of quiet contemplation at French Bay, Titirangi.

Just Looking

Shadows

Shadows

I wonder what was the attraction in the deep shadow beyond.

Festival Faces

Festival Faces

Festival Faces

At last night’s opening of the 2015 Whau Arts Festival in Avondale (October 15-18). There were even some Avondale Spiders.

Festival Faces

Festival Faces

Festival Faces

Festival Faces

Festival Faces

Festival Faces

Festival Faces

Festival Faces

Festival Faces

Festival Faces

Festival Faces

Festival Faces

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