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Real Art Roadshow

Real Art Roadshow

Real Art Roadshow

Walking through the Wesley Market on Friday, it was impossible to overlook the big truck and trailer unit by the community hall. The Real Art Roadshow has been traveling the length and breadth of the country for nearly 10 years now, bringing original art to schools and (occasionally) to the general public.…

The Observer

Purple Rock Crab

Purple Rock Crab

As you hop over the rocks at the bottom of Cornwallis peninsula, there is activity all around you: crabs scampering off into crevices, keeping a close eye on your every move. Purple Rock Crab.

Purple Rock Crab

Purple Rock Crab

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.…

At the Market

Stallholders

Stallholders

Early at the Avondale Sunday Market a trio of stallholders gather for a cup of coffee and a natter.…

It’s a Girl!

Female Monarch Butterfly

Female Monarch Butterfly

Yesterday was by far the coldest day for months – and it so happened that the chrysalis that I had brought home on a twig of milkweed (swan plant) was ready to turn into a butterfly. Sadly, just at the crucial moment, I was not around, but still, it was fun reliving an episode of the past when we produced monarchs big time.…

Finishing Touches

Merchant Quarter, New Lynn

Merchant Quarter, New Lynn

The Merchant Quarter apartment block gets an external once-over with paintbrush and scrapers.

Merchant Quarter, New Lynn

Merchant Quarter, New Lynn

Reflections

Whau River from the Rewarewa bridge

Whau River from the Rewarewa bridge

The morning sun brought life into the quiet waters of the Rewarewa Styream in New Lynn, seen from the Rewarewa Bridge.

For more reflection shots please visit James’ “Weekend Reflections“.…

Coffee – Atomic

Atomic Coffee Roasters and Cafe Kingsland

Atomic Coffee Roasters and Cafe Kingsland

The cups were ready, the coffee gadgets on display — but the sign perched on a chair in the entrance said “Sorry, closed”. So it’s virtual cups of coffee instead, lit up by an (after 3 p.m.…

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