Secret River

  Secret River is in my mind. I can go there any time. Everything Mother Albirtha says is true. The sky is gold and the river is blue. Secret River, I love you Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan, The Secret River, Scribners, 1955, p. 56 Shot on the Olympus four thirds E500, edited in CS5 and Gimp.  

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Morning View

  Before a busy day in the garden, I managed to get a walk in early morning today. One of the great things about out new home is that its about 5 minutes away from a great coastal bush walk. I brought out the old Olympus E500 four thirds DSLR. Although getting a little long […]

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Pallets

Pallets, aside from their intended use, can have a number of useful uses. I’ve used them most for gardening projects  – constructing garden boxes and the like.  One only has to do a quick google to get a wide range of ideas for other uses. Thats about all for today…been a busy one. I hope […]

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Golden Web

  Golden Web – shot on the Sony Nex about a year ago with the Industar 61 Lens. I recall it being a beautiful golden morning (albeit cold).  

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Lest We Forget

  In Gallipoli, 25th April 1915 2,721 Kiwi and 8,709 Australian soldiers died in an attempt with allied forces to capture the Gallipoli Peninsula. Both sides suffered heavy losses, and the attempt failed. Such losses for relatively young countries however stirred the public, and began the long standing ANZAC relationship between our nations. On rolled WWII and the ANZAC […]

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Urban Stormwater

  A quick wander around yet another new suburban area in Albany on Aucklands North Shore brought me to an urban stormwater treatment pond. Stormwater, around the world, in ever increasing concrete jungles is a huge polluter to rivers, streams and beaches. Travelling around different areas of Auckland (and I am sure elsewhere), we have […]

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Guava Muffins

  I was pleased to see a small guava tree when we purchased our house. Its a berry I dont see around much, and I have memories of guava jam/jelly around at relatives when I was young. Searching around the net, I found this tasty sounding recipe from G&H: Ingredients 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour […]

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From the Dark, Into the light

  Taking a quick walk after work, onto an upper track from a walk I did almost year ago, I set the Ricoh to high contrast B&W – determined to get a few shots I liked using this setting. Its been very overcast these last few days, with bad weather around the country, & the […]

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On Rolls Autumn

  Its been a busy few weeks with moving out of the flat and into our first home. Sadly, its been pretty hard to find much time recently to really get out there and take some images. We have moved into an area surrounded by great bush walks, so all going well…sooner rather than later… […]

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