Sunday, October 31, 2010

Scavenger Hunt Sunday..

1. My Town ... Waiuku ( pronounced . Y-oo-koo) Our town square...

2. Something Vintage.. We have the Glenbrook Vintage Railway not far from us, and the train comes into town on the weekend..

3. Tilt Shift Photography..this one was difficult, I don't know how to use Photoshop, and don't have a lens that is a tilt shift lens, so did my best with this shot taken at the top of a local wedding venue, the gardens are built from an old quarry. This reminds me of a fairy woodland hideaway..

4. Dress our work Christmas party last year we had to draw out a letter of the alphabet and dress up accordingly.. I drew the Letter Z,  and dressed up as a Zoo Keeper.

5. Chocolate.. This candy is called 'Jaffas" it is orange jaffa flavoured candy on the outside and yummy chocolate on the inside. A New Zealand favourite.

Have a great week everyone..

Shadow Shot Sunday..

Thanks to Tracy over at Hey Harriet for hosting us, you can visit her over at Shadow Shot Sunday:

Okay all you Shadow Chasers, it is now officially Spring in the Southern Hemisphere and the weather has been glorious for one whole week.. that is seven days with sunshine and no sign of is such a wonderful feeling to leave for work and the sun is shining. Of course with all this fine weather it is perfect for shadow chasing.

 This statue was tucked away behind a stand of bamboo, people have left money there, and believe it or not it is still there.

All these shots were taken at the venue for our daughter's wedding where we met with the photographer. The venue is an old quarry that has been transformed into a gorgeous water garden, complete with waterfall, water lily ponds and themed areas.

Enjoy your weekend.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Sky Watch Friday..

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 Last weekend was a holiday weekend, known as Labour Weekend to us here in New Zealand it means the beginning of the warm weather. The days were glorious, and the sunsets spectacular. a trip to the beach was a must for golden sunset pics. Enjoy!

When the sun disappeared over the horizon the sky turned this beautiful pastel pink.  This is looking towards the northern end of the beach.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

 This was a real challenge for me this week, my workload has been huge and I was unsure if I would be able to post anything.. so here they are my interpretations for this week..

 1. Five Senses - This shot was taken at Calf Club Day at one of our local schools. Calf Club Day is a real part of our rural New Zealand culture. The children raise the calves, train them, feed them, groom/clean them and show them. This is our cousin Janais, her calf received third place..

 2. Children..Another from Calf Club Day, it is a waiting game, a lesson in patience waiting for judging.

3. Dining. My Mother - in laws birthday afternoon tea. We got out all the old crockery and had a real "high tea". Fine bone china tea cup and saucer.

 4. Night... Taken on the way back from the beach on Friday night..

 5. Sky.. The sky was just amazing on Friday night at the beach, just after the sun had set.

 Thanks Ashley for hosting and challenging us once again.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday..

Thanks to Tracy over at Hey Harriet for hosting us, you can visit her over at Shadow Shot Sunday:

I am so glad that I take my camera with me all the time now, this week while on my way to see a client this gorgeous car was parked on the main street. Mostly reflections, with a few shadows.

Hope you all have a great weekend, it is a holiday weekend here in New Zealand, it is Spring and the weather is glorious. Time for vege planting and a trip to the beach I think.

And an update from last weeks post about the Canteen  Bike Bash, our district raised over $28,000 for the Canteen Trust ...

Friday, October 22, 2010

Sky Watch Friday..

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 The front of our house faces west, so we get to experience the most amazing sunsets. This was taken during this week..

Hope you all have a great weekend.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Emma is five...Happy Birthday to our beautiful granddaughter

Have a wonderful day Emma, here are a few photos courtesy of Evette ( her mum) of Emma, taken over the past five years.
All our love from Nana and Poppa xoxoxo, you are the "apple of our eye".

Monday, October 18, 2010

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

 Here are my pics for this week..

1. Side Lighting..

2. Jack- O- Lantern... From my archives..That's me carving out the pumpkin, taken last time we were in Utah. I think my hubby may have taken this..

3. Faces formed from nature..

 4. Sunset..
 5.  Warmth..A little left field with this one, but I love the connection between the girls and their pet, a real warmth, hope you can see it too..

 Thanks again to Ashley for keeping us on our toes with this weekly challenge.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Canteen Bike Bash October 2010...

Every October my work sponsors, in partnership with other local businesses, the Canteen Bike Bash.
Canteen is the New Zealand Teen Cancer Patients Society.

The community really gets behind the Bike Bash with everyone working hard to raise as much money as we can. I managed to do two half hour stints, and as in previous years it was a BLAST!! Lots of laughter, loud music and a great time had by all. Here are a few of the pics that I took...

 Part of the fundraising that Canteen holds is to sell these bandannas, in a variety of colours and designs..

 The theme this year is Super Heroes,  our Superwomen from the local gym getting us organised..

 Some of us rode bikes to raise money..
 Some of us danced in the sun..

And some made unselfish gestures. This is Theresa, our sports reporter, Theresa shaved her head and managed to raise $400.00 for Canteen.

 And we had a special visit from Ronald McDonald, from you know where..

The Bike Bash goes for 12 hours, starting at 8am this morning and finishing at 8pm tonight. When I left a 5pm we had raised $7000.00.

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