Thursday, May 31, 2012

Wintery Wednesday

This week we have had our fire on every night, the coldest night the temp got down to 3celsius ( sorry not sure what that is in farenheit), and although we don't get any snow in our part of New Zealand it gets pretty cold.

What better way to show Wintery Wednesday than with images from inside our fire..

Have a great week..

Angela xx

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Saturday Photo Walk....

Today was my day to go up to the Auckland Botannical Gardens and take some photos, I know I keep saying it, but there is never a trip to the gardens that is not enjoyable and different.

When I left home it was foggy and cold and I was expecting it to be the same at the gardens, my thoughts were that there would be lots of watery cobwebs and moody foggy landscapes. How wrong could I be, there was no fog, and it was cloudy and warm with no signs of watery cobwebs and moody foggy landscapes. Instead I found the last signs of Autumn.....

An unexpected display of late poppies.....

And a steady stream of wedding groups coming in for photos, this group had a total of seventeen bridesmaids and four flowergirls....

Go to our 2daughters1mother3cameras blog to see more images ...

Angela xx

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Wintertime Wednesday..

Winter has arrived, we have had our fire on for the last few days as the cold snap has arrived. The days are sunny, but very, very cool. The sun is weak, and it is dark earlier and when we get up in the morning it is dark. Walking Max is now done later, so that I am walking in daylight.

One positive with all the cold weather, is that it makes for some lovely photos. We get quite a bit of mist and fog , and when it is really cold we do get a frost.  I have decided that once a week, through Winter and on a Wednesday, I will post some images of Winter in my part of the world.

Today, at 7am the sun was just starting to rise, and the sky above our house was this pastel pink. Very pretty , and then as I was driving to work there was a low mist hanging over the fields, making for a very nice landscape.

Hope you enjoy, until next week.

Angela xx

Thursday, May 17, 2012

*Sigh.... I'm in love

For years I have had a love affair with stationery... Yes, you heard me stationery.

I love those notebooks and journals with beautiful colours and graphics, lovely lined paper with pens to match. And don't get me started on pens and fine nibs......

Cards, year and years of  birthday, christmas, anniversary cards, I keep them all in a storage box in my wardrobe.

My current stationery 'love affair'  is with this beautiful range of journals, cards, notebooks, post-its and this cute as luggage tag  that I found in a local store...  How could you not love papaya

But here's the thing, see that top image, that is the luggage tag that I bought for Sam, she is going to Paris and it is so cute I just couldn't resist it, it is going to look very stylish on her luggage. No prob, it's not made of paper.

 The problem is I have bought the notebook for my sister in Brisbane for her birthday, and that notebook is tugging at my heart strings... It is gorgeous, every page has stunning drawings on it, and the paper quality is superb.

I know that she will love it...  and I will send it to her, but LOVE is painful ..*sigh

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Thought for the day...

I don't want to brag or make anyone jealous or anything,

but I can still fit into earrings I wore in high school.

Angela xx

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Snap It - Black & White

The theme for this weeks Snap It is Black & White. My friend at work very kindly lent me her son to practice my portrait photography skills on.


Monday, May 7, 2012

Late Afternoon - Saturday - Waiuku Forest

Very late on Saturday afternoon we decided to drive to the forest and collect some pine cones for the fire.
A typical Autumn afternoon, warm in the sun but very cool in the shade.

All through the forest, on the side of the road there are clumps of New Zealand native grasses called Toetoe ( pronounced: toytoy), they have these wonderful white fluffy fronds. They were introduced from South America and are closely related to pampas grass.

The combination of lens flare, blue sky and water gave for some gorgeous shots.

Have a great week everyone. xx Angela

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Friday Fences #31

More a gate than a fence, this is the Brooke Homestead, an historic house at the Regional Park which is 20mins drive from our home.

After walking around the road, I found a fence, with a peek of the back of the homestead.
Check out the link below to see the rest of Friday's Fences.


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