For this week’s travel theme challenge of edge I’ve gone with a shot of the wing of a B777-300
Monthly Archives: August 2014
Weekly Photo Challenge: Dialogue
This week’s photo challenge is to post two pictures that talk to each other
Will the view be worth the climb to the top of Mt Kaukau ……..
……… yes it will
Other blogger’s photo dialogues are here
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Roads
This road shot is from my front porch in the early morning
see other roads here
Cee’s oddball challenge: week 26
“Chalk the Walk” is part of the Wellington Lux festival.
At night this glows under UV lights
see other oddballs here
Sunday Stills the next challenge: alcohol
This was the beer I had during my pub quiz last night. See other takes on the theme of alcohol
One Word Photo Challenge: Cream
I noticed this morning that 4 of my last 6 posts have been of animals – albeit of very different types. While overall animals probably make up less than 5% of my photos I do have one more this week – for Jennifer’s challenge.
I have been blogging photos almost daily for 3 months and haven’t previously posted a picture of P. Cat (yes that’s her name), so I hope I can get away with one without looking like a crazy cat lady.
I blogged a while ago about my nephews being bribed with chocolate to pose for photos. I have to say that presented with cream the cat was the more compliant subject.
A – Z Challenge : H
H is for Haul Out
Just past Red Rocks on Wellington’s South Coast is a “Haul out” location where seals spend the winter (in Wellington, May – September). This particular group is apparently made up mostly of males – younger ones and others who have not succeeded in mating. They come ashore to fatten up (in the hopes of better luck next year?)
The location is round a bend in the coast – and approaching the group you smell them before you see them
see how other bloggers have interpreted the letter H here
Travel Theme: Orange
I only travelled across town for this orange sponge on Wellington’s South Coast (it did take two buses and a 3 mile walk) but it was the colour that caught my eye so I think it fits with the theme
Weekly Photo Challenge: Fray
This week’s weekly photo challenge theme is fray
Unfortunately my partners family heirloom tapa cloths are showing signs of their age
A photo a week challenge: Animals (not domesticated)
This week Nancy has challenged us to blog a picture of an animal that is not a pet.
On Monday when I had a day off, my partner and I decided to go to Zealandia wildlife sanctuary which neither of us had seen before.
Thanks to a pest-exclusion fence the valley, less than 5km from downtown Wellington, has become a haven for a number of native species.
200 tuatara like this one have been released into the sanctuary and hatchlings have been discovered (the first case of tuatara successfully breeding on the New Zealand mainland in over 200 years, outside of captive rearing facilities).
It was possible to get to within a few feet of them and it was the first time I had been able to photograph (or even see) tuatara that were not in a glass cage