My Photos, New Zealand, Personal

Back to School

I surprise myself at times. This time is one of them. I have gone back to university to do a diploma in photography. At present I am doing two papers. The first week was absolute chaos as I tried to come to grip with how the system worked. Doing it as a distance learning student… Continue reading Back to School

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New Zealand, People, Personal

Help keep Joanne alive.

I'd like to introduce you to my friend Joanne. We met years ago through a poetry group and just clicked. She is one of the best, brightest, kindest & funniest women I have had the privilege to call a friend. She is also one of the bravest, spunkiest women I know. As cancer has wreaked… Continue reading Help keep Joanne alive.

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New Zealand is as racist as F**!

There is an article in the New Zealand Herald that got me thinking this morning. It helped me think about something else than the chaos in my home from kitchen renovations. More on that later. Siena Yates: TV3's in house war over Taika's racist comment. This is a good take on racism here in New… Continue reading New Zealand is as racist as F**!

Digitally Altered Photography, My Photos, New Zealand, Travel, Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday

My Photos, New Zealand, People

Lens Culture: Street Photography Awards 2018

So people...this is my entry. I would love it if you would click on the link here. Then you could do 1 or 2 things. Or both. Click on the 'favourite' star. Share on Facebook. You could enter yourself as well. One entry is free.      

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Tui

standing out amongst the dawn chorus a lone Tui takes the solo  

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Katikati A&P Show 2018

Today I am busy. Yes I am. Tomorrow is our local A&P Show. The A&P stands for agricultural and pastoral. Every year in February we run it. Yes, somehow I ended up on a committee. Something I swore I would never do again. This is my 3rd year running the photography competition. There are seven… Continue reading Katikati A&P Show 2018

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What makes New Zealand Kiwi – Part 3

Pōkarekare ana ngā wai o Waiapu, Whiti atu koe hine marino ana e.E hine e hoki mai ra. Ka mate ahau I te aroha e. Tuhituhi taku reta tuku atu taku rīngi, Kia kite tō iwi raru raru ana e. Whati whati taku pene ka pau aku pepa, Ko taku aroha mau tonu ana e.… Continue reading What makes New Zealand Kiwi – Part 3

Animals, Macro, My Photos, New Zealand

After the rain.

My Photos, New Zealand, Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday