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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.
E kore te aroha
e maroke i te rā,
Mākūkū tonu i
aku roimata e.
They are agitated
the waters of Waiapu,
But when you cross over girl
they will be calm.
Oh girl
return to me,
I could die
of love for you.
I have written my letter
I have sent my ring,
so that your people can see
that I am troubled.
My pen is shattered,
I have no more paper
But my love
is still steadfast.
My love will never
be dried by the sun,
It will be forever moistened
by my tears.

Mocking ourselves whenever we can.

Especially in our TV ads.

And we have no shame about dragging famous people into the fun.

Julian Dennison is one of our best exports. His role in Hunt for the Wilderpeople is one of the best ever in Kiwi film making.

For more Kiwiana…

What makes New Zealand Kiwi

What makes New Zealand Kiwi – Part Two

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After the rain.

Wordless Wednesday

Did a little HAPPY dance today.

So this is not a Little Drummer Boy post, because I have something else to share with you.

I have become involved with our local A & P Show. Helping to run the photography competition, and a few other things. I was also involved in helping with the signs to advertise it.

Today when coming home from Tauranga I saw the sign. My images up on a billboard for everyone to see.

I did a U turn and went back to take a photo…but not before I did a little HAPPY dance. Feeling ridiculously proud right now.

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Every photo is one of mine.

Every one.

Just about bursting with happiness.

So of course I interrupted my scheduled posts to share this news with you.

Little Drummer Boy #5

And now for a version from New Zealand’s own Hayley Westenra…enjoy !!!!

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My Happy Place

Show where you go to get your groove back is the challenge.

Mostly this is the place where I feel the air blow through me and clean out all that has crowded in.

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It sets me right again with the world.

I head for the sea.

Feeling very happy…the following photo got 2nd Prize in our biennial Arts & Murals Festival which just took place in Katikati. First time I have ever gotten anywhere in this competition. And with one of my favourite shots. Thinking of framing it and keeping it.

How amazing are they ???
How amazing are they ???

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Unusual Clouds

Nancy Merrill Photography has as this week’s challenge unusual clouds. Seeing as I love clouds I couldn’t help myself but join in.

So…here are two images I think are unusual clouds.

  1.  Can anyone see what I found in this cloud ?

 

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2. I think these clouds are just downright pretty !

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Okay…I am done. It is a very wet Sunday here in the Land of the Long White Cloud. The fur babies and I are cuddled up on the bed and fully intend to waste the day away snuggling.

Day 4

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In the peaceful order of reality

or

the serene disorder of reflection

a place for me exists

Here are the rules for the “Five Photos Five Stories” challenge: “Post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or a short paragraph and each day nominate another blogger for the challenge.
(Sporadic posting is alright if you’re unable to post each day.)

Once more we go…eeny, meeny, miny, moe…and pick another name out of cyberspace [which you should feel perfectly free to ignore!]…Sue.

Relevant links:

  1.  Day 1
  2.  Day 2
  3.  Day 3
  4.  Day 5