The postcard I’d like to show you this week is a bit different that the usual postcard. It’s a 3-D postcard – I’ve never seen a postcard like this before.
This fun postcard came from a Postcrosser from the USA who had been to Niagara Falls for a Postcrossing meet-up (similar to a geocaching event!) He got to meet some other American & Canadian Postcrossers. And no Postcrosser can miss the chance to stock up on postcards! So I was lucky enough to received this one in a RR Swap in the Postcrossing forums.
And here is my Last Picture Sunday:
Last Picture Taken Sunday
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A really random one this week! We went looking for a geocache this afternoon – which we did find. GC20841 Happy Birthday Bitsprayer It was a short track up a steep hill that required some use of ‘four -paw scramble.’ Pity we didn’t have any four paws with us!!!
Anyway, I took quite a few random photos of things we saw – and this was the last one.We came back down the road rather than take the chances of slithering down the hill track. This plant was on the roadside – I have no idea what it is. Not a native anyway.
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PB wasn’t in tonight, so Kelty had to do with sitting by me & the laptop instead of by PB’s computer. He sure wasn’t impressed – but I’m not sure whether it was because he couldn’t sit in his normal place & get his normal attention from PB or because I was flashing a camera in his face!!! Or perhaps just because life is often not up to the standard that a discerning cat demands.
There is a somewhat better photo at Flickr.
But this one is the last one for the week so here it is!
Miraculously, for once, it is still Sunday for me here when I’m posting this photo!
The TranzAlpine Express
I was very tempted to crop this photo because that light post really annoys me, but I was good and stuck to the rules. The theme this week for the Hoohaa 52 at Flickr was ‘transportation’ and this was the last shot I got today when the train was leaving town. I used a different one for the 52 – which you can see : here.
This is the TranzAlpine – setting off on one of the top train journeys in the world – apparently. I agree that the scenery is pretty stunning, but even better in the depths of winter with snow covered mountains. That is when I would recommend to anyone to do the trip.
So nite nite from me, and happy Sunday to all of you out there for whom it’s still weekend time!
Reading Velcro's Blog.
Here is Ruger checking up on his favourite blog!! This is his California friend Velcro. She’s a pretty cute Red Heeler.
PB took this photo over my shoulder. You can see a whole bunch of other stuff in the photo too. Neve curled up at the other end of the couch. The other computer which PB was on checking out the Trade Me
forums (kind of Kiwi version of eBay), by the looks of things. The painting on the wall is by a friend of PB’s uncle, and is a street from my home town. It was a wedding gift from PB’s Mum. You can see some of my postcards in the postcard holder thingie that PB & I designed (yes Erika – we are going to make another one soon, take photos, and blog – I haven’t forgotten!!)
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We’ve had a pitiful carrot crop this year.
This is 50% of it!! I was taking pics for my Project 365 shot for the day, this wasn’t the best one – just the last one!!!
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Yikes!!! I guess I haven’t been around much the last week as my last post was also ‘Last Picture Taken Sunday!’
So here goes this weeks pic:
We went out for a meal at Jollie Jack’s Cafe & Bar in Hanmer Springs. I was looking for a place that had venison, and this seemed to be the only one. Good staff, very fast service and good food – so it turned out to be a great choice anyway. The venison was nice (other than I couldn’t get my head around having rice with it), but we both thought that the rasberry mousse that was part of our Chocolate Trio dessert was the yummiest part of the meal!!
I’m sure this isn’t actually the last photo I took on Sunday, but for some reason it’s showing up last in My Pictures, so I’ll go with it.
I was trying for patterns on the water, or ducks for my HooHaa 365 photo.
And it looks like I got neither successfully in this shot!!!
Behind PB’s work there is a pond that is sort of part of a lagoon. But it doesn’t change too much with the sea levels unlike the rest of the lagoon on the other side of the road. This section usually has Mallard Ducks in it and seagulls round about. Occasionally there is a Kotuku (White Heron) here and other birds like shags & swans. We often go there to feed the ducks on the weekends, and sometimes during the week we have a quick lunch together down there when PB has his half hour lunch break.
For more info on Last Photo Taken Sunday see Tracy’s blog at Tracy’s Topics!
Posted in Last Picture Taken Sunday, Native birds, Nature, New Zealand, Photography, Project 365
Tagged Last Pic Sunday, Native birds, Nature, New Zealand, Photography, Project 365
Things have been a bit quite around here lately partly due to me not being very organised. I seem to have been getting more involved with photo challenges and Postcrossing, and getting less geocaching in. This is also a sign that winter is on its way. 😦 We do have some of our best weather over winter, but photography & Postcrossing will be great for days when it’s just not nice outside.
So I’m going to develop a bit of a schedule for my blog and integrate some of the other stuff I’m doing more. I hope this will help me keep a bit more focussed which is something I need. So, my proposed ‘schedule’ will go something like this:
Keep up with Tracy’s “Last Photo Taken Sunday.” This is a regular slot where we post the last photo that is on our camera for the week. To quote from Tracy’s Topics:
Scroll through your camera phone or digital camera, find the last pic you took – doesn’t matter what it was or how blurry or how random – Post it on your blog, and leave a link to it in this post’s comment section. I’ll stop by and check out your Last Pic Taken!
What makes this fun is that you can end up with really really random photos some weeks!!!
2) “My Place Monday”
I’m going to start making more use of the photos I’m taking for PJ’s HooHaa 365 Challenge. This challenge is about being committed to take a photo EVERY SINGLE DAY for the year!!!! Most of the photos I’ve been taken are stuff around the house, things I happen to be doing that day, shots of the pets and other everyday stuff. But a lot of them do have a bit of a back story, or some personal history to them. So I thought it might be interesting sometimes to delve into that.
I will try to have at least one day where I blog about the previous weekend’s exploits– whether that be geocaching related adventure or other escapades. I may try to have another day doing a retrospective on previous caching trips – especially if we haven’t done anything cache related that weekend. Now that we’re over 1500 finds, there’s plenty of old stories to be shared.
4) “Friday Favourites”
I will show off my favourite Postcrossing postcard or two from the week and perhaps include some information about the place it’s from. This may be an ‘official’ Postcrossing card, or one from a RR or a private swap.
5) And as for Saturday, well that might just be my day off!
For more info on Last Photo Taken Sunday see Tracy’s blog at Tracy’s Topics!
A past life.
We all have them I guess – people we once knew, activities we once did, places we once lived – a life that once was.
Due to various life & personal events I am not the person I once was. People think I’m the same – I look the same, sound the same, do a lot of the same stuff. But I’m not really the same. Maybe that’s a good thing, maybe not.
But anyway, this photo is about something I once did. The HooHaa 52 group theme this week was ‘Sport’ so I took some pictures this afternoon, and this is the last of them.
Climbing is a sport that requires certain skills & fitness, of course – like any sport. But – to a greater or lesser degree – the skills can be learnt and the fitness developed. The things that differentiate climbing or any high risk sport from things like golf, football, swimming and the like, are the things that can’t be learnt.
And strangely enough, fear – but not paralyzing fear.
That’s the stuff you’ve either got, or not. And if any of it isn’t there anymore, well, climbing’s not the game for you.