LOOKING IN THE SQUARE

A PICTURE RECORDS A MOMENT IN TIME. It will never return, but we have the picture to cherish

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Kiwi.
A huge concrete sculpture of a New Zealand kiwi bird taken at Kiwi360 kiwifruit orchard, Te Puke.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Oooh Oerr! A huge scary head, here partly obscured by bushes, at a children's playground area at 'Kiwi360' Kiwifruit Orchards, Te Kuiti, Bay Of Plenty, NZ.
To see more of this orchard please visit my No.1 blogsite at www.cimba7200.blogspot.com

Thursday, February 26, 2009

. Three Seagulls . Three seagulls on the sea wall at Maketu, Hawkes Bay, near Te Puke. It appeared that they wanted their photo taken, or did they just want food? :) .

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Graffiti
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This graffiti picture was among several such works of art on the warehouse building of Mico Wakefield in Frankton, Hamilton. I am unsure when it was done, but it appears to have been one of several done as a contest. They were all very good. Sadly I don't think they are still there now, as this picture was taken about four years ago.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Mum and Dad Swan with signets. Swans in New Zealand, and I think Australia, are all black. I do not think that white swans exist in the southern hemisphere, nor black ones in the northern hemisphere. If anyone can correct me here I would be pleased to know. Here is a photo taken a couple of years ago at a small lake on the north Shore of Auckland.

Monday, February 23, 2009

A Winter Day at the Hamilton Lake.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Sunflower
A cheerful sunflower, one of many surrounding a field of maize.
Click to enlarge.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Wassat? A kitten temporarily adopted from the SPCA a few years back. We called her Honey. She was cute and very photogenic - but watch those claws!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Public Information Office, Tirau. . About 50 minutes drive south east of Hamilton, via Cambridge, is the small township of Tirau. . This town really got their act together to make themselves unique and so attract visitors. There is much in this town to see, and buy, as it has a host of stores and displays of great interest. . Two of the main buildings are in the shape of animals, a dog (above) and a sheep. For any New Zealander who lives or is touring in the Waikato area, or any overseas visitors you must make a point of visiting Tirau. You can spend the better part of a day exploring this small country town. See the castle which houses a toy and doll museum, see the range of corrogated iron signs and sculptures, and see the many craft shops with locally produced goods. . For more information, go here.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Tommy, dwarfed by the vegetables!

Tommy was a kitten we fostered temporarily for the Hamilton SPCA a couple of years back. He was a lovely natured little tabby, and as he was very photogenic I took many pictures of him. This was my favourite.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

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Raglan by the sea
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Raglan seaside resort is a modest beach location 3/4 hour drive west of Hamilton. It has a popular surfing ocean beach and safe harbour swimming for those who prefer this.
The titanium-rich sand is black and can be picked up with a magnet if one wants to try, proving that it is basically iron sand.
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Shellfish are also plentiful here as the local Maori population will attest, and sometimes swordfish can be caught in the waters off shore.
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Click on the pictures for a larger view.
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Cut-out Cows
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These cut-out cows are located at the gate of an orchard in Hamilton, on the southern side. We have to smile each time we see them on passing.
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Friday, February 13, 2009

. Inflatable clown . This is a large inflatable clown figure located in a used car lot in Hamilton to attract attention to the business. It was such a joyful figure I could not resist taking this photo. .

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Te Kuiti Railway Station
This is front of the Te Kuiti railway station, away from the railway lines. As the station is no longer used the building has been turned into offices, and blends well with the main street of Te Kuiti, with nice gardens and footpath pavings.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Thanks Mate!
In the midst of fighting the terrible fires in Victoria, Australia, a fireman takes time out to give a wild Koala a drink.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Wall Painting
This large wall painting is at Te Kuiti, New Zealand, and looks like it was a combined effort of primary school shildren. I have no further information about it. Click to enlarge for more detail.

Monday, February 9, 2009

The Victoria Bridge across the Waikato River in Hamilton, New Zealand.
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