A PICTURE RECORDS A MOMENT IN TIME. It will never return, but we have the picture to cherish
Saturday, February 27, 2010
A mother Oystereater bird walks around us squarking and warning us away from her two babies which are near by with their other parent. This was while Jill and I were walking along the beach at Pukehina, Bay of Plenty recently.
This snazzy little car was spotted last week at Whakatane. To me it looked very zippy and nice and I thought that I wouldn't mind a car like that. I know Jill certainly would, but then, she never saw it.
It was called "The Yellow Peril", a name that somehow suited it.
The story of Romulus and Remus tells a myth and legend about twin boys in early Rome who were tossed into the river Tiber by a king who feared that they would rob him of his throne. Soon after the twin brothers were rescued by a she-wolf who nursed them back to health.
Romulus and Remus established a city on the Tiber River, but the brothers could not agree on a location. Signs from the heavens decreed that each brother would build a city, but Romulus' city would be much larger. His city was completed in April, 753BC. Remus was upset that Romulus had built his city so he climbed over the wall and killed his brother with and axe.
The city came to be called Rome after its legendary founder, Romulus.
The photo above was taken at the Hamilton Gardens where the sculpture is located in the Italian Garden.
Black CatThis friendly fellow befriended Jill and me as we wandered through Parana Park last Sunday. He must have lived near-by as he was well looked after and had an affinity for people. As we are cat lovers this fellow made the day just that much more enjoyable.We sat on a nearby seat and I lifted him up and he lay down between us and let us pet him. He reminded us of a lovely big black cat we used to own some years back called Nicky.
Railway Bridge framed by the Victoria Bridge, Hamilton
While out walking along the river path beside the Waikato River today I was able to get this photo of the Railway bridge in the distance framed by the Victoria bridge in the foreground. (click on photo to enlarge)
At Hamilton Gardens there is a man-made lake called Turtle Lake which was probably named after the copper turtles attached to this rock.
One day Jill and I were walking across a long board walk across the lake and saw a real turtle in the water. I think some wag probably put it there. I haven't seen any more in recent years so it must have died or gone elsewhere.
I live in Hamilton, the largest inland city in New Zealand, stretching across both sides of the Waikato River in the North Island, south of Auckland.
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