LOOKING IN THE SQUARE

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

Monday, February 28, 2011

Fancy paving design 
This can be found at the Petone foreshore in the Wellington Region.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

On the wall in a restaurant...
This blackboard was on the wall in a restaurant in Eastbourne, Wellington, during our visit recently. I thought the play on words was clever.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Sunset at Petone Beach
Petone is a small town, now a suburb of Lower Hutt, and is located across the harbour from Wellington City metropolitan area. During our recent holiday in Wellington we stayed in a motel in Petone, just beside the Petone Beach.

In this photo the sun is setting over the western hills surrounding the harbour, and in the gloam you can see the outline of the Petone Wharf, now rarely used by ships and mostly used by recreational fishermen. There used to be an abattoir in Petone and the wharf may once have been used to load meat aboard ships for export, or distribution around the New Zealand coast. I don't really know its history. Click picture to enlarge.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Writing Desk and Model Ship
The sun is getting low in the sky allowing it to shine through the west-facing window to cast its light on our old family writing desk with the model of the warship HMS Victory, sent as a gift from an English friend, and a black model elephant brought back from Thailand by our daughter Sandra after a holiday there.
Click to enlarge the photo.

Thursday, February 10, 2011



A bowl of Cheerful Marigolds
This photo was taken as the sun was setting and the red end of the colour spectrum was highlighted.

I had recently watered them so if you enlarge the photo by clicking on it you can see the water droplets.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Home for a Gnome
This little fellow sat guarding one of our nearby flower gardens for a few years until his colours faded and he had to finally be removed for respectability-sake. He sat on my workbench in the garage for about a year until I finally felt motivated enough to purchase some paints, also using some of my house and fence paints, and gave him renewed red jacket, green pants and hat, black shoes, and a repaint of other things including his pink face.

Now he is back, reinstated to his former glory and on guard once again.

He doesn't have a name, but if readers care to suggest some names he will probably be delighted!

Friday, February 4, 2011

A lovely tree
This lovely tree is a New Zealand Rata in full bloom of orange-coloured blossoms. The tree is near the beach at Raglan and the photo was taken earlier this year. (Click on photo to enlarge)

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