Five Photos, Five Stories Day five : Last of New Zealand – Wellington


Last day of my second Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge

Rules of Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge require you to 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 simply a short paragraph) and then nominate another blogger to carry on this challenge. Accepting the challenge is entirely up to the person nominated, it is not a command.

Everybody is welcome  to join the fun and take part in the Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge.

DAY 5

WELLINGTON, New Zealand

My first experience of Wellington was WOW.

Such beauty,

I could not stop looking at the scenes.

Oriental Bay, Wellington

Oriental Bay and Carter Fountain
Oriental Bay and Carter Fountain

I have taken this photo in winter 2009.

In the back ground are the ranges covered in snow.

Oriental Bay is a suburb of Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand.

Oriental Bay is situated against the northern slope of Mount Victoria, 1.5 kilometres southeast of the city centre, at the start of a coastal route which continues past Hataitai around Evans Bay. The suburb was named after one of the first ships to bring settlers to Wellington.

In the summer months, Oriental Bay becomes a hive of activity. The beach is consumed with swimmers, party goers and families. The Carter Fountain is a distinctive feature in the Bay, as is the wooden barge which is often covered in swimmers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oriental_Bay

Lyall Bay  on the way to Island Bay

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Lyall Bay is a bay and a suburb on the south side of the Rongotai isthmus in Wellington, New Zealand.

The bay is a popular surf beach, featuring a breakwater at the eastern end. It has also been the site of surf lifesavingchampionships, and is home to two surf lifesaving clubs. Lyall Bay is a very popular and safe swimming beach.[

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyall_Bay

Island Bay

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Island Bay is a coastal suburb of Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, situated 5 km south of the city centre.

Island Bay lies on the bay which shares its name, one of numerous small bays west of Lyall Bay. 500m offshore in Island Bay lies Tapu Te Ranga Island, which forms a natural breakwater and provides a sheltered anchorage for local fishing boats.

Tapu te Ranga Island is said to be Patawa, a point from which the legendary Maori chief Kupe sighted the giant octopus Te Wheke-a-Muturangi, which he pursued across Cook Strait.[3] In pre-European times, Island Bay was home to several pa, including Te Mupunga Kainga, today represented with a pou in Shorland Park.[4] A succession of iwi occupied Island Bay, including Ngai Tara, Ngati Ira and Ngati Mutunga. During a battle in which Ngati Mutunga drove Ngati Ira from Wellington in 1827, Tamairangi, the wife of the Ngati Ira chief, is said to have sought refuge on Tapu te Ranga Island with her children, fleeing by canoe when Tapu te Ranga Island was besieged.[5] In Treaty of Waitangi settlements, both Te Atiawa and Ngati Toa have claimed tangata whenua status over Tapu te Ranga Island.[6]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Island_Bay,_New_Zealand

(All photos are taken by me. No coping without permission please)

Five Photos, Five stories Day 4 : Totara Park street and Kowhai tree


DAY 4

KOWHAI Tree

My first photo taken of this lovely tree.

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This is the road that goes to my son’s place.

The first spring was different from what I was used to.

The Kowhai Trees all are covered in yellow blooms.

Some streets have rows of them and when in bloom it is just beautiful to see.

Kōwhai are small, woody legume trees in the genus Sophora native to New Zealand. There are eight species, Sophora microphylla andS. tetraptera being the most recognised as large trees. Their natural habitat is beside streams and on the edges of forest, in lowland or mountain open areas.[1] Kōwhai trees grow throughout the country and are a common feature in New Zealand gardens. Outside of New Zealand, kōwhai tend to be restricted to mild temperate maritime climates.

The name kōwhai comes from the Māori word for yellow—a reference to the colour of the flower.[2] The name is usually spelled as kōwhai but frequently without the macron, and is sometimes spelled kōhai in some areas.

Despite having no official status as such,[3] the blooms of the kōwhai are widely regarded as being New Zealand’s national flower.[4

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C5%8Dwhai

Five photos, five stories : Day 3 Wellington fault line( Totara Park, Upper Hutt)


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I would like to invite you all and feel free to join the Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge.

NEW ZEALAND

Upper Hutt my new home town

New Zealand is a country(island) which is known for earth quakes. People here are kind of used to the movement of the earth. The smaller shakes are nothing to them. To me it still is something I have to get used to! If I say: Did you feel that one? The answer usually is yes but….. I know the big ones are horrible. The year before last we had some big shocks. Makes you think how little we are. We, as humans, can do nothing to prevent it. Nature rules.

I have taken this photo of the place where the fault line goes.

It is in Totara Park, California drive.

For more on this visit and read the following link.

http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/photograph/4359/wellington-fault-near-totara-park-upper-hutt

Totara Park fault line Upper Hutt
Totara Park fault line Upper Hutt

If you pass this fault line signand walk to the Hutt River you will see this foot bridge that connects Totara Park with Brown Owl at the other side of the river.

Foot bridge over river
Foot bridge over river
Hutt River taken from the middle of the bridge
Hutt River taken from the middle of the bridge

This bridge is a walking distance from where I life now.

Five Photos, five stories : day 2 New Zealand First adventures.


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I would like to invite you or anyone to join the Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge.

DAY 2

Totara Park stay

The first 9 months I had the opportunity to live with my son and partner. During the winter months it was really cold because I was used to 10- 15 C in winter and here it was -0 and less up to maybe 10 C. I also saw real snow on the hills here for the first time.  When I sat on my bed I could see this snowy sight.

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This photo is of the hills with snow and from my bedroom window 2009.

We do not get much snow in winter.  The tops of the Rimutaka Hills, which are higher than the surrounding hills, are usually covered with snow during winter.

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In the back ground is the same hills I could see from my bedroom. This was taken from the back garden.

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Toeka-Tokkel no 19 : Huis & 5 fotos, 5 stories dag 1


Hierdie keer kombineer ek my Toeka-tokkel met 5 fotos, 5 stories, elke dag n foto en vertelling vir 5 agtereenvolgende dae.

Ek het reeds vir 5 dae oor Suid Afrika en die weggaan vertel. Die volgende 5 dae gaan oor die begin van my lewe in New Zealand. Ek hoop julle geniet dit en dink dalk daaraan om ook vir 5 dae so n uitdaging aan te pak. Dis nogal lekker en weer iets anders.

TOEKA-TOKKEL no 19

HUIS

In Suid Afrika het ek saam met my ouers en 2 susters in n groot , eie geboude , drie slaapkamer huis gebly. Ons vroumense, ma en drie kinders, het naweke  my pa gehelp om die die huis te bou. My pa het self die planne opgestel. Dit was regtig die huis wat Jan gebou het(Pa se naam was Jan).

My eerste eie blyplek was n gehuurde een slaapkamer woonstel. Daarna het ek n twee slaapkamer of Duplex woonstel gehuur. Toe trou ek en bly vir meer as n jaar in n “Park home” met 3 slaapkamers. Daarna koop ons ons eie drie slaapkamer huis, met n groot erf.

Na my man se dood het ek n tuinhuis gekoop met 2 slaapkamers. Dit was tot my seun se ontsteltenis nie groot genoeg nie omdat daar nie plek vir hom was om houtwerk te  doen nie.Daar was net n afdak en geen garage of ekstra kamer nie

Die eerste 9 maande in New Zealand het ek by my kinders in hul huis gebly. Toe my geldsake afgehandel is kon ek my eie plek kry. Ek kon n lekker deposito opsit en my seun het n lening vir die res gekry.

My eie eenheid!
My eie eenheid!

Linkerkant is my voordeur en dan na links is die sitkamer. (Sou vinniger gewees  het om dit af te neem dan om te soek vir foto van vol huis. Ek het moed opgegee om te soek)Twee vensters is die slaapkamers sn. Regterhandse deel was eers garage wat nou n kamer is.

Van Desember 2009 tot nou toe is dit my huis.. Ek geniet dit om hier te bly. Daar is nie veel tuin nie . Dis egter nie so belangrik nie. Dis veilig en rustig.

MY HART IS WAAR MY HUIS IS.

TOEKA-TOKKEL feite

1. Almal is welkom om te skryf.

2. Elke Donderdag verander die onderwerp.

3. Skryf of pos n pos oor die onderwerp en noem my Toeka-Tokkel as verwysing sodat ander ook hier kan lees en n bydrae maak

4. Plaas n skakel van jou pos in my kommentaar vir almal om te kan lees wat jul te sê het oor die onderwerp.

HUIS  is die nuwe onderwerp.

Die volgende ouens het heerlik ook versameling, versamelaar, versamelstuk gesels. Lees gerus wat hul te sê het en hopelik steek dit jou aan om ook deel te neem.

Dis lekker, dis Afrikaans.

Baie dankie aan die volgende persone wat geskryf het. Dit word regtig waardeer.

Olga was eerste met haar padda metamorfose…

https://olgaseokseltjies.wordpress.com/2015/04/28/toeka-tokkel-metamorfose/

Herriemerrie hou van DVD’s

https://herriemerrie.wordpress.com/2015/04/27/toeka-tokkel-versamelings/

Toorts  se tante hou van bottels versamel, oom wat ou trekkers en implemente versamel
https://toortsie.wordpress.com/2015/04/29/toorts-se-toeka-tokkel-oor-versamelaarversameling/

Kameel het ook oor parfuumbotteltjies gesels asook trane wat versamel in elke eie bottel!
https://toortsie.wordpress.com/2015/04/29/parfuumbottels-en-trane/

Hier is Mei se onderwerpe:

Mei 2015

  1. Ouers vra….
  2. Musiek
  3. Fotos/prente
  4. Studente

Five Photos, Five Stories : Dag 5 Vertrek


Rules

Rules of Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge require you to 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 simply a short paragraph) and then nominate another blogger to carry on this challenge. Accepting the challenge is entirely up to the person nominated, it is not a command.

I would like to invite anyone who is interested to join the “Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge” for 5 days.

DAG 5

VERTREK

2009

Ek besef dat my familie nie daarvan hou om in die blog-wêreld te verskyn nie.

Tog gaan ek hierdie keer nie luister en dink hoe hul gaan brom daaroor nie.

Ek is baie lief vir my familie.

Hulle beteken die wêreld vir my.

Hierdie foto is geneem die middag toe ek oppad was

lughawe toe.

Al die dames!
Al die dames!

Ek verlang nou sommer baie na alger.

Ek het in 2010 terug gegaan omdat my verblyfpermit verval het voordat my permanente verblyf deurgekom het. Dis dus 5 jaar dat ek hul laas gesien het.

Kleinsus het in 2009 saam met my gevlieg . Sy het n heerlike maand lank hier gekuier.

Nou kommunikeer ons maar d m v die internet. Dis darem maar lekker om in noue kontak te wees. Die pos is n dooie verlies. My skryfgoed en pakkies kom nie uit by hul bestemming nie. Nou dink ek nie eers meer daaraan om iets te stuur nie.

Dis so jammer dat alles so verval en agteruit gaan. Dis so n mooi en heerlike land om in te woon.

SUID AFRIKA BLY STEEDS MY TUISLAND.

Dit is die laaste van my 5 dae.

My volgende 5 dae gaan oor New Zealand se eerste jaar wees.

Five Photos, Five Stories : Dag 4 Voor die groot trek


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DAG 4

VOOR GROOT TREK

Die laaste dae was baie besig en deurmekaar. Alles moes gereël word sodat my trek kon wegkom.

Laaste foto van Nancy op my skoot!
Laaste foto van Nancy op my skoot!

Hier sit ek in my sitkamer op n geleende kampstoel. Met Nancy my liefste laaste Suid Afrikaanse hondekind. Sy was al 15 jaar oud

Megan, Nancy se maat, is dood aan n hartaanval voordat ek uit my eie meenthuis moes trek twee jaar voor dit. Ek is bly dat sy stil heengegaan het want sy sou die verandering nie maklik verwerk het nie. Sy was altyd maar n teruggetrokke vreemde dier. Ek het haar “gered” van n wreede huisgesin toe sy al 4 jaar oud was. Dit het my baie lank gevat om haar te oortuig dat sy nie bang hoef te wees nie.

Nancy, daarenteen, was n op en wakker lewenslustige hond gewees. Haar gehoor en sig was nie meer van die beste nie, tog het sy heerlik katte gejaag as sy die kans gekry het. Haar asem het ook baie gejaag a g v ouderdom. Dit was n groot besluit om haar te laat uitsit. Om haar oor te stuur was baie duur en dan moes sy nog in kwarantyn ook bly. Sy sou die stress nie oorleef het nie.

Die verhuiswa het die oggend vroeg gekom om die goedjies in te pak. Ek wou eintlik voor die inpak ouens kom al weggewees het. Hul was egter vroeër as afgespreek. Ek het na die veearts gegaan. Soos omstandighede dit wou hê kon ek nie inry nie en moes in die hoofstraat stop. Nancy was heeltemaal op haar senuwees. Ek het haar op die tafel gesit en toe uitgegaan. Dit maak my steeds hartseer maar dit was tog maar die beste gewees.

Sy is darem nou veilig in die hondehemel.

Five Photos, Five Stories : Dag 3 : Hartbeespoortdam


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I would like to invite any one who reads this to join the Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge.

DAG 3:  Hartbeespoortdam

Vanaf 1960 tot 1980 het ek en my ouers nie ver van Hartebeespoortdam gebly nie. Ek is in 1972 nou wel Potties toe maar het steeds naweke en vakansies huis toe gegaan.

Ons het altyd van die Dampad gepraat as ons beduie het hoe om te ry. Die dam was so 40km van ons af en n heerlike plek om heen te gaan op n Sondagoggend.

Later jare is daar n kabelspoor gebou wat mens tot op die Magaliesberge neem. Mens kon dan eenkant die dam en omgewing sien en die anderkant was meer na Brits se kant.

Die foto is in 2010 geneem toe ek saam met sus T ‘Down Memory Lane’ gegaan het vir oulaas voordat ek permanet weg is.

Geneem van die brug op damwal en ingang deur die kort tonnel.

Damwal en tonnel Hartbeespoortdam
Damwal en tonnel Hartbeespoortdam

(Jammer vir die stuk moter in voorgrond. Foto is in die ry eneem)

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Hartbeespoort Dam (also known as Harties) is an arch type dam situated in the North West Province of South Africa. It lies in avalley to the south of the Magaliesberg mountain range and north of the Witwatersberg mountain range, about 35 kilometers west of Pretoria. The name of the dam means “pass of the hartebeest” (a species of antelope) in Afrikaans. This “poort” in the Magaliesberg was ‘n popular spot for hunters, where they cornered and shot the hartebeest.[2] The dam was originally designed for irrigation, which is currently its primary use, as well as for domestic and industrial use.[3] The dam’s hazard potential has been ranked high[citation needed]. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hartbeespoort_Dam

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Stukkie Interessante inligting oor die bou van die dam.

Die Hartbeespoortdam is geleë in die Krokodilrivier net suid van Brits en wes van Pretoria. Hier loop die rivier deur ‘n smal kloof tussen die Silkaatsnek en Kommandonek in die Magaliesberg. Die dam is in 1923 voltooi teen ‘n koste van 2 miljoen pond. Die wal is 59 m hoog en 150 m lank. Die dam het ‘n bakmaat van 195 050 miljoen m3. Wanneer die dam vol is beslaan die meer 1 883 ha.

Die dam voer ‘n kanaalstelsel van 547 km.

Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge : Day 2 Naboomspruit/Mookgophong


The rules of Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge require you to 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 simply a short paragraph) and then nominate another blogger to carry on this challenge. Accepting the challenge is entirely up to the person nominated, it is not a command.

I would like to invite anybody who is interested to join the Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge.

Here is my second photo/story…

5 fotos, 5 stories uitdaging :  Dag 2

NABOOMSPRUIT/MOOKGOPHONG 

Springbokvlakte, Nylsvley
Springbokvlakte, Nylsvley

Naboom is die dorp wat meer suid van Potgietersrus lê oppad na Pretoria toe. My oudste suster het jare daar gebly.Sy is nou woonagtig in Pretoria.

Ek het baie naweke Sondagoggende by haar gaan kuier. Ons het altyd heerlik in haar lapa gesit en teedrink en n hond uit n bos gekuier.

Die foto is geneem van bo van die Waterberge tussen Naboom en Nylstoorm.

Van bo af kyk n mens op die Springbokvlakte en Nylsvley. Mens kan amper sê die vlakte is so groot soos die Heer se Genade as mens daar bo staan.

Die boom wat in voorgrond is, is n Naboom.

Naboom  :  http://af.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naboom

Die Naboom (Euphorbia ingens) is ‘n kaktus-agtige boom met ‘n kort dik stam en enorme takke. Die boom kom in Limpopo voor en die naam van die dorp Naboomspruit verwys na hul aanwesigheid daar. Die takke het gewoonlik vier of vyf vlerke. Dit het ‘n taai, wit, melkagtige sap wat uiters giftig is en intense irritasie en blase op die vel veroorsaak. As dit in die oë beland kan dit permanente blindheid tot gevolg hê.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euphorbia_ingens

Euphorbia ingens is a species of plant in the genus Euphorbia and the family Euphorbiaceae. It is native to dry areas of southern Africa. It is popularly known as the “Candelabra Tree”, and its milky latex can be extremely poisonous, and a dangerous irritant.[2]

Springbokvlakte / Springbok Flats

The Springbok Flats is an extensive plain situated in Limpopo, South Africa. The southern boundary is the Pienaars river which intersects the N1 main road between Pretoria and Polokwane. To the west it includes the towns of Bela-Bela, Modimolle, Mookgophongand Mokopane. Towards the east it includes the towns Roedtan, Crecy, Marolong, Nutfield, Tuinplaas and Settlers. The 80 km wide and 130 km long swath of land is orientated in a northeasterly direction and is centered on Roedtan.

Subsequent to the Boer War the area became accessible as a farming region. Grasslands made way for crop fields or became covered in acacia scrub. Large areas are currently under crop cultivation, including wheat, maize, cotton, sorghum, peanuts and sunflowers. Irrigated citrus orchards have been established. Several game farms have to some measure reestablished the game diversity that existed here at the end of the 19th century.

The plain which is exceptionally flat and situated at an altitude of 1,000m above sea level, is subject to warm summers (shielded from cold winds by surrounding uplands) and dry winters. An annual rainfall of about 620 mm is the norm. Its vertisols are considered very fertile.

Coal and uranium reserves are to be found in its sediments

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Springbok_Flats

Nylsvley

Nylsvley Nature Reserve is a 40 km2 (15 sq mi) protected area, lying on the seasonally-inundated floodplain of the Nyl River, the uppermost section of the Mogalakwena River which has a very shallow gradient. It is located near Mookgophong in theLimpopo Province of South Africa. This area has been declared a Ramsar wetland site because of its international conservation importance. The floodplain is made up of extensive reedbeds and grassveld surrounded by open woodland.

Situated in the upper catchment area of the Nyl River, and covering about 20% of the floodplain, the area boasts some 370 bird species – of which more than 100 are waterfowl – and during peak floods, over 80,000 birds are to be seen. The reserve is also home to roan antelope and tsessebe. The only stands of wild rice in South Africa, Oryza longistaminata, are to be found here.

The name ‘Nylsvley’ originated in vlei, a pan or seasonally flooded area, and in the word for “Nile”. In the 1860s, a Voortrekkergroup of farmers saw a large flooded plain and a river flowing northwards and thought it might be the Nylrivier (Nile river).[2]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nylsvley_Nature_Reserve

Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge: Day 1 Potgietersrus/ Mokopane


Two bloggers, nowathome –   https://nowathome.wordpress.com/

and  Far Out of Africa   – https://illgiveyoualetterforthat.wordpress.com/

invited me to participate in this challenge. Thank you both of you I accept the nomination. I am going to do two 5 day sessions. One on the last days in South Africa and the other on my first days here in New Zealand.

THE RULES of Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge require you to 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 simply a short paragraph) and then nominate another blogger to carry on this challenge. Accepting the challenge is entirely up to the person nominated, it is not a command.

I would like to invite anyone to join the Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge. It is a lovely way to do 5 days of blogging.

Here is my first photo/story…

5 FOTOS, 5 STORIE UITDAGING   Dag 1

Potgietersrus/Mokopane Suid Afrika(2007-2009)

My eerse foto is vanaf my gehuurde tuinhuis se stoepie geneem. Ek het vir twee jaar hier gebly voordat ek na New Zealand verhuis het. Elke lente het die bome in die gesamentlike tuin geblom asof hul nooit weer die kans sal kry nie.

Rooi  Jakaranda
Rooi Jakaranda

Dis n Flamboyant boom

Wikkie gee die vogende beskrywing.

Delonix regia is a species of flowering plant in the family Fabaceae, subfamily Caesalpinioideae. It is noted for its fern-like leaves and flamboyant display of flowers. In many tropical parts of the world it is grown as an ornamental tree and in English it is given the nameRoyal Poinciana or Flamboyant. It is also one of several trees known as Flame tree.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delonix_regia

Van naderby. Pragtig nê!
Van naderby. Pragtig nê!