School stories: Conservation week.


Show your backyards some love this Conservation Week. Get involved in protecting, growing, nurturing and caring for our nature.

http://www.doc.govt.nz/news/events/conservation-week/about-conservation-week/

Today four classes went out into the community around the school to pick up the rubbish along the roads. The other three classes cleaned up the school grounds and nearby property borderlines.

Rubbish picked up at the roadside.

 

 

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School Stories: Wild windy weather


Wild windy weather and water everywhere.

The entrance gateway had so much water children had to go round the office block to reach the before school care room.

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Ella went around while Jordan and Tessa waded through the deep water.

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Tessa struggled with her umbrella.

No use at all, wind blowing at 150 km ph and hard rain pouring down!

School Stories: Last sunset term two


It was such a lovely sunset on Friday, July 7, 2017.

Last day term two!

I work from three to five at Plateau School.

The room we use in the afternoons.

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The office block at sunset.

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Opposite classrooms.

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Romantic silhouette of the flagpole and sky.

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To my young friends out there: Life can be great, but not when you can’t see it. So, open your eyes to life: to see it in the vivid colors that God gave us as a precious gift to His children, to enjoy life to the fullest, and to make it count. Say yes to your life.

Nancy Reagan
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/n/nancy_reagan.html

Transient: The Daily Post, Photo Challenge


Drifters, nomads, and even the state of impermanence: this week, share your photos of transient.

For more information on the Photo Challenge please visit the following link:

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/drifter/

RAINBOW

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Sun is shining.

The rainbow appears and disappears in a wink.

Taken from my doorstep!

 

Wanderlust: The Daily Post Photo challenge


David W at WordPress asks this week:

Have you travelled anywhere exciting lately? This week, let’s see where you’ve been.

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/wanderlust/

Join in the fun!

2004

First visit to Zimbabwe

Bulawayo

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Our hotel at Victoria Falls

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First sight of Victoria Falls at sun rise

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Baobab tree and street vendors.

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Statue of Livingston

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Mighty Victoria Falls

The Zambesi was very dry due to the drought.

We crossed the bridge between Zimbabwe and Zambia.

The helicopter which flew us over the Vic falls.

 Zilephone made from horns.

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Sun-set trip on Zambesi River.

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We had a boat trip on the Chobe River and saw many elephants.

The last sunrise over the Victoria Falls.

The mist that thunders.

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Earth: The Daily Post, Photo Challenge


Earth Day is near! This week, let’s celebrate this planet on which we live.

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/earth-2017/

NEW ZEALAND

On the way from Wellington to Nelson.

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Nelson

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Flying back to Wellington.

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Windmills on the hills.

Mother earth has so much to give.

Do we really appreciate?

https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2017/earth-day/upper-hutt

Another toadstool!


Last three to four weeks we had unusual weather. It was still just over 20 degrees C which is quite hot for this time of year. We also had a lot of rain too.   The warm weather brought two cyclones. Cyclone Debbie was the first one and less than a week it was followed by cyclone Cook. Debbie did not reach us in the lower North Island but cyclone Cook brought heavy rain and strong winds.  People were asked to put their long weekend arrangements on hold because some roads were expected to wash away, slips could also occur.

As soon as the weather cleared again I found more toadstools popping out. I found these on the lawn on the roadside.

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Autumn is showing it’s face!


 

 

Autumn is upon us here in New Zealand.

Leaves are changing colour.

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With the warm days and lots of rain,

toadstools came out

showing off their colourful heads.

Trompie had his last haircut before the cold is upon us!

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This morning everything is foggy.

From my doorstep.

We are expecting

Cyclone Cook.

It is already battering the Northern part of the North Island

and is slowly moving down south to us.

We are warned to stay inside,

have our emergency bags ready.

The next 48 hours is going to be tricky to everyone.

Winds of up to 160km p hour are expected and Lots of rain.

Dense: The Daily Post: Photo Challenge


This week, share your take on “dense” — you could focus on a natural landscape like I did, or take the theme in a different direction, from a sweaty crowd at a rock concert or a busy avenue during rush hour to a fresh loaf of bread, waiting for someone to take the first bite.

Says Ben Huberman at-

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/dense/

 

Last weekend I had the opportunity to fly from Wellington, NZ North Island to Nelson NZ, South Island. It was very cloudy when we left Wellington.

DENSE clouds.

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