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
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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/

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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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Two tiny frogs


I mentioned in my previous post about the frogs I had to feed while house sitting high up in the hills near Upper Hutt New Zealand.

Here are more photos. They were so tiny when I took these photos at my arrival. After the two weeks feeding them flies they were twice the size.

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Macro Moments Challenge week 26


Tiny frog.

During my house sitting, I had to feed two frogs and

about twenty tadpoles.

This frog is just under one centimetre.

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Taken with a Canon EOS 450D

I put the lens against the glass of the fish tank.

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Macro Moments Challenge: Week 26

for more information.