The night of January 31 up to early morning February 1, 2018
Today’s lunar eclipse was the first to coincide with a Blue Moon – a second full moon in one month – in North America in over 150 years. It was also the second “supermoon” of 2018, with the moon appearing slightly bigger and brighter than usual due to its closeness to Earth. And to top it off, the supermoon passed through Earth’s shadow this morning, casting a reddish hue on the lunar surface for more than 4 hours.
After this awesome display, I woke up, got ready to go to school for the first before school care session. Opening my front door I saw the following daybreak.
That Thursday afternoon all hell broke loose over New Zealand with a cyclone battering the country. There were King tides after the moon’s display the night before.
We survived but some people were not so lucky.
Show your backyards some love this Conservation Week. Get involved in protecting, growing, nurturing and caring for our nature.
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.
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.
Ella went around while Jordan and Tessa waded through the deep water.
Tessa struggled with her umbrella.
No use at all, wind blowing at 150 km ph and hard rain pouring down!
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.
The office block at sunset.
Romantic silhouette of the flagpole and sky.
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.
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Drifters, nomads, and even the state of impermanence: this week, share your photos of transient.
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Sun is shining.
The rainbow appears and disappears in a wink.
Taken from my doorstep!
David W at WordPress asks this week:
Have you travelled anywhere exciting lately? This week, let’s see where you’ve been.
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First visit to Zimbabwe
Our hotel at Victoria Falls
First sight of Victoria Falls at sun rise
Baobab tree and street vendors.
Statue of Livingston
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.
Sun-set trip on Zambesi River.
We had a boat trip on the Chobe River and saw many elephants.
The last sunrise over the Victoria Falls.
The mist that thunders.
Earth Day is near! This week, let’s celebrate this planet on which we live.
On the way from Wellington to Nelson.
Flying back to Wellington.
Windmills on the hills.
Mother earth has so much to give.
Do we really appreciate?
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.
Autumn is upon us here in New Zealand.
Leaves are changing colour.
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!
This morning everything is foggy.
From my doorstep.
We are expecting
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.