Waiting: The Daily Post Photo Challange


Waiting for the rain to lift so that the Spring Festival in Upper Hutt could be dry this year. https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2017/upper-hutt-spring-festival/wellington-region

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It did not happen. Year after year we got rain and cold winds. Waiting for better weather did not help.

I had a Soroptimist business meeting 10 am Saturday morning. I took the photo from the window where we were sitting in the lounge. I thought that everybody was waiting for the sky to clear. It never did.

The Daily Post Photo Challenge says:

Share a snapshot that shows a sense of waiting.

Visit

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Structure: The Daily Post Photo Challenge


This week, share with us the structure of something typically overlooked.

More info about the challenge:

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

STRUCTURE

3. a complex system considered from the point of view of the whole rather than of any single part: the structure of modern science. 4. anything composed of parts arranged together in some way; an organization.

http://www.dictionary.com/browse/structure

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One of the After School Care boys made this “structure”. It works with four batteries.

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Without structure, we won’t see a flower.

Bridges: The Daily Post; Photo Challenge


Bridge

Think about the things, places, or people that connect us. What’s your take?

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Footbridge over railway, Lower Hutt

 

 

If you’re gonna let me down, let me down gently
Don’t pretend that you don’t want me
Our love ain’t water under the bridge
If you’re gonna let me down, let me down gently
Don’t pretend that you don’t want me
Our love ain’t water under the bridge
Say that our love ain’t water under the bridge

Water Under the Bridge

Focus: The Daily Post, Photo Challenge.


David at WordPress says:

This week, show us your favorite in-focus and out-of-focus moments.

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/out-of-focus/

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The wasp is focusing on carrying the spider up the wall.

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Can you see the Weta?

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Reflecting: The Daily post Photo Challenge


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Whether it’s water or some other reflective surface, what have you seen recently that has changed your perspective on the view?

A while ago I took photos of a rehabilitation hospital which has been closed because of many obstacles that made the running of it impossible.

I could not go inside and had to take photos through the dirty windows.

My thoughts ran away with me when I saw the empty rooms;

empty rooms used twenty-five years ago for helping addicted people.

Reflections from me on the outside windows.

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Motorbike experience: Memoirs


May 5, 2017. It’s write Easy.  Every Friday I join a writing group and write anecdotes from my past. We usually get six words for the week. We pick one word or more and write about it. My word was motorcycle.

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Some people, when they are young, love to show off by having a better motorcycle than their best friends.

My son, while at school was and still is a big motorcycle fan.

While in school he bought himself a field motorbike with his money selling newspapers. It took him two years to put the money together. It was a second-hand motorcycle, and most of the time he was busy trying to fix it. As soon as it was roadworthy again, he would go off with lots of noise and speed up and down the dirt track near our house.

He studied at the Technikon in Pretoria. After a year of using a yellow Austin Mini which I gave him as his first vehicle, he bought himself a black streamlined motorcycle.  He enjoyed to ride it. He even would drive the hundred and fifty kilometres home on the weekend to visit me.

Some years later he told me that he nearly killed himself driving down a steep hill. He drove downhill and lost control, ventured on the pavement, and almost bumped full on into a signboard pole which stopped him. He showed me photos of the brake marks on the road and sidewalk. Lucky for him that he missed it by a few millimetres.

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One of the first things my son did when he arrived in New Zealand he bought himself a motorcycle. He even bought a second which he tried to modernise his own way. He loved fiddling with the engines. Nowadays he is more into designing and making electronic boards which bring in some money to help pay the bills now that he has expanded his family.

Shadow: The Daily Post, Photo Challenge


Starting today, weekly photo challenges will be up on Wednesdays (instead of Fridays). Challenges are still weeklong, so the next one will be posted on Wednesday, February 15. Happy camera-snapping! Says Cheri at:

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

Come and join in the fun each week. This week take a photo of a

SHADOW

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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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