Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Day 180 Keys

This is one of my favourite effects in Befunky 'Underpainting'.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Day 178 Model Boats and Birthdays

The hotel we stayed at in the Viaduct had model boats that guests were able to 'play' with!

 And then I came home and made a birthday cake for my Twin daughters!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Day 177 The Viaduct Saturday 26th June

We were supposed to be in Whitianga today, but bad weather foiled that plan.
So we stayed the night in the Viaduct with some friends.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Day 176 Lots of babies

Several of my cousins are having babies all before October, so the knitting needles need to come out now!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Day 175 A promise of things to come

This plant flowers over a long period of time and ends with bright yellow petals.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Day 174 Tiles

Point View School has this impressive display of tiles on the wall in the teachers cafe. The tiles were made by the students.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Day 173 Shameless Self Promotion

I was working at Kohia Education Centre today, and my stand of books looked so darn great, I had to take a photo.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Day 171 It was one of those days

Wet, blustery weather drives you inside to the fireplace

Day 170 It was a special moment

This was in a bar called 'The Indians' in Auckland City. My friend shared a special moment with the locals.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Day 169 Complentary Colours

This area of garden always grabs my attention when I enter Mountain View School.  It is because of the clever use of complementary colours with the planting and the pots!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Day 168 After school

This is a common sight in the corridors of schools!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Day 167 Chinese Temple

I pass this fabulous Chinese Temple on my way to work. I took this snapshot today and added an effect to it in Befunky.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Day 166 Dinosaurs

I was at Point View School today and the classes have some amazing room environments. This is one of my favourites.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Day 165 One against the multitudes...

End of lunchtime at a school, the birds arrive... who is going to win here?

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Day 164 iPad Sunday

It was a wet, windy cold Sunday so...
Me and my iPad
We read the news, we made 'Buttermilk Pancakes', we checked emails, Twitter and Facebook, we read one and a half books and we played 'Words with Friends'

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Day 163 Yum Cha again

We went for Yum Cha today at our local Chinese restaurant, it is the best! There are three different dishes here, Roast Duck, Pastry Prawn bun and Sticky Pork bun.
I'm till experimenting with the Panoramic stitching website http://www.clevr.com/stitcher

Friday, June 11, 2010

Day 162 Lights

I had Time Machine backing up, and the lights were so pretty...

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Day 161Experimenting with Clever Stitch

I was working with a teacher who is taking a few children up Mangere Mountain to take a series of photos. They want to use the photos to create a panorama. We took some photos around the school and then we went to Clever Stitch.
We uploaded the photos and then stitched them together.
You can upload the finished photo to the Clever stitch site, and then copy the embed code to create an interactive Panorama on your wiki or blog.

This is a panorama I made with my photos from Mount Eden

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Day 160 Chinese Dragon

Hay Park School has this wonderful Chinese Dragon hanging in their hall. It was created for a production they performed a couple of years ago.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Day 159 Walkways

Some schools have fantastic gardens and walkways for the children. At Mountain View I could take a photo everyday for 365 days and I wouldn't repeat a picture.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Day 158 MNZM Queen's Birthday Honours

My Dad was appointed a 'Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit' in the Queen's Birthday Honours today for his services in sport, particularly boxing.
Below is the letter he got from the Prime Minister of New Zealand.
This is a very proud day for all of our family.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Day 156 Wild Ohiwa Beach

My in-laws live down in Ohiwa Beach (known by the locals as Bryan's Beach) in the Bay of Plenty. The dunes on the foreshore have been planted by the locals to stop the erosion of the beach back to the road.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Day 155 We have sheep in New Zealand

We have sheep... lots of sheep in New Zealand. This photo was  taken as we were driving up the Kaimai ranges.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Day 154 Stained Glass Gin

I saw this stained glass window in the Fox and Hound Pub in Hamilton.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Day 152 Too much rain

Less than a month ago I was complaining that we didn't have enough water...today we have too much!