Monday, October 24, 2011

800 and still going!

There's been a bit going on since my last post - I've moved house, for one thing.  Here's some photos of the new house.

 My room, which gets the morning sun. Several of the rooms have pretty plaster ceilings.
 The dining room which leads into the kitchen on the left.
A bit of the lounge, which faces the street.

 The little patio area out the back.
 And here are the twins..just being themselves.

Monday, October 10, 2011


Yes, indeedy, this is post number 799.

Much is going on behind the scenes.  It's the last term of year, and Photography 2 is in full swing.  There's always a lot to do in Photography class, and in this one, I'm learning manual controls which I've never used before.  There's another Art History essay due at the end of the month, and a set of drawings of people at work also need to be done.  In addition, I move house this Friday, with the help of my lovely friends from class.  And despite last week's extraction of a wisdom tooth, I'm still suffering wall-to-wall toothache, so it's back to the dentist as soon as possible.  Of course, I would have preferred to move house in the  holidays but once my old house was sold, I just wanted to get into a place of my own as soon as I could.  Watch for photos.

 This is rare Auckland Island piggy...
 ..and I'm not sure exactly what sort this is.  They are in the animal section in Queen's Park.
 The lovely native kowhai tree in flower (sophora tetraptera for the botanists).
 Falling water photographed at slow speed - part of my class project.
 The Twins pretending to be a sheepskin rug.
 The fountain taken at an unusual speed.
 Some of the lovely flowers in the Winter Gardens.
And lastly, our native kakabeak (clianthus puniceus), found only in New Zealand.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Blank pages

Yes, I've been suffering from the dreaded Blank Pages Syndrome, and have not managed to work up the enthusiasm (or even had a topic) for a blog post for several weeks.  I've had quite a bit of fatigue lately which has hampered me from achieving anything much as well as mysteriously wasting a lot of time.  Anyone who has depression, ME or similar health issues will know what I'm talking about.

As a result, I'm trying to kickstart my creativity, which is currently hiding.  I've joined The Sketchbook Challenge, which you can find more about here. It's free and it looks like fun.  In the meantime, here's a few photos from Queen's Park.