Happy New Year! 365 days after starting this daily-photo project it feels weird (but good) to be finished. It’s been a crazy year in Canterbury so glad to say that 2011 is over and bring on 2012!
I thought it would be fitting to use some HDR images for my final day (sorry to those who aren’t a fan of HDR…) as it’s something that I have learnt a lot about during this project. These images are from our drive to Kaikoura yesterday, walking around Kaikoura and a surf spot about 15 minutes north where I spent 3 hours watching the boys surf some mediocre waves. Obviously I couldn’t get 3 shots of people surfing so I used 5 TIFF images from the RAW to create the HDR.
Brylee is loving wearing shoes now she can walk in them and even brings her favourite sandals over to us sometimes so that we can put them on her. These are a pair of her shoes which we’ve had for a while and only put on her for special occasions but until now she’s been more interested in taking them off and throwing them away because there hasn’t really been a point in wearing them. But now she’s understanding that she can walk on the sharp stones with them on, she’s a lot more interested and these are one of the favourites. We’re busy packing tonight as we are heading away to Kaikoura tomorrow for a few nights over New Years. Hopefully there will be Internet or at least cell reception there so I can upload my photo(s) for day 365!! I can’t believe this is day 364 and only one more post left until this project is complete! Counting down…
We’ve been working around the house a lot this summer and Brylee has been on hand to make sure Dad is doing it right! We went down to get some wood and Brylee spent time checking that it was good enough before pushing Uncle Mikey out of the way to make sure that the wheelbarrow was in good hands. I’m stoked that she loves getting outside and rolling around in the dirt – even if she does come back covered in dirt. Good to have our little helper on hand for day 363 😀
Apparently I can’t count! Yesterday was day 359 so logic would follow that today would be day 360 but that would mean that it would only be day 362 on December 31 when it should actually be 362 today seeing as how there are 365 days in the year. Brownie points for whoever can trawl back and find the day(s) that I miscounted!!
Anyway, my parents are house-sitting on a lifestyle block over Christmas and the retired couple that own the house clearly have a lot of time on their hands to spend in the garden. There are about 4 or 5 different colours of lily’s in one of their gardens alone and I had a wander around with my camera when we were out there today. I really like this shot because of the vivid yellow and black colours with the bright pink in the centre so chose it as the image for today.
Nothing symbolises a Kiwi Christmas and summer more than a pohutukawa flower. It’s been another stunning summer day and still enjoying the long sunny days on holiday. I finished the side path at our house today and it looks awesome with the lime chip and I’m very happy with how it turned out 🙂 We then lazed around in the sun followed by home-made pizza and cold beer on the deck. A great finish to a great day 359 🙂
Another awesome summers day today! We were at Mel’s parents this morning, enjoying the sun on the deck and eating leftovers while Brylee had fun playing with a big tub of water and all sorts of toys. A great way to continue the good Christmas times on day 358 😀
What a Christmas day! We started off with breakfast at Mel’s family, moved to brunch with my family, lunch at the grandparents, afternoon tea with my parents, then back to Mel’s parents for a BBQ with friends. An awesome day with great weather, food and family 🙂 Brylee had a great day and got so many presents that she wont need anything else until at least next Christmas! She didn’t really get the present deal at first but then got into it as the day went on. I love this photo because she was just sitting there intently watching Mel open one of her presents and then sat surrounded by her new toys but only playing with the piles of gift wrapping instead. An awesome Christmas day though and even though the post for day 357 is a little day late, it’s the festive season so it’s the thought that counts! 🙂