June 13: Reflections

Wow, what a day! I was sitting in the office at the end of last period when the first (5.5) earthquake hit. It was quite big but didn’t seem to be much damage and luckily the students had already left so we didn’t have 1600 stressed young people to deal with. I was just about to leave when the 6.0 hit and it was pretty impressive to see the movement of the walls then all the lights swaying violently in our new gym. Must have been well designed though as it is fine! Anyway, enough earthquake chat as I’m sure it will be the topic of choice for at least the next few days. These shots (more than one, what a treat!) are from Waikuku (North Canterbury) and I have always seen the cool reflections as I drive past but never remembered to bring my camera. Today however, I did! Most of the birds flew away but there was one who wanted to stick around for a photo. Thanks! Off to bed now so see ya day 163.

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May 31: Sunset reflection

 

What an awesome end to an awesome day! It was a stunning day today for the last day of Autumn, then topped it all off with a great sunset. I was feeding Brylee tonight when I looked out the window and saw this sunset. Mel was nice enough to tag in for the feeding while I grabbed my camera and ran outside. This puddle outside our house is normally annoying but I thought it would give a good reflection. And so it did… Even though I got a few strange looks from passing cars, I’m pretty happy with the end result. Good times! Enjoyed the mild Autumn so hoping for a mild winter to follow. Maybe this global warming business isn’t all so bad… Hmmmm… And that’s it for day 150/365!

May 19: Feeding trough

This afternoon I went for a walk next door to see what I could find and was beginning to think that I wasn’t going to see anything interesting until I walked around the corner and saw this feeding trough. I liked how still the water was and how how clear the reflection is – even reflecting the spiders web on the tap if you look closely. I also like this photo because it reminds me of  when I was younger and we lived in South Otago. We lived next door to a farm and troughs like this would be frozen solid during winter and we would have endless fun smashing the ice then picking it up and throwing it around with our frozen hands. Good memory for day 138.