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  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    Well that is nice to know. Essential viewing if I was down there. Plants and dirt are really good therapy.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6281 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    Plants and dirt are really good therapy.

    Also plants don't seem fazed by earth tremors, last summer was great, as this one is shaping up to be. There was the mysterious death of a peach tree and a big old wisteria after the September quake though, for which no-one has a good theory.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3565 posts Report Reply

  • Richard Aston,

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    Just love this shot - not mine but it inspired me to write the following poem.

    Boy at play in good father field
    Leaping to meet
    The heroic heart in every man
    Blest is he, blessed I am

    Soul knows further fields
    In times and tides to come
    Will ask heroic deeds
    Of this brave son

    Blest is he, at play and found
    In the field of the good father
    On holy ground
    On holy ground

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 503 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Geoff Lealand,

    Pipiwharauroa doesnt chime: it does have a somewhat melancholy call with an upbeat end ‘kuii! kuii! Kui kui aa!’
    For decades, I’ve had rirerire (grey warblers) nesting in my trees, so there’s a few shining cuckoo about too (they also have an unfortunate habit into flying into lit windows at night.) I love both calls…but the olds thought rirerire (and pihareika, the black cricket) were the sweetest singers of all. In the south, we added piopio
    the S.I thrush…

    There an excellent book, “NZ Bird Calls” by Lynette & Geoff Moon, John Kendrick & Karen Baird (pub. New Holland, with pictures, info and a CD, $29.99) that I recommend…

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    There was the mysterious death of a peach tree and a big old wisteria after the September quake though,

    Wisteria, whilst grown anywhere (happily in sun), does need well draining soil so depending on the liquefaction build up around it, it may have suffocated/ drowned. Some plants do have delicate shallow root systems (like Daphne) so I imagine earthquakes would be a wee bit hazardous to them. Not sure about fruit trees yet.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6281 posts Report Reply

  • dyan campbell,

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    I’m not sure if this will work – an experimental post – my Grandfather took thousands of pictures of his family – here is my Dad & uncle, exploring a tide pool with their Mummy in Cap St Jacques in 1926 or thereabouts -

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 595 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to dyan campbell,

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    Neat photo Dyan. I lost a lot of scanned old stuff so have to do it all again but for some reason this one of me in '85 is still exists. So here I am at 21 :)

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6281 posts Report Reply

  • dyan campbell,

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    So here I am at 21 :)

    Er, the picture of the middle aged man in WWI uniform is NOT Sofie at 21....








    Cute photo!

    My grandfather took a lot of photos – here is one from the first world war – he was at the Somme, but I am not sure if that’s where this picture was taken – his caption was “NOT EARL HAIG”

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 595 posts Report Reply

  • Kebabette,

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    The Central Rose Garden in the Christchurch Botanic Gardens, yesterday. Riotous colours, matched by the rising of fragrance

    Christchurch • Since Feb 2007 • 187 posts Report Reply

  • Kebabette,

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    And this rose was like red soaked in velvet coca-cola

    Christchurch • Since Feb 2007 • 187 posts Report Reply

  • dyan campbell,

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    And another of my Grandfather in France (he was from Scotland) – sometime between 1914 and 1916

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 595 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Geoff Lealand,

    Photos? I could post lots of old cinemas from around NZ.

    Geoff, please get in touch if you'd be interested in contributing a Capture post on old New Zealand Cinemas, with photographic accompaniment. It would be a huge privilege to host them here.

    And we could get our cinematic hats on in the replies. Sofie already looks like a film star. ;-)

    Cheers
    Jackson

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2144 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand, in reply to JacksonP,

    Thanks, Jackson. I will certainly consider this. I am posting two photos with each cinema on my http://cinemasofnz.info site but I will have plenty left over.
    Any good time for this,

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2321 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    Also have great photos of my father in the North African desert in WW2--all off duty (drunk soldiers sleeping it off, washing themselves naked in the sunlight). Must search them out.

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2321 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    There was the mysterious death of a peach tree and a big old wisteria after the September quake though, for which no-one has a good theory.

    Joe: My Mum lost a peach tree and a robinia after the September quake, and I know several other people who had healthy trees suddenly die. I'm guessing there was some invisible damage to their root systems in the earthquake.

    Also the violets in my garden flowered continuously this year from March until September. Normally they come out, like clockwork, in the middle of August. A friend who works in horticulture says some plants can be "forced" into bloom by vigorous shaking, so I'm guessing that's what's happened to the violets. I guess it's like how stressed grapevines put most of their energy into grapes not leaves - prioritising reproduction over feeding themselves.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3470 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    Neat photo Dyan. I lost a lot of scanned old stuff so have to do it all again but for some reason this one of me in ’85 is still exists. So here I am at 21 :)

    You lil' cutie!

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18991 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Lilith __,

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    Joe: My Mum lost a peach tree and a robinia after the September quake, and I know several other people who had healthy trees suddenly die. I'm guessing there was some invisible damage to their root systems in the earthquake.

    Thanks Hebe, that seems to be the consensus from those with proper horticultural knowhow. As for extended flowering seasons, the pansies & violas around here just haven't stopped, even for the snow in July & August.

    Anyway, here's Santa in Riccarton Road today.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3565 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    You lil’ cutie!

    +1

    Also - very movie-star pose. ;-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3470 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

    Oh you sexy thing, Sof.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3123 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    Annnnd- that empty chair says so much Jackie-
    (it's a bit like my uncle Bill's Mercator folder - the most basic folding knife you can get- which he wore all the black paint off, and which I continue to have in a pocket-
    because it was uncle Bill's. And I gave it to him - with the family's ritual exchange of a small silver coin for the gift of something edged- when I was 16...the threepence is still around somewhere too-)

    A physical presence - somehow attached to a physical object- when the person is gone.

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie,

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    Seeing as this is about colour - clowns from today's Santa parade, fresh from the steaming great Nikon of Ms Gudrun Gisela.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3565 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Lilith __,

    Lilith - sorry, addressed you as Hebe in my reply upthread.
    Speaking of grapes, the little Niagara vine that went in after September's quake now has tiny grapes. The seem to thrive on punishment.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3565 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

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    G'night.all. Hope all have a tremor free sleep.
    Isn't it great how a picture can say 1000 words.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6281 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    @Joe: White Niagra? I have had a good crop from mine for 4 years but the vine has gone into decline. Recommend tying small paper bags over each bunch, before they ripen, as the birds love them.

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2321 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Grigg, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

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    Isn't it great how a picture can say 1000 words.

    Indeed, and matching that with Dyan's images above, I think this is pretty powerful. Taken by my great uncle Julian in 1915. He was later killed in France, where he remains to this day.

    Just another klong... • Since Nov 2006 • 3208 posts Report Reply

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