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  • Jos,

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    Eee that's no life Chris!

    Nice catch Jac!

    This is returning the dvd in Opotiki...

    Whakatane • Since Jan 2012 • 851 posts Report Reply

  • Cecelia, in reply to JacksonP,

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    It looks like agapanthus. Beautiful pic.

    From me, Orewa River an hour so so ago.

    Hibiscus Coast • Since Apr 2008 • 507 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Chris Waugh,

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    A slice of heaven for you: Parapara where the river meets the sea two weeks ago (but there was a filthy wind). I have been home a week and am still so unwound I'm practically sleepwalking.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2568 posts Report Reply

  • Chris Waugh, in reply to Jos,

    Eee that’s no life Chris!

    You're right, Jos. I'm not enjoying waking up, opening Weibo, and seeing warnings from several government agencies to lock your kids and olds up at home and reading environment officials openly quoted in the newspapers as saying, "Shit's so bad it blew up our meter!", or words to that effect. I'm hoping my wife's visa comes through quickly and easily.

    Beijing • Since Jan 2007 • 2000 posts Report Reply

  • Chris Waugh, in reply to Hebe,

    A slice of heaven for you:

    Thanks, Hebe. I'd much rather be raising my wee one there than here. Just got to finish getting that visa stuff together and hope Immigration likes what they see.

    Beijing • Since Jan 2007 • 2000 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs,

    Heavy duty Fug Chris... never mind the young and the oldies, surely nobody would want to go out in that!

    Jos, something strange has happened to colour in Opotoki.... and the sole of your foot (previous page) looks admirably clean, no wonder the mossie is going for it.

    Challenge Hebe... to stay unwound the whole year.....

    Jackson, was that your onion flower, or just some Random?

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2154 posts Report Reply

  • Chris Waugh, in reply to Nora Leggs,

    surely nobody would want to go out in that!

    Some of us have to, unfortunately. But I'm ok with me breathing that muck, I've sat in a plane on the tarmac and smelt coal as soon as the door was opened. No matter how bad it gets here, I've seen worse. It's the effect on the wee one's lungs that worries me.

    Beijing • Since Jan 2007 • 2000 posts Report Reply

  • Jos,

    Hopefully all goes well with the visas then Chris!

    Whakatane • Since Jan 2012 • 851 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    regarding the proposed PA picnic this Saturday at our place:

    I have just posted a message on the FB Event notice, to the effect that because it is now Thursday and there has been no new activity, despite Ben’s generous offer of transportation, I have cancelled . A bit of a case of suppose they gave a war (sorry, picnic) and nobody came?

    Another time, perhaps.

    Many thanks to those who have been so helpful–especially Ben and Jackie

    c’set la vie

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2283 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

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    So, I went down to the Heathcote River. It hasn’t been dredged in a while and there is a lot of duckweed. Also, ducks.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3413 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

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    Further along, I found something else. A bagpiper! He posed for me obligingly.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3413 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Lilith __,

    A bagpiper

    Mystery solved! We heard the pipes -- driving on the other side of the river in Fifield Tce -- but couldn't see him. We wondered who and where it was coming from. Thanks Lilith. I will watch out for him -- Huia has just mastered "Scotland the Brave" on the chanter, so it won't be long until he is on the pipes too. Maybe a practice mate. There is, I believe, an old guy who pipes his way along the Mt Vernon/Rapaki tracks frequently. Better than practising at home!

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2568 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Lilith __,

    duckweed

    Duckweed or willow leaves? I noticed that yesterday too!

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2568 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Hebe,

    A Bagpiper

    I just loved that he was out walking the dog with his Mum, while piping.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3413 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Hebe,

    Yeah, duckweed. Really choking the channel. Not sure if the council workers are too busy elsewhere to dredge, or whether the overgrowth is due to lots of extra...nutrients...of late.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3413 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand, in reply to Hebe,

    So green, or is that a colour filter? Meantime, the Waikato is turning brown and crisp.

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2283 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Lilith __,

    Yeah, duckweed. Really choking the channel.

    I believe that it's mostly elodea, an exotic that's been here for a long time. It seems to have become a problem soon after its introduction.

    Nice bagpiper btw.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3352 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Geoff Lealand,

    So green

    Yeah, it's green by the river. The hills though are their summer colour - tawny-brown.

    Thanks for the identification, Joe. :-)
    I know when they do dredge the river they get absolute MASSES of the stuff, it's a wonder there's room for it all in the riverbed.
    By watching the ducks feeding I gather it's home to a fair number of beasties they like to eat, though. When the weed is exposed near the surface (by the tide) they have no interest in bread.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3413 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Lilith __,

    I just loved that he was out walking the dog with his Mum, while piping.

    I'm told it's good to practice piping while marching. My teen plays his chanter while marching from one end of the section and back again. The river walks will be an asset when he gets his pipes.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2568 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Geoff Lealand,

    So green, or is that a colour filter?

    It's green by the river in our stretch, but the Port Hills behind are shimmering gold and today the sky is a see-forever blue.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2568 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs,

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    On the green theme....

    Summer is .... pesto

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2154 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson,

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    Perfect night for stargazing, and practicing with the camera. First, a recognizable old favorite, pockmarked and proud. Highest aperture, the camera must have gone for high shutter speed, as the rest of the space behind is pitch black.

    Next, Jupiter, below the horns of Taurus. The moons clearly visible at 24x. You'll have to blow the picture up to see these details though.

    Last, Orion below, and Sirius above. I kind of like the light artefacts that came from the garage sensor light, despite the lost detail in the sky.

    All taken from my front yard, tonight.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 8305 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to BenWilson,

    First, a recognizable old favorite, pockmarked and proud. Highest aperture, the camera must have gone for high shutter speed, as the rest of the space behind is pitch black.

    That's the only way to get that kind of detail. I'm a bit amazed by what your camera can do. Generally you'd need a 300+ mm lens on a DSLR with a tripod to get that kind of shot. I'm assuming this is the same one I saw at the weekend? Nicely done.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2117 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

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    Greeted by this beauty on my return to Aux t’other night.Sunning itself on the Palm.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 5962 posts Report Reply

  • Cecelia, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    Very clear pics! We have a lot of those fellas but their progeny are being eaten by wasps.

    Hibiscus Coast • Since Apr 2008 • 507 posts Report Reply

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