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Capture: Someone, Somewhere, In Summertime

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  • Nora Leggs,

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    Summer is

    Zinnias

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2128 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs,

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    Rain or shine

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2128 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

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    Jos, love that bee skipping. I'm somewhat limited to house building pics at the mo but still find joy in watching the bees.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 5920 posts Report Reply

  • ChrisW, in reply to Jos,

    Bee being lazy

    I'm impressed too, Jos, even though I have a particular dislike for fennel - to the extent my mind kindly blanks out memory of its name for me, 9 times out of 10 - it's the smell that does it.
    But visually - not just biology, you have there a beautiful illustration of Newtonian mechanics in action. And of course that's not a lazy bee, but a busy one optimising its energy efficiency to maximise net return to the hive :-)

    Gisborne • Since Apr 2009 • 777 posts Report Reply

  • ChrisW,

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    Whereas here's a bee that was hard at work kicking pollen around as well as slurping nectar, still hard to capture for half a mo after half a summer working its wings ragged.

    And another illustration of summer - dandelion getting itself caught up in the return phase of indoor-outdoor flow.

    Gisborne • Since Apr 2009 • 777 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to ChrisW,

    So we've had mosquito on sole of foot, Dandelion (or rather Hawkweed) between toes surely what we need next to really illustrate summer is a foot full of Onehunga weed prickles?

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2128 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

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    Trawling through some old pix of summers past I came upon this innocuous little snap.
    On looking closer I discovered this chap who I did not know then but I do know now. Weird eh?
    The co-incidence, not the chap.

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4613 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Nora Leggs,

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    surely what we need next to really illustrate summer is a foot full of Onehunga weed prickles?

    Or, a snap of gorse bush that I fell into on NYE and smashed up my knee. Or not, instead I think it will be more bloody flowers!
    Or a cow?

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 5920 posts Report Reply

  • Jos,

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    He was watching you...

    Thanks guys.

    Funny about your fennel aversion Chris, I love the stuff, we eat the bulbs and dry the seeds. Reminds me of ouzo and pernod, that can't be bad. :)


    snakes on a zucchini

    love that pink tutu Sofie

    Whakatane • Since Jan 2012 • 839 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    On looking closer I discovered this chap who I did not know then but I do know now. Weird eh?

    It's just like that scene in Blow-Up!

    And doesn't he look suave in that hat. :-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3410 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes, in reply to Lilith __,

    And doesn’t he look suave in that hat. :-)

    He wears a hat?
    That explains the shape of his head.
    ;-)

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4613 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    I discovered this chap who I did not know then but I do know now

    Looking well chiselled there!

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2128 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to Jos,

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    zucchini

    +1

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2128 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    more bloody flowers!

    Preferable to gorsey-prickles....

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2128 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

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    Or somewhere else

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 5920 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

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    With bells on.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 5920 posts Report Reply

  • ChrisW, in reply to Nora Leggs,

    surely what we need next to really illustrate summer is a foot full of Onehunga weed prickles?

    I reckon that's a sign of mid-Spring, at least it's so this far from Onehunga. When the time is right I'll suggest a new Capture thread to Jackson, in Spring We'd Like a Perhaps Foot ;-)

    But -

    Dandelion (or rather Hawkweed) between toes

    you've Sprung me there, or half-sprung. Yes false dandelion, Hypochaeris radicata , commonly known as catsear when not as dandelion falsely. For them mine is a land of plenty, but no Hawkweed (Hieracium spp.) sullies my doorstep.

    Gisborne • Since Apr 2009 • 777 posts Report Reply

  • Chris Waugh, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    Awesome pictures, Sofie

    Beijing • Since Jan 2007 • 1961 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    Beautiful. Any details about where that waka belongs?

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16272 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    Weird eh?

    "Where's Wally?"

    I win.

    ;-)

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2106 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to ChrisW,

    Spring We’d Like a Perhaps Foot

    You mean when
    it's
    spring
    and
    the
    goat-footed
    balloonMan whistles
    far
    and
    wee?

    Fine by me.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2106 posts Report Reply

  • ChrisW, in reply to JacksonP,

    Well yes, not exactly what I was thinking(!) and perhaps there would be deep suspicion these days of any goot-footed balloonMen whistling in the streets, but Yes.
    And to dilute the

    more bloody flowers!

    you could offer prizes for the first photo of Onehunga weed prickle in foot, greatest number of Owpif ...

    Gisborne • Since Apr 2009 • 777 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson, in reply to ChrisW,

    you could offer prizes for the first photo of Onehunga weed prickle in foot

    I'd have to go to the neighbors to get some. One consequence of not cutting the lawn really short as most people seem to do, is that I get no Onehunga weed, and the lawn doesn't die during droughts. It's not good for cricket, admittedly, but to me that's only a minor bonus.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 8305 posts Report Reply

  • ChrisW, in reply to ChrisW,

    Woot woot! - goot-footed balloonMen - what a goat, what a loon ...

    Gisborne • Since Apr 2009 • 777 posts Report Reply

  • ChrisW, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

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    Waka of a different ilk - waka hourua Aotearoa One in Gisborne for Transit of Venus week in June last year - with carved tauihu rather different also.

    The monument on the hill in the background is a memorial to those workers of the Kaiti freezing works killed in World War I - the brick building below it the last small remnant of that freezing works, demolished as an earthquake-risk in 1994. So, nice cultural links between past and present and place - the tauihu figures are wearing gumboots.

    Gisborne • Since Apr 2009 • 777 posts Report Reply

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