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Kay Cooke
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Leaving these Shores
Just letting readers know I'm heading for Berlin on Sunday to visit family who live there. After that I will be visiting my husband who is a visiting lecturer at a University in China. I won't be posting for the month I'm away. Nice to know that my son and ...
Leaving these Shores
Leaving these Shores
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Magpies, Willows and a Bridge
bridge over a stream at Pukerau, Southland I had occasion to look out for creeks and rivers on a trip south I made last week. It's certainly not hard to find them. This whole island is littered with them. Like all rivers everywhere, the very large rivers of...
Magpies, Willows and a Bridge
Magpies, Willows and a Bridge
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Still Waters of the Tomahawk lagoon
Tomahawk Lagoon; 'Tomahawk' possibly being an anglicisation of the original Maori name for this place. It is thought that the original name for this area was 'tomo haka', meaning 'dance by the gravesite'. (The fact that the modern-day Andersons Bay cemetery...
Still Waters of the Tomahawk lagoon
Still Waters of the Tomahawk lagoon
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Post Modern
Mailboxes are becoming a thing of the past. Soon all mail will be delivered to the door by courier. You don't know what you have until it's gone. However, watch this space as they may well come back. There are places in New Zealand that are bringing back gl...
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Post Modern
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Road Trip South
Lake Dunstan taken from in the car of the road between Cromwell and Alexandra  My sister and I like to go on road trips - we call them roadies. Last month we turned our noses south (usually our preference this being 'home country' for us). We headed straigh...
Road Trip South
Road Trip South
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Suspense and Defiance
Autumn has gone. Winter has arrived. There is something dramatic and heavy about this season. The dying, followed quickly by the simmering of new life, just under the surface. The suspense. These photos were taken at the bottom of our long driveway. Walking...
Suspense and Defiance
Suspense and Defiance
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Hearts and Tears
Robert and I go curling every Tuesday night through winter. We started last winter and as we escaped concussion or broken bones, have turned up again this year. Apart from the obvious benefits of fun and exercise, I also enjoy the cold ice. By nature I am n...
Hearts and Tears
Hearts and Tears
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Freedom
Wains Hotel. Taken from out of the bus window yesterday. World famous in New Zealand because writer Jane Frame wrote a short story about living in one of the top rooms. Lately I have been enjoying life more than I have for a long time. If you want a bit mor...
Freedom
Freedom
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There Are More Things To Life
At the bottom of the road from where we live, the Andersons Bay inlet provides an interesting and picturesque place for a wander. Here one can sit on a bench and look over the inlet and harbour towards the city where all the busy bees are working away. I am...
There Are More Things To Life
There Are More Things To Life
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gone In the morning, women carrying wicker baskets over one arm, heading for McNabs. In the afternoon, kids all elbows and knees on bikes with bells and mud guards and chain guards and carriers and one thing on their mind: lollies from Phyllis Popham's penn...
From Camera to Pentameter
From Camera to Pentameter
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