Friday, December 31, 2010

How Henward brings in the new year... STEAK



Steak on the bone like a true man! Henwards 400gram steak. It looked good!
I had those tofu sausages on the backburner there... yeah

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Rachel's eyes



My gorgeous wife at Erin and Brendans wedding. I like her cool eye makeup, and the rest of her is pretty darn nice too ;)

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Whose shoe is that?

From Tumblr

This abandoned shoe has been sitting at the start of Langana, off John Downs Drive, for a while now. We keep passing it on our walks. It has been 'tagged' with what looks like white out / correction fluid. I wont repeat what it says in case there are kids around lol However if you live down this way I invite you to go and observe the crude street art.

I made my wife stop and wait while I knelt on the road and took a photo of the lonesome footwear with my trusty iphone4.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Ninja! the Kitty Within... within, our kitchen.



My sister and her husband are going away for 5 days so we are kitty sitting their lil Ninja.

Here she is after exploring our kitchen and having a bite to eat :)

She is now exploring the rest of our little house and attempting to climb anything and everything. Shes cute though so its ok.

Monday, December 27, 2010

People at a wedding reception



Another photo from Erin and Brendans Wedding a couple of weeks ago.
This is the sheltered outdoor area at Cassels.

Clicking on the photo will bring up a larger version.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Nee na neee naawww

Its the Final Countdown nee na nee naaa... Not many Photo-of-the-days to go until I've posted 365. Thats 1 per year in case you were wondering :)


the 265th will be on January the 2nd

Pohutukawa needles on the sand



There is a stream/creek at Waiake Beach in Torbay that runs out to sea. This creek happens to not be as deep as its name suggests. I used to kayak down it with  the scout group 'Awatuna'. Waiake always reminds me of my friend Kareen who used to live just up from the beach :)

Anyway, while on the bank taking photos of a mammoth sized Pohutukawa I noticed the flowers of the Pohutukawa were already falling, leaving a red carpet on the sand.

This shot is looking towards the bridge that has the walkway alongside the creek.


Saturday, December 25, 2010

Xmas day photo Yyayyyyyyy



I've wanted a photo of Browns Bay like this for while but now that I've taken it im not as impressed with the view as I thought I may be. One day maybe I will do better... like with a helicopter or something :)

It was nice and quiet down there though. Xmas day FTW

Friday, December 24, 2010

Waiake Beach and Rangitoto Island

Waiake beach and Rangitoto Is.


Torbays Waiake Beach with Rangitoto in the background. Its a volcano :)

Check the iconic green picnic table :)

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Is that a lump of coal...

Is that coal...


The xmas tree at work has these great shiny red ornaments.

Here is a reflection of someone placing some coal under the tree... or is that an iphone4? hhmmmm....

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Hairy pohutukawa flowers



This is the huge old Pohutukawa Tree at Waiake beach. I guess after years of those awesome red flowers falling down you'd be hairy too. Bet noone has tried shaving it either.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Hairy pohutukawa roots

Hairy pohutukawa roots


This Pohutukawa is a big beasty... and seriously hairy for a tree. I guess it is a native hehe

Its guards the bridge under Beach road at Waiake Beach, Torbay on Aucklands North Shore. I can remember climbing it as a youngun.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Funky Table-Ware

Cassells Table piece

At Erin and Brendans wedding on 11 December there were these funky giant chalice vase/candle holder thingies on the tables.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

A young pohutukawa at Waiake

A young pohutukawa at Waiake

Heres todays photos (shot on Wednesday)


I took some photos of pohutukawas this time last year for xmas cards. I wanted to do the same this year but went to the other end of the beach instead lol
I like Rangitoto Islands shape so used the Island as a nice backdrop with Waiake/Torbay Beach in the foreground.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Bridge Mural Waiake Beach



The other end of the mural I posted yesterday. It features the iconic painted green bench of the North Shore beaches.

The bridge passes over the creek (thats not so deep) rather than people having to brave the traffic shooting down beach road.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Waiake Beach Bridge Underpass Mural


A mural of a  fisherman down by the Tor at Torbays Waiake Beach. The bridge passes over the creek that heads out into the beach. Under the bridge is a wooden decking walkway that passes this mural.

I remember running under the bridge with friends in summer and hauling kayaks along it with the Sea Scouts.

I ran into an 'older' lady on her morning walk who pointed out a heron to me fishing in the creek.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Tui... yeah rig... Oh, no it is a Tui

Tui... yeah rig... Oh, no it is a Tui


Last night while about to sit down and read my book (Towers of Midnight - Robert Jordan and Brian Sanderson) I saw this guy chasing other, smaller and not so cool, birds around the tree tops.

I've wanted to get a photo of a Tui for ages so I raced around getting my camera and tripod setup.

Then the Tui flew away... I was sad. My Wife said "just wait he'll be back". So I sat by the window and began to read while sneaking glances out the window.

Just like Arnie the bird 'came back'.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Rope Jungle

Rope playground


I ate some bad pesto last night so Im off today trying not to let the alien in my belly rip its way out.

Anyway I needed some fresh air so I drove to the beach (Waiake / Torbay). While meandering all maudlin-like I noticed this rope climbing/playground thingie. I maneuvered my self under it and got the mess you see here.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Angels on the wall

Cherubs on the wall

At Cassells for a Wedding last Sunday. These lil angels were hanging out on the wall watching over the DJ.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Concrete shadows

concrete shadows


the nice cherry blossom trees have blossomed at work but they still have nice green leaves.

You cant see any of that in this photo. apart from the shadows :)

Sunday, December 12, 2010



We went to a wedding yesterday at Cassels in Waitakere. While the Bride and Groom went to Bethels Beach for photos we hung out at the venue. I whipped out my camera as usual.

This outdoor chimney thing was looking all coy in the corner :)

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Q4 Building obelisk Xmas tree

Q4 Xmas Tree

The Q4 building Spire decked out as a Xmas tree. Smales farm is all dressed up for the season with lights in the trees and the lamp posts decorated with electronic Christmas cheer stencil light thingies.

Friday, December 10, 2010

TP under Door

This is what happens if you don't check the toilet paper before you sit down...

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Pukeko Leg Bridge

Pukeko leg bridge

On the trek home from Kerikeri we passed under this odd bridge :) the 'legs' are bright red... My iPhone camera doesn't quite capture it though

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The old girl

Old Red


An old tractor that while still functional, has seen better days.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Lets go fly... a kite


Some people enjoying the elements by harnessing the power of WIND to fly their kite.

Taken at Mount Maunganui, about halfway up the beach.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Woot New shiny stuff on its way

I just ordered:
A World in HDR

and then...


and then...

A new battery for my DSLR 

Canon LP-E5 Extended Life Replacement Battery Pack


I did it following a link from my friend @gillianmoorenz so she might get some $$$ too from my purchases woot #winwin

So it begins

Our Lounge


Heres our new lounge. The widest lens I have is 18mm (my 18-55mm kit lens).
It doesn't quite do the lounge and dining area justice but in RL (real life), its sweeet!

This is the last month of my 365 photo-a-day project. I haven't taken a photo every single day but I have posted a photo I took each day. I've been using Tumblr which is great but a bit too simple to continue using long term. Hopefully my new online home will suit my needs just as well as my new RL house suits my Wife and I :)