The keyboard

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05Mar2013_2764a 05Mar2013_2743a Clearly I had a bit of time on my hands…

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Colours of a cemetery

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A walk on a beautiful Autumn day in Bolton Street Cemetery.

An old cemetery has so many stories to whisper.                                                      Listen and you will hear.                                                                                             Open your eyes and you will see.

Epiphany and the Blessing of the Waters 2013

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A volunteer from the Greek Community of Wellington dives into Wellington Harbour for cross blessed by Father Demetrios and Archbishop Amfilochios Tsoukos as part of the celebration of the Epiphany and the Blessing of the Waters.

A volunteer from the Greek Community of Wellington dives into Wellington Harbour for cross blessed by Father Demetrios and Archbishop Amfilochios Tsoukos as part of the celebration of the Epiphany and the Blessing of the Waters.

Snippets of summer 2013

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Long beautiful warm days are my only excuse not to have blogged over summer. Tomorrow is March and officially ends ‘summer’, not that I think the weather is going to change in a huge hurry…  Here’s a wee taster of some of the things I got up to over summer. Still so many places and people I have been around and still many stories to tell, if only for Mr Time !

The innocence of childhood

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The innocent beauty of a childThe serenity and trust of this child in the hands of an adult is both beautiful and frightening. It is only when you capture how trusting a child is in the hands of an adult that I know how fragile life is.

Children are one third of our population and all of our future.

Select Panel for the Promotion of Child Health, 1981

There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colours are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again.

Elizabeth Lawrence

Music and children

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If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin.

Turgeneu

 

Images from the Johnsonville Lions Christmas Parade 2012

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The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say cannot be done.

Bagehot

 

The Entertainers: Stilt Walkers

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Many years ago I performed on stilts for a school production at the Wellington Town Hall. It was nerve wracking and I was muttering many prayers that I did not fall down and let the side down – luckily I didn’t.

These lovely ladies (my note: low resolution doesn’t work well with white!) perform on stilts (http://www.bandsforhire.co.nz/empress_stiltdance.htm) because they love it and are fantastic at their art. I loved the fluidity when they moved and the way in which the wind played with their costumes. I will leave this art form to the experts!

The performer... and winningResting before the performceBattling the elementsAnywhere can be a stageUpliftingBeauty in the windCostumes afloat