Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Tequila sunset

So where was the tequila? All very well to have to look for the lost cellar of salt (Jimmy Buffet, in case you missed that one), I'm looking for the actual bottle - and someone to share it with!

Are you thinking, not more boring sunset--over-the-lake photos? Bet you are pleased I don't get up early enough for the sunrise, which I hear have been pretty spectacular in the last week.

On the needles

The current project is a bloke's beanie. The colour in the photo is a bit inaccurate, the blue is more subdued than it seems here. Best, given that I'm hoping said bloke will wear actually it. Always a bit of a risk.

Snow, in Rotorua

I can remember it happening before, once when I was a kid. But it is rare to get snow in Rotorua. So here is the photo that had to be taken, I'm standing at the door onto the patio, looking out towards the lake which is completely whited out.

The good thing is, we are now into September, and we have some lovely mild days recently. I have to guard the potted plants from the chooks, but I have a few planters that are looking lovely.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Lego is cool

"C'mon guys, get into this great pizza the boss just made for us!"

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Polynesian Pools

I worked here as a pool attendant one summer when I was at university. There used to be about 5 fabric shops in Rotorua in those days and I sewed up lots of little cotton dresses in bright and summery fabrics.

 Yesterday Rotorua didn't get above 10 degrees despite the sunshine. This is absolutely the best place to be. Seems bizarre when you are chilled to the bone to be changing into togs and padding barefoot across the concrete towards the lake, and then the joy of sinking into that 38 degree warmth. Ahhh. What bliss. And as you can see, I almost had the whole complex all to myself. Look at the steam rising around the edges of the lake.


Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Daily worship

Making offerings - to the ancestors, or to the gods. My mantra for today
O Lord Ganesha of Large body, curved trunk, with the brilliance of a million suns, please make all my work free of obstacles, always.
Ganesh is there in the centre of this collage. 

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Monday, 1 August 2011


Just some walls today. Playing with pattern and colour.