Saturday, 31 October 2009

Day 148 - Deathly treats

Trick or treat?

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Day 147 - Guard dog

World's most passive guard dog

He sits outside this retirement village all day long. The sign opposite the gate warns "Beware guard dog", but I've yet to see him even stand up, let alone "guard" anything!

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Day 146 - Grass-covered car

Grass-covered car

This car covered with fake grass was a conversation starter for teza teas outside Craft 2.0 at The New Dowse today. With samples of their products in the window, I thought this was an incredibly creative form of advertising, given that their website appears to currently be down.

Friday, 23 October 2009

Day 145 - Coloured seats

Coloured seats
Petone Police Station

These coloured seats are simple and nothing special, yet they always catch my eye as I walk past the Petone Police Station. Did someone set out to buy four different tins of paint when they were first constructed, or did their colourful decoration come about by someone collecting up and using left-over paint? There is another pair of seats nearby with four more different colours, which also remain a colourful mystery.

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Day 144 - Interislander

Interislander ferry float

I was surprised to see this parade float of the Interislander ferry on terra firma recently. It was created by Westside Studios in Shelly Bay and is one of the many floats, props, and large-scale decorations casually lurking in the area.

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Day 143 - Colourful caravan

Colourful caravan
Anyone got a paintbrush?

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Day 142 - Sunbathing cat

Sunbathing cat
That's the life!

Monday, 19 October 2009

Day 141 - Endless vines

Endless vines
Tirohana Estate, Martinborough

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Day 140 - Bedding

I love the bold colour scheme of De Vine, the brand new holiday house we stayed in at Martinborough this weekend.

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Day 139 - Cosy fireplace

Cosy fireplace
Tirohana Estate, Martinborough

Friday, 16 October 2009

Day 138 - A blue flower

A blue flower
Birthday cupcakes for a friend

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Day 137 - A dog's life

A dog's life
Looks good to me!

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Day 136 - Gourmet chef

Gourmet chef
Never too young to start practising

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Day 135 - Name me

Name me
Or today's breakfast?

Monday, 12 October 2009

Day 134 - Tui

Singing his heart out

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Day 133 - High tea

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Day 132 - Star cupcakes

Seeing stars
Chocolate cupcakes with buttercream frosting

Friday, 9 October 2009

Day 131 - Grand piano

Grand piano
Begging for a tune! ♬ ♫ ♪

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Day 130 - Cool keys

Cool keys

I've seen coloured keys before, but these designs are almost too cute to be real! I love Tweety's comment that, "it's not easy being cute", and the hopeful skunk proclaiming, "Love she is blind, no?". Keys like this would be a great reminder to smile every day.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Day 129 - Minnie Mouse

Minnie Mouse

This painting of Minnie Mouse is the companion to my brother's picture of Mickey Mouse, painted for us in 1978 when we were young children.

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Day 128 - Mickey Mouse

Mickey Mouse

This picture of Mickey Mouse was painted by a truck driver who used to make deliveries to my father's joinery business when my brother and I were little. One day in 1978, he took two pieces of board out of his truck and told my father to give them to us; he'd painted Mickey Mouse for my brother and Minnie Mouse for me, and they spent many years adorning our bedroom walls. Yesterday, my 19-month-old nephew (who is learning to talk) was watching TV and called out "Mickey" when he saw Mickey Mouse on the screen. I remembered that Mickey and Minnie were packed away and quickly found them in my parents' storage cupboards. Upon seeing this picture, my nephew pointed and called out "Mickey!" again; he went home in possession of his father's painting, ready to hang on his own bedroom wall.

Monday, 5 October 2009

Day 127 - Pigeon thief



Pigeon thief
Caught in the act!

As I was working in the lounge, I spotted a pigeon running across the floor with my silver bangle in her mouth! I quickly chased her with the camera on my phone (so excuse the quality of the pictures) to find out where she planned on putting it. Santina occasionally collects up goodies from around the house when she decides it's time to nest. Her 'nest' is in the corner of the bathroom, where she can hang out with her 'pigeon friends' in the mirror. The bangle is now back in my room with the rest of my jewellery, and Santina's mission has become, once again, fruitless.

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Day 126 - Orange sunflower

Orange sunflower

I love sunflowers. This one caught my eye today as I've never seen an orange sunflower before. I stepped in to take a closer look then whipped out my camera; this would make a great photo for today. The florist disagreed. "Can I help you?" she asked as I was lining up my camera. I explained that I hadn't seen an orange sunflower before and liked the look of it. "Ohhh," was her reply. She stood over me, clearly not impressed at me taking a photo and not buying a $25 sunflower. I took the shot then hastily moved on. One less future customer for this florist!

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Day 125 - Ace of hearts

Ace of hearts
One sassy lady

Friday, 2 October 2009

Day 124 - Creature

Each to their own ... ;-)

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Day 123 - Clock


This is the second clock I have seen which uses the original Roman numeral IIII for the number 4, as opposed to IV (the more 'modern' symbol, meaning one before five).