Thursday, 26 February 2015

Gate to the beach track



 This is the back gate from where we used to stay as kids.
Through the gate, down the bush track and 
you were at the river mouth and the beach.
Great times.

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Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Gingerbread houses





Made by a grandson. 
At the moment he is training to be a baker.
 He made these gingerbread houses for his siblings and cousins for Christmas.
 They had a wonderful time with the top one 
as we all got together on New Years Day and demolished it, 
it was full of lollies which really excited the little ones.

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Thursday, 19 February 2015

Felling the fence

Our neighbours are felling their hedge which some people call a living fence.


First a very nice young man came along with a chain saw and felled about 30 foot of it.


He then fed it into the mulcher, causing a lot of fine sawdust to float over our fence covering our outdoor furniture in a fine film.


We still have to get to the finish line but this is how the living fence is looking today.



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Monday, 16 February 2015

Lawrence Methodist Church


Methodist Church, Lawrence

The Methodist church in Lawrence. 
As far as I know it is still holding regular Sunday services.

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Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Rust and wood


 

Spotted while out and about on holiday.
I have no idea what the rusty piece is 
but it looks good and I'm sure someone will know.

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Sunday, 8 February 2015

Holy Trinity, Lawrence

With the two earthquakes that hit the
all public buildings throughout the country had to be re-assessed 
for future insurance purposes. 
This of course included all church buildings of all denominations.

Holy Trinity Church

Unfortunately a lot of the older churches in the country
didn't come up to standard and needed too much work for their parishes
 to bring them up to scratch.


from the road

This has resulted in a large number of small country parishes, 
and some inner city parishes as well, 
 losing the churches they have worshiped in for generations.

The bell tower

Holy Tinity Anglican church in Lawrence is one such church.
These are some snaps I took recently as we were passing through.

notice of final service

The final service in Holy Trinity took place on
January 11th, 2015 at 8:30am 
presided over by Bishop Kelvin.
He describes the 1000 year old font belonging to 
the church and gives a brief history of it here.


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Friday, 6 February 2015

Behind a ditch


Don't be fooled, 
there's a deep ditch on this side of the fence,
just behind the agapanthus.


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Thursday, 5 February 2015

Ducks, ducks and more ducks

In the Silverstream
by the dozen


 At Lowburn
mother duck with ducklings


 Oamaru gardens
duck, duck, goose and the odd sea gull


 Lake Waihola
doing what ducks do best


In a city carpark
decorative duck

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The impersonator

This is part of the native section of the  Christchurch botanical gardens but I am  not sure that the palm in the centre  is nat...