Collage

The theme for this week’s Daily Post is Collage.

I could only think of one photo I had that might work for this.

It’s of a street art based around awareness of shark finning. Basically when we go for walks outside the centre, the kids love to stop by this. Which is how I was first made aware of it.

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I am also very fond of the photo collage feature we can use on WordPress, I use it so many times. In fact, I’m gonna use it now to show some more spots around Wellington!

Look at that collage! πŸ˜€

Angela.

Bridge

Bridge

The theme for this week’s Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge is Bridge.

Seems straightforward enough, so for my interpretation, let’s look at some photos of bridges that I seem to have collected πŸ˜€

Bridges have a habit of showing up in my travel photos, as well as random photos I take day to day.

Some bridges are necessary to explore natural habitats that shouldn’t be disturbed. Like the pancake rocks in the small village of Punakaiki, in the South Island.

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Some bridges you find in parks. They’re small, and when I see one I have to cross it, and also get a photo of it. The one below is me and my brother in Pollard park, taking a photo of my mum down below taking a photo of us.

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Here’s the photo of my mum taking a photo of us on top of the bridge. Inception.

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Some bridges are meant to be for trains only. But you gotta make your way across it to continue hiking your way to Machu Picchu. Now it’s an adventure.

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Some bridges you find closer to home. In Zealandia, they have a long suspension bridge that you shouldn’t run across, but you want to.

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They also have a bridge built on top of the skinny dam that blocks the lake from running over the rest of Zealandia.

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Some bridges you don’t really think about. Like when you drive under one or over one on the motorway or highway.

Other bridges are landmarks, so you can’t help but notice them. When you visit, you feel obligated to take a photo of it, as it’s recognizable in both day and night. I don’t even need to say which bridge this is.

Some bridges are tiny ones in park that cross a stream, but you can bet that I will get a photo of it.

You can also bet that if I’m travelling with my husband, if I’m going to take a photo of a bridge, a lot of the times he will be in it. Whether he ran onto it to pose, or he just happened to be there. He’s in them a lot πŸ™‚

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Bridges are pretty awesome, and if you see one, take a photo of it. Cause why not?

Angela.

Instagram in June

Instagram in June

Previously I’ve done posts about my top monthly Instagram photos I’ve shared. I always love looking back and seeing what photos I’ve posted as I always have fun Β trying to pick one to share each day πŸ™‚

Let’s take a look at my top photos from the month of June!

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Machu Picchu. This was posted on June 1. I spend lots of time reminiscing on my breaks, looking at old holiday photos, among other photos. I wanted to share one of Machu Picchu as I hadn’t shared much Peru ones lately. You can see more photos on my old postΒ Machu Picchu.

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Wedding. This was posted on June 9. You guys know I love looking through my wedding photos, and that I share Β them a lot πŸ˜‚.Β This past month I posted a couple more of the photos on Instagram, and this one is one of my personal favourites.

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Delta

Delta

The theme of this week’s Photo Challenge is Delta. Another theme I was unsure of how to interpret. In the original post, they suggest sharing a photo “that symbolizes transitions, change, and the passing of time”.

For me, I immediately thought of clouds.

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Clouds are our first reminder of the seasons.

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We often look up to determine what the weather will be.

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Lately, the clouds in our sky have been full and dark.

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Excuse how dark this one is, I was focusing on the sky

They look impressive, and hold a sinister promise of rain.

But soon, they will pass.Β Bringing back blue skies, fluffy clouds, and giving the sun another chance to shine.

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Clouds are a reminder of the changing times. They’re always moving, never keeping still, changing throughout the season and even throughout the day. They are a friendly reminder that we’re all just hanging out on a spinning ball in space πŸ™‚

Angela.

Transient

Transient

The theme of this week’s Daily Post Photo Challenge is Transient.

Another word that I wasn’t sure what the meaning was, but it’s good to learn these things. Transient is something that lasts for a short time, a brief, short-lived experience, or something that just passes by.

For my interpretation of the theme, I wanted to talk about a beach. Rarangi Beach.

For those who don’t know this is a small beach that can be reached from Blenheim. My regular readers may know that I frequently visited Blenheim when I was younger as part of our summer and Christmas holidays. Every two years we would come down for a week. One of our favourite activities was visiting Rarangi Beach. In later years, we began documenting our travels.

Every two years we returned, we remarked on how the place looked the same, but we ourselves were growing, and changing as a person.

Every time we return, I wonder what stories places like these can tell. So many people, animals, sticks, driftwood and seaweed pass through, from back to the time the beach itself was created.

Even footsteps on the beach don’t last. They fade as the waves wash over them, even while we watch. Not to get too morbid, but we ourselves are transient, we’re only here for a short time compared to the environment around us. I didn’t mean to end this on a somewhat dark note, so let’s end it here. Cherish these little moments, where you’re with your family, on a holiday, or just playing on a beach.

Angela.

Walking up Mount Vic

Walking up Mount Vic

Hello! This week’s TBT, is actually just from this weekend! However, I have done this walk many times over the past few years. Most often with Rory, and in fact, he proposed to me during a picnic we were having up on Mt Vic, so it’s very special to me!

Last Sunday was sunny all day which is a miracle. So I finally decided to do the walk again (I haven’t done it since last December), and this time to take lots of photos as I did.

I put in my music and good walking shoes, and I headed out. We already live on a hill as you can see, but the street leading up to the Mount Victoria walkway is super steep.

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I decided to stop for a selfie at the sign which shows you’ve literally just started the walk. I couldn’t see if it was good as it was super bright, but looking back at them all, this was the best one I took.

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So, this is one minute in. The slope starts off nice and easy, and you already get a lovely view of the city.

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Focus

Focus

The theme of this week’s Photos Challenge isΒ Out of Focus.

I’ve only chosen one photo to show this week, and it’s one of my favourites from up in Auckland.

I was trying to take a photo of the miserable weather outside the car. Instead, my phone focused on the window, and the rain drops that were sticking with it.

The city outside was grey and blurry, and the focus was on the rain. It made for a good photo, and I like showing it to people. Now, I’ll show it again for the photo challenge.

Hooray for happy accidents πŸ˜€

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Angela.