Monday, July 12, 2010

365/193 - Evil Tooth Grin

365/193 - Evil Tooth Grin, originally uploaded by dragonsinger.

This was supposed to be a picture of Traveller soaking in the sun at the foot of my bed but it's turned into an evil grin photo.

365/192 - Knitting Cat

365/192 - Knitting Cat, originally uploaded by dragonsinger.

Ok - so the cat wasn't actually knitting - but he was keeping me warm while I knitted and watched Doctor Who.

365/191 - Mystery object

365/191 - Mystery object, originally uploaded by dragonsinger.

Ok - I know what it is but can you guess?

365/190 - Guitar head

365/190 - Guitar head, originally uploaded by dragonsinger.

My guitar has lived at school for the past 3-4 years - I've finally brought her home as I'm not playing it at all at school. This is her with an old photo of mum that I have on my desk - appropriately as my love of music comes from mum and dad.

365/189 - Black Hawk Down

365/189 - Black Hawk Down, originally uploaded by dragonsinger.

I'm not sure how I managed to get this - the hawk came swooping down as I was driving I managed to grab camera, turn it on and press the button while driving!

365/188 - Toadstool

365/188 - Toadstool, originally uploaded by dragonsinger.

Spotted on the grounds of Waikato Uni - interestingly there were several of us together all who do the 365 challenge - must check to see if their toadstool photos are up too.

365/187 - Tangiwai

365/187 - Tangiwai, originally uploaded by dragonsinger.

Looking up the river to the rail bridge from one of the vantage points at the memorial site. A sombre place.

365/186 - Weeping Waters

365/186 - Weeping Waters, originally uploaded by dragonsinger.

At 10.21 p.m. on Christmas Eve 1953 the Wellington–Auckland night express plunged into the flooded Whangaehu River at Tangiwai, 10 kilometres west of Waiouru in the central North Island. Of the 285 passengers on board, 151 died in New Zealand's worst railway accident.

It was, at the time, the world’s eighth-biggest rail disaster and made headlines around the globe. The nation was stunned. With New Zealand’s population at just over two million, many people had a direct relationship with someone involved in the tragedy.

The place name Tangiwai means ‘weeping waters’ in Maori. The timing of the accident added to the sense of tragedy. Most of those on the train were heading home for Christmas, armed with presents for friends and family. Over the following days, searchers found many battered, mud-soaked presents, toys and teddy bears on the banks of the Whangaehu River. Those waiting to meet their loved ones at the various stations up the line had no sense of the tragedy unfolding on the volcanic plateau.

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365/185 - Stuck

365/185 - Stuck, originally uploaded by dragonsinger.

Finally got around to putting one of my evernote stickers on my car.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

365/184 - Fenced In

365/184 - Fenced in

My Stargate Geocache is behind this fence!

365/183 - Finished

365/183 - Finished

Finished and mounted art work from one of my students.

365/182 - Just Hanging On

365/182 - Just Hanging On

I spotted this lone leaf hanging on after all the others had dropped.

365/181 - Absentee Art

365/181 - Absentee Art

I had 3 days out of my classroom to work with some of our senior classes. My relief teacher did some fantastic art work with the students. This is some work in progress.

365/180 - Split Screen TV?

365/180 - Split Screen TV?

I get the dogend TVs in our house - this one has an annoying habit of losing 2/3 of it's screen just at the most important or exciting time!

365/179 - Liquorice

365/179 - Liquorice

A treat I found at the supermarket - offcuts for about 1/3 the normal price.