Mount Kaukau

25 Sep

In order to make the most of the beautiful weather over the weekend, the significant other and I walked up Mount Kaukau.  The walk starts off in the bush in Khandallah (which I didn’t realise was a sub-continental word – when you drive around Khandallah, which we did for about 15 minutes because we got lost, most of the names are sub-continental).



The path goes pretty much straight up the side of the hill, mostly in steps.


And then once you get to the top, you get 360 degree views of Wellington, including all the way to the South Island.


Pretty amazing, and definitely worth the walk up the hill!



25 Sep

The weather was just too nice here to do any posting over the weekend.  But here is a photo I took yesterday.

That greeny blue of the water is the perfect colour – just a little dusty and cloudy.  And I love the way the water puts the perspective all out.



22 Sep

We did beer bottling on this beautiful Saturday afternoon.  This is the second version of a pilsner, brewed by the significant other.  I think the most satisfying point is seeing all the filled bottles lined up, ready to go under our window seat to brew in the bottle for the next little while (well that might not be the most satisfying point, that would probably actually be the drinking!).

Sun through trees

20 Sep

I really liked the sun shining through the norfolk pine in front of our house this morning, with the wispy cloud in behind.  It was very bright and cheerful, given that it started out looking like it would be quite a grey day.

Disgruntled cat face

19 Sep

I was trying to take a photo of our cat, Bowie, using the camera case as a pillow.  But instead I got a photo of a very disgruntled cat, who had been woken up by me trying to take a photo of him.

You maybe can’t really tell from this photo, but Bowie is a very pretty grey tabby.  And he’s pretty good natured usually, but something about having a camera pointed in his face while trying to sleep really pissed him off.  Silly cat.



18 Sep

These are some spring flowers that I bought for my significant other on Sunday.  They smell so delicious, it would be worth having them even if they didn’t look so pretty.

I also took a photo with flash on, which kind of just makes the flowers look a little creepy.

Pretty view

17 Sep

These photos are actually from yesterday.  Yesterday morning was so beautiful; still, sunny, and warm.  I took advantage and walked down to the vege markets in shorts and a singlet! (crazy for Wellington in September) This first photo is the (slightly wonky) view from our living room.  It’s slightly wonky because I had to take it out a window, that doesn’t open fully – it was a bit of a challenge.

Pretty huh?

Later in the day it clouded over and rained quite a lot.  But then in the early evening it cleared up, and I took this photo on my way home, from the top of the path to our house.

I love the light in that photo, so soft and slightly pinky orange.  And just so calm.  Makes it easier to feel the calm inside when the weather is like that.