Marlborough Sounds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fujifilm 35mm Natura Black 24mm/F1.9 lens with Fujifilm Natura 1600

 

 

 

Oamaru wharf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fujifilm 35mm Natura Black 24mm/F1.9 lens with Fujifilm Natura 1600

 

 

 

Election stats

 

 

Like most of the country I was glued to the TV & internet on Saturday night as the election results started to come in… Results were slower than I thought, given there was a huge amount of early voting…

But then I saw this tweet:

 

The embargo only lifted at 7pm, could someone really predict the outcome 20minutes in and with only 3% of the vote? I had thought I’d be staying up until the last voting result came in, but by an hour later the prediction was still holding:

 

 

GE2020 Official Results

 

 

 

 

Elephant Rock, Duntroon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fujifilm 35mm Natura Black 24mm/F1.9 lens with Fujifilm Natura 1600

 

 

 

Oamaru architecture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Due to easy access to limestone a lot of buildings in Oamaru and surrounding area look amazing due to their construction. Even out in the countryside I would come across eg a small rural community hall that was as grandoise…

Photos above are Fujifilm 35mm Natura Black 24mm/F1.9 lens with Fujifilm Natura 1600
Photo below is from my iPhone, must be the flashest bank in NZ!!

 

 

The area is also famous as home to Blue Penguins with a special touristy viewing area… But this bit of branding on the main street of Oamaru made me LOL

 

 

 

 

GH2 Spring

 

 

 

GH2 = 4 mandarin, 2 yuzu, 2 lime, 2 olive, 2 tamarillo, 1 passionfruit, 2 cucumber,
4 strawberry, 1 lavendar, 1 dwarf peach, 1 elderberry, 1 fig, 1 locquat, 2 banana, LOTs of lettuce
plus lots of seedlings; shiso, mizuna, lettuce, radish etc

 

 

(i dug this plot over during winter, added fertliser and a month or so ago I decided to grow rhubarb. I bought four rhubarb plants, small but all looked sturdy. Planted them all, top right plant just took off & is growing like crazy, bottom right slower to start but also doing very well, top left is dead, bottom left is stunted & very slow growing. Moral of the story? Plant multiple seedlings/ideas so the ones with strong genetics and roots reveal themselves… but don’t give up on the slow developers!)

 

 

 

(peas, beetroot, silver beet… I used to think peas were a summer crop – plant them in spring & eat them in summer… but I’d buy six or ten seedlings and get barely enough peas to eat – most got eaten raw in the garden. So this year I bought seed and planted lots in the greenhouse during winter, and eventually maybe 50 or 60 seedlings out into this garden, result: LOTS of delicious super crunchy fresh peas!)

 

 

GH1 = 22 tomato plants on the left, with basil and marigolds… will become a forest in next 2 months!
2 blueberry, 1 dwarf bamboo & cactii etc on right

 

temperature in greenhouse is about 10 degrees C warmer than outside…
so a crappy grey Friday Ext = 12deg C, interior = 25deg C

 

 

 

 

Bridge with shadows

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fujifilm 35mm Natura Black 24mm/F1.9 lens with Fujifilm Natura1600

 

 

 

When the bass kicks in

 

 

 

Fujifilm 35mm Natura Black 24mm/F1.9 lens with Fujifilm Natura1600