Friday, September 30, 2011

Toy Museum

Something for everyone. Shot on Tuesday, on the day of Italy vs USA test.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

My Fav Dress Nelson

Dress Nelson has been controversial, but overall I'm for it.  So far this is my favorite, but not necessarily the best.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Every Face Tells a Story

The best face I found so far. Read about it here.  I'm sad it's only temporary, as you can see, there are blisters appearing on this particular "sticker" already.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Art Gallery

It's worth visiting Suter for John Gully's work and collaboration by local artist's work inspired by John Gully. 

Friday, September 23, 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Enactment of the First Game of Rugby in New Zealand

This is a first for Nelson Daily Photo in 5+ years of posting.  This photo was not taken by either of us, but by an unknown gentlemen seated at the back row of the VIP bleacher.

The very first Rugby game was reenacted at the Botanic Reserve yesterday.  By the time yours truly arrived at the Reserve, after seeing the Haka on the Cathedral Steps in yesterday's post, suffice it to say there was standing room only without the requisite connection/invitation to certain areas.  After circling around the field twice, I didn't see much other than back of pants, shirts and heads.  So I asked a gent to take a few shots to show the atmosphere of the place.

More information here and here.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Haka by Nelson College boys

Today we have Italy vs Russia game on Nelson. At noon, we have this Haka demonstration by nelson College boys and leading to the "Re-enactment" of the historical game.

Nelson is the birthplace of New Zealand Rugby Game in 1870 when Charles Monro returned from his schooling in England with a new game to show the locals.    

When you go to the Trafalgar Park tonight, enjoy and be safe.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Great Dairy, No Bull!

I am short of images I normally post here. So... I took this one just now after I came back from grocery shopping.  This one actually taste good, not too sweet.

PS. Italy vs Russia (RWC) in Nelson tomorrow!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Weather-wise, it was a wet weekend, interspersed with moments of un-wetness. Snow expected in places further south, or did I hear that incorrectly?

Monday, September 12, 2011

Tree with Scales

Someone is bound to know what type of tree this is, but it has scales, and it's not sick.  It's the big tree in front of our courthouse, and I always admired the size and the shape, but I never paid attention to the trunks before Friday.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

My "Would Have Been" Twin

My would-have-been twin May. Ronette was going to name her Meg, but thought I might not like it, so she was going to be Maisey, but ended up being named May.  If you go anywhere near the car, her Big Sister Molly, (a slightly smaller dog with clearer coloration,) comes to the fore and May waits in the background, so this was the first picture I got of May alone. 

In addition to the more famous commemorations worldwide, today marks six months from the quake, tsunami and the start of the nuclear catastrophe in Northern Japan.  We worry winter is fast approaching to that very cold region.

Friday, September 09, 2011

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Ripple of Clouds

Look up and find a ripple of clouds,  I cannot wait a summer from now.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

You Want Perspective?

We discuss Theme Day themes a lot, though the onus is almost always on Ben to go get the shots, and his take is almost always different from mine.  And since I am over 25cm shorter than him, we can't help looking at the world with different perspectives, can we?

Monday, September 05, 2011

Lock and Key

It was only when I came around to this side and stepped back enough that the locked luggage cart made sense.  Ben thinks he's posted this before in NDP, but I don't remember it, and that's the story I'm sticking with. Do you remember seeing this cart?

Sunday, September 04, 2011