Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Sunset goodness 4th Oct 2017



The clouds were looking a little pretty so out came the iPad for some time-lapse action. The day between my Dad's birthday and my good friend Callum's birthday. Man I miss them both so much. Here's a lovely time-lapse I know they both would have enjoyed.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Flexi's latest mix ... listen loud

Yay my good friend Flexi used my image on his latest mix Blacker than thou

Blinded By The Light

True to my Irish roots

Yay the local garden centre sell individual seed potatoes so we're gonna have a nice variety next season! 

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Good to know ...

The Oatmeal - believe

A ten year gap

Rimutakas

Sunset made a little special

The magnificent view north from the Kennedy Good Bridge towards the Rimutakas 2007 and 2017.

Friday, June 30, 2017



I've put seeds and fruit out for the local birds most days for many years. It's lovely to have all these wonderful little visitors with their chirrups and songs. Here today there are tauhou, blackbirds, sparrows, dunnocks, green finches, chaffinches we also get the occasional tui, kereru and ruru.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Clouds of the valley seep around

 Another sunset timelapse

I wrote a quick reply to my friend Mark in Novato saying that next I would be watching sitcoms with hot tea as a relaxing start to the second day of my weekend. But when I got up to feed the cat the valley was filled with cloud which I thought had the potential for a nice time-lapse movie. So here it is with music by Otis McDonald with the song 'Here, if you're going'. It's an hour later now and the cloud is still filling the valley but the sun is out so I think we're in for a lovely day. Have a happy Friday everyone :)

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Friday, April 28, 2017

More double exposures ...

Created a Behance page for these ones as I like the way they're displayed large on black Double exposure time by Jane Monaghan


The road not taken

Overlaying the vanishing point of a Palmy North street over Patons beach in Golden Bay reminded me of that wonderful poem by Robert Frost.  And here I am about to take a new road and although it's not less taken I know it will make all the difference to me.  

Link to The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

Friday, April 14, 2017

Vegan noms

I've been asked a few times recently ... 'what do you eat?'  So thought it best I illustrate!  Boy what a lucky girl I am to have such amazing yummy food and all with no animal products at all.  Yay for cruelty free yum yums!  

  • Nori rolls with avocado, cucumber and red pepper filling plus wasabi and tamari for dipping.

  • Fried tempeh with nooch sauce and pasta with fresh corn off the cob.
  • Dahl and spinach filled pastry with Moroccan spiced couscous, beetroot salad, chutney and homemade hummus.
  • Quick and easy toasted sandwich with homemade refried beans and Angel Food dairy free mozzarella filling plus a smudge of sweet chilli sauce and token watercress leaf on top!
 
  • Nachos with a chilli bean and onion tomato sauce, Angel Food vegan mozzarella fresh tomatoes and Franks yummy guacamole.

If you would like recipes just let me know. 
#vegan #food #ideas #yum #plantbaseddiet #nomnoms

I make the best bed



Yup Mana decided that right on top of me would be the best place to curl up for bedtime!  He stayed there for a while and then I did the hug and roll & moved him over to a pillow.  #treatedlikeaking #cat #bed #hardtosleep

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Luminate festival collage


Aaah Luminate you're beautiful! What an amazing vibe in a gorgeous setting with fun people.  Bare feet and music, walks in the forest with no flushing loos or wifi. So much love and goodness shared.  Great value noms as well. Here's a little glimpse of pics taken with the 'halo' filter turned on phone. 

More photos here imajane on Flickr

Return from a magical journey to Wellington 'summer'

Pencarrow lighthouses from the ferry home 

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Shapeshifter

A few photos from the wonderful outdoor biannual exhibition 2016
 

 
















 






Poneke to Pauatahanui inlet

Please click on the image to see it large.


Wow what a view!  Looking south to west from Boulder Hill, Belmont Regional Park, Wellington, NZ.

Tiger eyes meets light bokeh



This was a bit of a fluke while making collages in a layout app.  I like the way the shadows partially line up drawing my eye in to the boys eye. He was standing by the side of the road at a rest stop in Rajasthan, India. I see serious sadness in his an intense gaze and I am reminded of my good fortunes.  

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Te Ahumairangi Hill with Baxter [and Mike]

View over Poneke (Wellington) towards the airport in the distance

That tongue! Baxter the Irish Setter was a little warm. 

Mr Beautiful posing

 A little windswept with his new 'friend' attempting to jump on.


New games to learn!

North east towards the Hutt valley 

Modelling to a fault
and the Lilliputian version!

Model dog

What a lovely afternoon catching up with Mike and enjoying the great views.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016


Aw this made me feel good, I received mail from Flickr HQ saying my photo "Bella Lobelia" is being used on the front page of the flowers group.  YAY!!  Another small thing to be grateful for!