Thursday, June 30, 2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Shortest day of the year

Yesterday was a beautiful calm and sunny day, perfect for the beach.........


And some cold water is not enough to keep this boy out of the ocean.  This is Rabbit Island, the same beach where the kite pictures in the blog header above were taken.



Thomas tried to fly the kite again, not much luck, but he tried!


found some interesting things the tide brought in, like this part of an old cassette player





sea sponge and shell collecting......


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Antique store fix

My sister and I went to a couple of antique shops in town yesterday.  I took some pictures at my favorite one.  So sad I can not buy anything big, the suitcase can only fit so much to bring home, but I did buy a couple of plates and a vase.




we found a couple of items that my parents have at their house too, like this Christmas tin
and this barometer




there was some fun vintage furniture re-upholstered.....




 lots of colorful dishes and kitchen things....


flower power

Kate took over the camera when we went to the park a few days ago......










Saturday, June 18, 2011

Random pictures

Kate took this picture.....

Who needs Wal-mart when you can go to "woolmart" 


Morning sunrise - unusual clouds caused by the ash from the Chilean volcano.
 lunch at a cafe



 the original "mini" car, still plenty of these driving around in New Zealand

 Nelson's Christ Church cathedral