Saturday, March 16, 2019

Kia Kaha Christchurch

You've seen the news. Today it was some grownups but also some kids' turn to show solidarity in support of Christchurch and to New Zealand's Moslem community.

This is as close to "church" as it gets for us, but nevertheless we support. (Mitre10 Mega is the biggest hardware store chain in New Zealand.)

Saturday, March 09, 2019

Coffee Break

Branch at TOZETTI in town and before eating...  had a little coffee break with nice sample of cookies. 

This is the one ordered by Meg.   "decaf flat white".    Me?, always long black ( or may be short in some case ) .

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Tasman Bush Fire Day 19 : Rain and Hot Spots

It's the 19th day of the fire and we had our first real rain in probably a couple of months. (We had one that lasted less than a minute and another couple of minutes at our place but can't remember about where the fire is.)

We think there's none or very little rain to come today, but can you see skinny string-like smoke going up from behind the ridge? That's all the remaining hot spots, above and underground. This is between 1/3 to 1/2 of what we can see from our window, so it has been a big one.

Friday, February 22, 2019


We noticed something going on outside while eating dinner. This was going on. There was talk we might get some rain this weekend, but that wasn't to be.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Large Sky

It's been so long I haven;t see this much space in sky since Tasman Forest Fire on last Tuesday. 

If I look at closer with binocular, I can still see several hot-spots with smoke comes up.


Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Tasman Forest Fire 05/Feb/2019

Sun light filtered by ashed smoke and it turned the sea read in partially depends on where you are seeing from.
larger view later on when fire progress

Shadow of smoke

Sun behind the ashed smoke.

Sun setting behind the smoke

Night time view with long exposure

Night time view with long exposure

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Monday, December 24, 2018

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Coffee Stand

Sublime coffee stand at Nelson Airport.   - They serve a great espresso!