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WeekThirteen – Cookies!

25-31 March ’12

As part of his ANZAC homework assignment, Billy had the option to bake some cookies.  I figured I could document the event so he had something to hand in.

I love the light that comes in my kitchen window in the afternoons.

ANZAC cookies

Baking cookings

F-stop                f/3.5
Exposure time   1/60 sec
ISO Speed         ISO-320
Focal length       50mm
Flash Mode       No flash 

Week10 – Windows and Windmills

5 – 11 March ’11

Te Apiti Wind Farm

Construction of the wind farm on the Ruahine  ranges began in 2003 and was  completed within 12 months.     The official opening, by the Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Helen Clark was held on 9 December 2004.

Read Meridian’s official blurb on the Te Apiti Wind Farm.  Interestingly, on  page 3 there’s a picture of our very own Fire Chief, Neil Alexander, taken at the commissioning of the van that Meridian funded for the Ashhurst Brigade.

There was a lot of controversy over the building of the wind farms on the hills above the Manawatu.  People objected on the grounds of ecology and noise pollution, there was talk of a danger to aviation, and the possibility of bird strike.  Some people just don’t like the way they look.

Personally, I love the turbines up there.   I think they enhance the sky line, and they make excellent weather vanes.   They have become a symbol of home. Whenever we return from a trip away – if you can see the ‘windmills’ you know you’re nearly there.  I can see a few of the turbines from my kitchen and living room, and the view changes with the light and the weather.

The View from my Windows

This week’s post is a little later than usual due to a computer hiccup.  My laptop has been at the doc’s a couple of times over the past week and a half, and has returned to me in the exact same state as when it left.  In other words, slow as a wet week.  The fault remains undiagnosed, and I’m unable to be upgraded to Windows7.  I’m stuck with Vista 😦

So I struggle on… Continue reading