Out of focus, tilted, not properly framed and lacking a story. So what makes it amazing? The tree lives at my sister's house in New Zealand, and I took the photo from my home in San Antonio, Texas in real time. That's amazing! It's the magic of iPad and Facetime. It allows us to share our daily lives while resideing 9.000 miles apart.
I just finished new covers for my deck furniture. What I had was old, pink and pretty worn. With the hand-holding and encouragement, my friend, Carol Johnson, helped me to renew what had become really shabby. I'm proud of myself, and I really thank Carol for all her help.
The highlight of our trip has to be all the family time we enjoyed. We are front row and included in my sister's family portrait. The only one missing is husband Tony who had to be in Christchurch on business. Not only did he miss being in the picture, he didn't get an ice cream cone. Took a long time to cone-up this group, and many gobbled theirs down before others were served.
The lovely lady eating fish and chips with Walt is Helen, my sister's sister-in-law who lives in Whangarei. She graciously invited us up for a tour of the far north of NZ. The highlight has to be the viewing of the great kauri trees in New Zealand's rain forests. Many thanks, Helen, for a wonderful outing and all your hospitality.
Remember the All Black Plane in the photograph a couple of posts back? We got to ride it Monday from Wellington to Auchland! All black leather seats, more room and more luxury. We were thrilled. Then we boarded a 20 passenger prop from the tarmac to Whangarei. How "Casa Blanca" is that!
While in the Auckland airport, this beauty popped in. What a treat to get to see up close and personal, especially after these guys just won the world cup. Just part of the adventure of getting here. Delays and layovers and an unexpected day in Fiji.
I was about 6-years-old when I got my first camera...a box Brownie. I've been in love with the camera ever since. Digital set me free because I no longer have to worry about the cost of film and developing. Plus, that delete button gets rid of mistakes instantly. Friends and family have come to expect me to pull out a camera at any time. Friends are polite; family members groan but usually endure. I enjoy.