Wordless Wednesday

Close-up shot of white camellia bud with raindrops. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Camellia bud. Image: Su Leslie, 2017



DP Photo Challenge: atop

View of Kaipara Harbour, from Atiu Creek Regional Park, Tapora, NZ. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

View of the Oruawharo River and Kaipara Harbour from Atiu Creek Regional Park, Tapora, NZ. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

There is a hint of autumn in the air. Auckland’s oppressive humidity has disappeared and I feel invigorated enough for long walks.

View of the Kaipara Harbour from Atiu Creek Regional Park, Tapora, NZ. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

The Tauhoa River, Kaipara. Seen from Atiu Creek Regional Park, Tapora, NZ. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

The Atiu Creek Regional Park covers over 800 hectares of bush, farm and wetlands north of Auckland with walking, cycling and horse-trekking trails criss crossing the landscape.

The park was gifted to Auckland in 2006 by owners Pierre and Jackie Chatelanat, who wanted to protect it from development and allow people to enjoy its beauty.

Views from atop the parks many hills are panoramic and stunning.

Daily Post Photo Challenge | atop

10 Things Tuesday: words of wisdom

photo credit: Caucas' via photopin cc

photo credit: Caucas’ via photopin cc

Time is the real currency of life. While money can be earned, spent and earned again, time cannot. It will eventually run out.  Life will end.
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© Su Leslie, 2013

War does not determine who is right; only who is left.
Bertrand Russell

National Archives, Kew. Su Leslie, 2013

National Archives, Kew. © Su Leslie, 2013

Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.
Soren Kierkegaard

Su Leslie, 2002.

© Su Leslie, 2002.

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
Oscar Wilde

It’s fun to have fun, but you have to know how.
Dr. Seuss

Those who shun the whimsy of things will experience rigor mortis before death.
― Tom Robbins

Bad decisions make good stories.
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Calvin: Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us.

from Bill Watterson’s brilliant Calvin and Hobbes comic strips.

Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes

Life’s too short to drink bad coffee.

And finally …

Su Leslie, 2013

© Su Leslie, 2013

Good mothers let you lick the beater when they’re baking; great mothers turn the mixer off first.
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Weekly Photo Challenge: I know what the sign says, but …

Er, sorry but I think the key word here is secret!

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You can find out more about this tourist attraction by visiting their website.

You can see more photos of signs that might make you smile, chortle, laugh out loud, or engage in sober reflection even by visiting the Daily Post’s Weekly Challenge.

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Sign Says

Christianity with a sense of humour

Christianity with a sense of humour

I saw this sign round the side of St John’s in the City, in Wellington. I think it’s brilliant; funny and clever and understated and best of all, useful.

I’ve said before that I’m not really a Believer. I’d probably describe myself as a Presbyterian aethiest with catholic tendencies. I like the socialism of christianity and I absolutely love old churches and rituals and choral music. It’s just the notion of a God I have trouble with. That and any kind of humourless religion that thinks it knows best and wants to make everyone in it’s own likeness, preferably with maximum violence.

Life is ridiculous, humans are ridiculous, love and fear and hate are all ridiculous. So why not laugh?