What Trompie and I saw this morning

Early morning walk

Just up the hill we saw two Kererus( New Zealand pigeons) landing in a  tree across the road.



Going back home down the hill Trompie saw this kitty watching him!


Trompie looked at it and….


It made the kitty nervous and it turned its back on us!


There was a lot of frost this morning.

When the sun shone on the roofs the ice started to melt and formed steam

rising up in the air!


Just look at the frost in the shade at 9.00am



Protea : Festival of Flowers



Proteas attracted the attention of botanists visiting the Cape of Good Hope in the 17th century. Many species were introduced to Europe in the 18th century, enjoying a unique popularity at the time amongst botanists.


PINK ICE – Protea

Taken in my friends garden last Wednesday!

Mother Earth rumbled along this morning

Wow, what a wake up we had this morning!

I woke up at about 7.00am and heard something hopping on my home’s roof. I thought those black birds are hopping along and cleaning out the gutter again. That is what they do every morning.

I did not get up because it was still a bit early to start the Sunday morning. No ways! At about 7:15 am everything was rumbling and my bed was swaying from side to side.

Trompie, who sleeps on my bed at my feet, Got up and started barking at this noise and movement. He wasn’t very happy with who ever was trying to invade his space!

On the radio they said it was again n 5.8 shake the same place as Friday morning.

On Friday morning my son, who works in Wellington , text me and asked if I was okay! I did not feel anything at that time because I was in the shower. I heard Trompie barking but thought he was barking at something outside. That’s what he usually does when I am in the shower. My son  works in a  high building in Wellington and he said the whole building was moving from side to side. On Friday it was a 5.7 quack . There were also smaller tremors going on during the day.

The earth quacks were centered in the Cook Strait. They were about 17 – 18 km deep.

Earthquakes rumble central New Zealand


A series of earthquakes, the biggest a magnitude 5.8, have struck below Cook Strait this morning.

This was Sunday July 21, 2013.

5.8 quake wakes Wellington

NBR staff | Sunday July 21, 2013 | 16 comment

    5.8 quake wakes Wellington

    NBR staff | Sunday July 21, 2013 | 16 comments
    An initial GNS report puts the quake in the same place as Friday's cluster

    An initial GNS report puts the quake in the same place as Friday’s cluster
    The Friday quake cluster, including the 5.7 main shock (GNS)

    The Friday quake cluster, including the 5.7 main shock (GNS)
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    UPDATE / Sunday July 20: Wellingtonians were awoken by a 5.8 magnitude  quake at 7.17am this morning.

    It was the capital’s second major shake in three days, and was centred around the same location – the middle of Cook Strait – according to an initial GNS GeoNet report. It struck at a depth of 19km.

    There were no immediate reports of damage or injury.

    The main quake was followed by a cluster of aftershocks in the mid 3s, with one at 4.2 magnitude (the main shock was revised upward from the initially calculated 5.6).

    “Longer, more shaky” than Friday
    “This quake was definitely longer than the last and a little more shaky,”  cloud computing consultant Ian Apperley told NBR ONLINE.

    “It got the lights swinging and the china cabinet definitely rattling,”

    Mr Apperley lives on the south coast, near the airport.

    He added at 7.36am, “It’s a bit like being on a boat here at the moment with a bunch of barely perceptible aftershocks, just enough to make the house creak and lights swing a little. We’ll need to change our city moniker to ‘Shakiest Little Capital’ at this rate.”