Sunday, June 14, 2015

Whangarei - City of Colour Letterbox

With the new theme of Whangarei, City of Colour and the Hundertwasser building going ahead many people are painting their letterboxes  - this was Doug's letterbox.

and now here it is in all its glory.  He has had many comments with the suggestion that he should now paint all the other boxes in his street!!!

A while ago a co-operative Art Gallery at the Town Basin painted several bollards in bright coloiurs only to be told to paint them black again after complaints.  I was talking to the Mayor the other day and suggested that all the bollards in the City should be painted bright colours and a competition held for people to paint one or more.  She thought it a great idea so we shall see if anything comes of it.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015


I have always liked the gleditsia in my garden (well in spring and summer anyway).  Unfortunately, it had got too large for my 1/4 acre section and so, on Saturday, I had it cut down.

Luckily, I was talking to one of the gentlemen who has P.D. and goes on the Parkinson's walk  and he recommended a man who goes by the name of "Monkey Power"  He was wonderful.  Below are just a few of the photos I took.

This Australian Frangipani was huge and, occasionally, dropped large limbs so it came down as  well

The base of the gleditsia is just over 760mm diameter.

 This poor apple tree has been trying to get some sun