fishing at easter

at easter i went  up to north waikato to visit mike , kim and georgia … we went over to the coromandel and done a spot of fishing and stayed a night at whangamata in mikes boss’s place …. here are some photos

veiw from the digs
shareing the river
first fish of the day
last cast just on dark
a brace of trout

winter is approching

with winter coming, the days are getting colder and today is the is the frist real cold snap we have had.. having worked the weekend i have taken the day off. sitting inside a warm house while the weather turns bad is awesome , i am a cold weather person. i plan to spend the day with hot drinks and a book and listening to the rain on the roof .. in my pile of books i have a Robert Burns book of poems  , it is an old book and it is my favorite, it has an inscription inside dated 1910 and the copyright 1892…..

the wintry west extends his blast,

and hail and rain does blaw;

or the stormy north sends driving forth

the blind sleet and  snaw:

while , tumbling brown , the burn comes down,

and roars frae bank to brae;

and bird and beast in covert rest,

and pass the heartless day.

…….Robert Burns…..

a gift
given to…


the other day my friend’s wife turned forty so it was hangi at the beach time … the weather turned it on , an awesome autumn day … standing around the hangi fire all rugged up with the smell of burning driftwood and a beer, can life get any better than this… with the hangi down it was off to stand around the brazier to drink butterscotch schnaps .. perfect…..and the party went well into the still autumn night ………………………….

the best brazier in the world
the hangi fire
rocks in the pit
watercress on the rocks
wet sacks.. the food is in trays , not open
time for a beer
party time
stoked up brazier



when i was on the net the other day looking at art i found a painting “la muse verte” by albert maignan .. i have drank absinthe but i don’t think it was my muse i think , on that night ,it was my downfall….. here is some of the art i found

la muse verte
la fee verte
the dark side of the drink

i liked this , i didn’t have a handle on it ether