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Midway Moorhouse Re-Development

January 29, 2013

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This is a new retail precinct called Midway Moorhouse. The previous buildings that were on this site were demolished due to earthquake damage.

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You can learn more about what shops are open at the official website http://www.midwaymoorhouse.co.nz/

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Rubber Duck Graffiti Art

January 26, 2013

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A rubber duck has been spray painted onto a wall in Tuam Street. At least it’s cute graffiti.

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Latimer Square

January 25, 2013

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Monarch Caterpillars and Sunflowers

January 24, 2013

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I’ve always loved watching monarch butterflies flying around in the garden – so I plant Swan Plants (milkweed) to ensure I get to enjoy them each year. My swan plants have gotten quite big and bushy and I had very few caterpillars on them. But all that changed in the last week or two. I suddenly noticed a lot of caterpillars at different sizes. Prior to that, I had seen a lot of monarchs visiting – often two at time.

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As you can see, my neighbourhood is going to be flush with beautiful monarchs.

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Monarch Caterpillar Chrysalis

I’ve only seen one chrysalis so far – they are hard to spot being the same colour as the plants.

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My other summer project has been to grow some sunflowers from seed that were left in our mailbox. I sowed the seeds in late October and have given them a considerable amount of attention. I can imagine my neighbours saying to each other ‘there she goes again watering those sunflowers!’. My partner thinks it’s ironic that a ‘sun’ flower needs so much ‘rain’. So far I’ve had one flower on me, and I have another one getting close to flowering. I’m not sure how big the plants will get – it will be interesting to see.

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I’ve never grown sunflowers before, so it’s an intriguing process watching them develop. I think I expected the flower to be big straight away – but it came out quite small and has developed a lot in the week or two that it’s been out.

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Buskers Comedy Club

January 23, 2013

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A few of the performers I caught at the Buskers Comedy Club. Best to get there early – you won’t see much if you are not in the bench seat near the front :( – hence why all of my phoots are of people up in the air!

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