certainly from an “welcome to spring….” introduction method…
it brought a smile to my dial.
with just over an hour til kick-off it is great to see such
support from Richmond shops and merchants
for the USA rugby team that
arrived here over the weekend. The Tailgate party is in full swing.
The detail show by this Queen St tile shop was quite creative.
I’m sure they were made to feel welcome.
whilst enjoying something that I really shouldn’t have been…..(healthy choices right?)
I happen to notice some of NZ’s finest were also partaking in prior mentioned health food….
umm where did they come from……
turns out I didn’t have to look too far away….
yup very unusually for Port Nelson two of the NZ Navy patrol ships…….
…. were in Port Nelson at the same time….
…and yes there is a reason why they’re here, the occasion that justifies this dual visit…..
….is the official unveiling by new Governor-General Jerry Mateparae ……
early on Sunday morning at a dawn ceremony of the 28th (Maori) Battalion waharoa or gateway sculpture at Anzac Park.
can a photo be had that’s worth the time it took to wait for that “right time?”
Yup…even in local Nelson town….. I reckon it is still possible?
How, cause I paid my mate up there in control of the Sun…to turn it on at just the right moment!
…continues unabated…as I guess it should….
….because just like happened a few hundred km’s south (as the crow flies) …“the earth can react” & you don’t get any warning.
….in the light of day ….and the rain tonight…
….that a Nelsonians life could be so spectacular…. something like this…
….could look ok…on such a regular basis?
Could this massive sunshine event tonight….doing all it can to be seen through the clouds….storm clouds in fact….could it be an omen for the Italians in tomorrows Rugby World Cup match…..that follows the re-enactment game at the Botanic’s.
Don’t forget that Nelson has the distinction of being the place where the first game of rugby was ever played in New Zealand.
I can’t say whether I really like it or not?………but actually this weird photo is about as close as was possible to how I saw to tonight’s combo of pouring rain and the fab Nelson sun getting ready to go to bed over the western ranges. Guess that’s why we live here….a different….and by that I mean a “different” panorama every night of the year.
Its spring in Nelson 2011.
It was only a few short weeks back it wasn’t looking like it was….
…even though September was well under way……
….but by mid September everything is yellow,
and there’s some timely extra additions to the park as well, in time for the kick off to Nelson’s part to play in this years 2011 Rugby World Cup.
that allows Collingwood St to cross the Maitai River
has had some colourful additions recently.